• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

Our all-new and unique Expert Rating system analyses new cars based on dozens of UK media reviews to give you the best possible car buying advice. Check it out now!

Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine

Stay up to date with the latest from The Car Expert

Latest articles

McLaren to build open-top hypercar

McLaren has confirmed the fourth member of its hypercar ‘Ultimate Series’ line-up — an open-top roadster.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not quite to the same level as its main rivals, the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S.

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.

Nissan Leaf

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.
 

The Bentley Bentayga SUV range is being extended with a new V8-engined model.

According to Bentley the new model will be the most sporting version yet of the Bentayga, which has proved highly successful since its launch into the growing premium SUV market. However it won’t be the fastest, that title remaining with the Bentayga W12.

The V8 is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol unit familiar from elsewhere in the Bentley range. It produces 550hp and 770Nm of torque, which gives the Bentayga a 4.4-second 0-62mph time and a terminal speed of 180mph.

The car returns 24.8mpg combined cycle fuel consumption and produces COemissions of 260g/km. Aiding the emissions figure is start-stop technology that can activate when the vehicle is at ‘near-to-stop’ speeds.

   

From launch the Bentayga has been offered with an eight-cylinder diesel engine, offering a 4.8-second 0-62mph time, combined cycle economy of 35.8mpg and emissions of 210g/km. The range-topping 12-cylinder W12 model, meanwhile, crests 62mph in 4.0 seconds, with combined mpg of 21.6 and a 296g/km emissions figure.

‘Biggest brakes on any car’

Also launching with the Bentayga V8 is the option to add carbon-ceramic brakes, described as the largest and most powerful brakes yet fitted to a Bentley. In fact Bentley claims that no other production car boasts larger front brakes, the discs measuring 440mm and activated by 10-piston calipers. Buyers that choose the standard braking system will still get red-[painted calipers.

Styling additions to the new model include a black and chrome grille, and twin-quad exhaust pipes at the rear. Inside there are three new options – a high-gloss carbon-fibre finish replacing the traditional veneer surfaces; a wood and hide steering wheel available in seven different veneer finishes; and a new red leather dubbed Cricket Ball.

Bentley is pricing the Bentayga V8 at £136,200, which is only £400 more than its diesel sibling. And the range will be further enlarged later in 2018 by the launch of a hybrid version of the SUV.

Bentley Bentayga V8 The Car Expert

 

 

 

For the best independent and impartial car buying advice on the internet, always check with The Car Expert:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips and the latest offers from car manufacturers
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see our latest articles as soon as we publish them
  • Bookmark our site so you can check back regularly
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

The Car Expert Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine 1
Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine 2
Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine 3
Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine 4

Latest articles

McLaren to build open-top hypercar

McLaren has confirmed the fourth member of its hypercar ‘Ultimate Series’ line-up — an open-top roadster.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not quite to the same level as its main rivals, the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S.

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.

Nissan Leaf

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Car Expert?