British carmaker Bentley has taken the waps off the diesel powered variant of its ultra-luxurious Bentayga SUV.
The new Bentayga diesel is the first diesel powered production car to drive out of the Bentley production facility in Crewe, England.
Bentley claims that the Bentayga Diesel is the fastest diesel powered SUV in the world and the SUV has a diesel powertrain that really backs up the claim.
Powering the new Bentayga diesel is 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine. What makes the engine so special is the ‘triple charging' based forced induction system.
The Bentayga diesel uses two twin-scroll turbochargers which are augmented by an electric supercharger. The electric supercharger not only ensures that all the torque is available instantly but also spools up the first twin-scroll turbocharger.
The first turbo amplifies the midrange grunt before handing over force-feeding duties to the second twin-scroll turbo.
The triple charged diesel engine produces 429bhp and 900 Nm of torque, which is the same torque figure the 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 petrol engine produces. The power and torque is sent to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The Bentayga diesel will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds and will keep on accelerating till it tops out at 270km/h.
The other major changes to help people distinguish the diesel Bentayga from its petrol powered sibling include a black radiator mesh, ‘twin quad' tailpipes and the V8 Diesel badges.
The other changes include a slightly modified exhaust and a tuned suspension system to compensate for the large tank holding the exhaust treatment solution for the Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.
The new Bentley Bentayga will go on sale in January 2017 for £135,800 (Rs. 1.18 crore) which is £30,000 (Rs. 26.1 lakh) less than the price Bentley charges for the entry-level W12 Bentayaga.