City commuting doesn’t get any better, comfortable and luxurious than in a Bentley Bentayga. Now the Brits are back for more with a new diesel powerplant. 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel for presenting enhanced efficient performance. This is also an indication of the fact that segment toppers like Land Rover Range Rover, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Subaru Forester and Maserati Levante will face a seemingly tough competition.
Speculations on the Powertrain
Bentley Bentayga Diesel 2018 is in high suspicions of using a 4.0L V8 as the core powertrain. This diesel engine will integrate lightweight materials like aluminum for cylinder block heads and shaft mounts for playing an active role in cutting down weight.
With features like regulated camshaft timing (variable valve timing) and direct fuel injection, this engine is suspected of producing class-leading outputs of more than 602 HP and 670 lb-ft torque. These improved output figures will cater fuel economy to stay around 27 mpg in city, 32 mpg on highways and 29 mpg on a combined scale.
This revamped diesel powertrain will even make up for the 0 to 60 mph run to complete in less than 4 seconds and top speed will be limited to 187 mph. This also suggests that 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel might just be the fastest SUV around. And not to forget, towing capacity will be increased up to 5,500 lbs.
The new-gen Bentley Bentayga will come with an improved chassis for making the most out of overall performance. The suspension system will get a stiffer tuning for enhanced handling characteristics. This in turn, will help in putting out great low-speed maneuverability and crisp steering responsiveness.
Bentley Bentayga Diesel 2018 is expected to come with a moderate cosmetic makeover. To go specific, the front fascia will possess radical alterations in design with exaggerated headlights. These headlights will even integrate circular LED daytime running lights.
The grille will remain more or less the same with just subtle refinements. The mesh-like intake will wear chrome embellishments for added sophistication. Likewise, the front bumper will integrate flashy metallic trims and a skid plate-like approach.
2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel Interior
Since the previous generation model has received significant updates in the interior cabin, this 2018 variant will probably retain it.This suggests that the cockpit will be entirely driver-centric as the stout Bentley shifter will cater utmost driver convenience.
The dashboard will receive piano black accents along with suede inserts. Though 5 seating will come as standard, buyers will get the option of configuring the cabin seating up to 7. Cargo space will definitely be more than its competing SUVs to live up to its price tag.
Bentley will also lay much focus on the vehicle safety as features like adaptive cruise control, energy absorbing steering wheel, side impact beams, dual stage airbags, rearview camera and driver seat alert will come standard.
Price and Release Date
2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel is suspected to come with a starting price of more than $170,000. Experts suggest that dealerships might get this model by the 1st half of 2018.