Hardly a few days after its global debut, the new Bentley Bentayga V8 has been launched in India. It sits below the W12 Bentayga which was launched in India in 2016. Both variants of Bentayga are an epitome of luxury and at the very pinnacle of performance.
Truly designed for the rich and famous, the Bentayga is also the most expensive SUV ever. Priced from Rs 3.78 crore for the base variant going over Rs 7 crore for the full loaded variant.
Commenting on the launch, Satya Bagla, Managing Director, Exclusive Motors said: “Bentley is the world leader in luxury mobility and has been defining new luxury in the automotive world. The Bentayga V8 shares the same sleek lines as the other models in the Bentayga range, but adds some distinctive features to create an edgier exterior that matches the car’s dynamic feel. The newest addition to the range, Bentayga V8, is everything Bentayga was designed to be, balancing exquisite refinement with astonishing performance.”
Bentley Bentayga owes its name to the black Spanish mountain peak – Roque Bentayga. Bentley Bentayga V8 is powered by a 4.0 liter petrol engine that delivers 542 bhp and 770 Nm. It sits below the 6.0 liter W12 variant, which delivers 610 PS peak power at 5,000-6,000 rpm and 900 Nm torque at 1,250-4,500 rpm. Both variants engine are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 4.0 seconds while top speed stands at 301 kmph.
Sporting a signature Bentley grille, 20/22” alloy wheels, and a panoramic glass roof, the imposing Bentley Bentayga receives choicest interiors with plush leather seats, handcrafted wooden dashboard and panels and a state of the art infotainment system. Bentayga V8 has a range of 746 kms on full tank of fuel. Claimed mileage of 8.77 kmpl.
Why launch a more affordable Bentley? – “The V8 petrol version gives the British car company to cater to many more car enthusiasts. The addition of a characteristic V8 burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, reveals more of the luxury SUV’s sporting character.” There are only a few limited units on offer for the year. The Bentley Bentayga will compete only with the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Autobiography edition.