2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel – The first SUV diesel in the history of Bentley successful IRAP to combine the polyvalence of a gear of leisure with the ostentatious luxury of a limousine. This Bentayga can do everything. If the portfolio follows.
Bentley confirms that big SUVS are now the preserve of luxury brands. Indeed, the English manufacturer joined Porsche, Maserati, and Jaguar in 2016 with the Bentayga. The only difference that his SUV has panicked the numbers: 5.13 m long, petrol engine 6.0 W12 608 ch, 301 km/h, access price €217 300. Delirium? Yes, and it was a way for Bentley to make an impression and to explain that the Bentayga positioned above the fray.
The Bentayga now comes with a diesel engine more ‘accessible’ that will facilitate its development in Europe. For this first diesel in its history, Bentley went to tap into the Bank of the organ of the Volkswagen Group (the English brand is owned by the German giant) and took just the best and the most technological of the TDI, namely the 4.0 V8 of the equippedAudi SQ7 two turbos and an electric compressor.
2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel Prices
With 435 HP, 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel is faithful to the principles of House: settle for starting at the top of the segment. The price stands at €146 500 but impossible that it remains in the State at the time of signing the purchase order. The Bentley customer likes to customize his car and the brand offers him what satiate his desires: 107 exterior colors, 9 designs of rims, 8 types of interior woodwork and 15 colors of leather are available on the Bentayaga.
These are especially the equipment and interiors that tough Bill. For example, our test Bentayga Board €74 635 options, the price of a Porsche Cayenne. That is that says a lot about the positioning of the 4 x 4 Bentley. The price of our test model reached, therefore, €221 135. At this altitude rate, the penalty of €10,000 is anecdotal. Among options the more expensive, we note the Mulliner package at €11 170 (paint, rims of 21 inches and exclusive decorations) and multimedia system back to €5 635 (2 touchscreens, 2 Expat).
“Our 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel embarked €74 635 options. the price of a Porsche Cayenne”
The most outstanding are option four places to € 8 675 which transforms the seat in two comfort massage seats and ventilated, separated by a large center console. So rigged, the Bentayga really deserves its name of SUV limousine. Note that the Bentley can also have a family thing and develop seven places.
By starting the Bentayga, we thought that Bentley had lent us a model gas so the purr of the engine is quiet at idle. Besides, in all phases of driving, we didn’t feel like a diesel under the hood so much insulation is pushed. And when you hear the song of the eight cylinders under heavy load, the sound is pretty nice. Bentley signs here an excellent integration of the V8, but the best work is to come up with some amazing performances.
“With 900 Nm, this V8 diesel torque is equal to that of the W12 version!”
Team Double Turbo and an electric compressor that is from low revs, the V8 diesel shows a phenomenal couple of 900 Nm at 1 000 rpm, equivalent to that of the petrol W12 engine. Combined with the power of 435 HP and to the box automatic 8-speed, all take the Bentayga from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. Rather not bad when we know that there is 2 506 kg to take off! But the most surprising is the refinement of the conduct. The surge of power out of control with precision to adopt the choice of Senator train or a more angry look.
In the first case, the Bentayga excels with its soft suspension, its cozy seats, its soft controls and refined ambiance. Luxury in motion, that’s real. In the second case, the engine responds immediately, but keep in mind the width of this SUV (2 m without rear view mirrors), the high center of gravity and 2.5 tons that pull the car outside corners. Even when the Sport to firm suspension and steering, the Bentayga does no miracles in the windings.
Built for the main roads, the Bentayga is a real machine. And this version has it what is missing in the glutton W12 version: autonomy. With an average consumption that can contain up to 9 l / 100 km on a road and motorway journey and an 85 l tank, it is possible to travel about 900 km of a trait.
Of course, the Bentayga is also calibrated to get out of the bitumen. On the high paths, variable height air suspension works miracles to absorb bumps and holes while the all-wheel drive provides balance and motor skills. The Bentayga is capable of some amazing crossings but its limit will come from its road profile on the slippery slopes (mud or snow) tires. Before the climb to Courchevel in the winter, so remember to spend at Bentley to mount tires snow. The trip will be a formality.
The finish is exceptional and the omnipresent luxury aboard the Bentayga. One recognizes some Audi features such as a screen, control lights, and air conditioning block. The instrumentation is accurate. There is a little too much information at the same time. The luxury and care down to the slightest detail, as these zippers to adjust the air flow. For the NAP, no other SUV is better! The seats are massaging and broken down. The leather quality, comfort, embroidery Bentley: Welcome aboard the most luxurious of the SUV. At the rear, this removable screen allows setting the temperature. This sliding floor is indispensable for the picnic!. Ambiance Limousine for the most luxurious SUV. The Bentayga has no equal on the market.
At this altitude, a bit of SUV follows 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel. They are often cheap enough, not strong enough, not too big or not as prestigious. This is, for example, the case of the Maserati Levante Diesel (275 HP / €72 800) and Porsche Cayenne V8 diesel (385 HP / €85 970).
But the Bentayga is still shaken by theAudi SQ7 (435 ch / €105 500) as big and agile with its four wheels. When the Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 (339-ch / €131 500), his class is more natural and its luxury without false notes. But in the first case, Audi isn’t Bentley. And in the second, a Range is too common in the face of the exclusive Bentayga.
The Bentayga hustles the luxury SUV category and created a new niche: the ultra-luxury SUV. It combines limousine service, performance sporty coupe (except corners!) and practical aspects of a break in the middle of thick carpeting and leather soft. Less delusional than the W12, this 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel brings the autonomy which the petrol version is missing. The price is not a barrier for Bentley customer. But it will have to be: when you do a lot of diesel, it smells bad.