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Bentley Bentayga V8 launched in India for INR 3.78 crore, only

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Bentley has launched the new Bentayga V8 in India at prices starting from INR 3.78 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai). This luxury SUV is now available for order in our country and is currently sold in one standard V8 model. Customization would obviously add to the asking price.

Powering the Bentley Bentayga V8 is a new 4.0L, twin-turbo, V8 petrol alongside the previous V8 diesel engine option. With a guarantee of the V8 growl from under the hood and that backed up with twin-quad exhaust pipes, carbon ceramic brakes and the likes, the Bentley Bentayga V8 is sure to lure luxury car customers. The Bentayga V8 also comes with cylinder deactivation which allows to deactivate 4 out of 8 cylinders when need be. This switch happens in just 20 milliseconds, and you don’t even feel it inside the cabin. The Bentley Bentayga V8 will offer you a driving range of 746 km with 11.4L / 100 km efficiency.

The Bentley Bentayga comes with 4 on-road & 4 off-road driving modes. You can make the car suitable to be driven over off-roads, snow, grass, dirt, gravel, mud, trail, sand dunes and the likes. For off-road information, you also have the infotainment showing you data such as pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.

The Bentayga V8 also gets red brake calipers at the front and standard iron brakes at the rear. This is a special high temperature resistant Tornado red paint colour. You can also see the black grille, new alloy wheels, and black accents on the sides & bumpers.

The Bentley Bentayga comes with 4-, 5- or 7-seat configurations. Inside, you get wood & hide steering wheel and high gloss carbon fibre panel finish.

Specification

Engine
Type 4.0-litre, 32-valve, twin-turbocharged V8
Max Power 542 bhp* / 404 kW / 550 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 770 Nm / 568 lb. ft. @ 1,960-4,500 rpm
Transmission
Driveline ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, permanent all-wheel drive with 40:60 front to rear torque split
Ratios 1st: 4.714; 2nd: 3.143; 3rd: 2.106; 4th: 1.667; 5th: 1.285; 6th: 1.000; 7th: 0.839;
8th: 0.667
Final Drive 3.308
Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Front Brakes 400mm ventilated iron / 440mm carbon-silicon-carbide
Rear Brakes 380mm ventilated iron / 370mm carbon-silicon-carbide
Wheels Optional 20”; standard 21”; optional 22”
Tyres Pirelli 275/50R20, 285/45 R21, 285/45 ZR21, 285/40ZR22
Steering
Type Electronic Power Assisted Steering, variable ratio
Turns lock-to-lock 2.3 turns
Turning circle 12.4 m / 40.6 ft
Suspension
Front Four link double wishbones, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar
Springs and dampers Self-levelling air suspension, Continuous Damping Control
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2995 mm / 117.9”
Overall length 5140 mm / 202.4”
Width (across body) 1998 mm / 78.7”
Width (inc. mirrors) 2224 mm / 87.6”
Overall height 1742 mm / 68.6”
Fuel tank 85 litres / 18.7 UK gallons / 22.5 US gallons
Boot volume Seats up – 484 litres; seats folded – 1774 litres (five-seat variant)
Kerb weight (EU) 2395 kg / 5280 lb (five-seat variant)
Gross vehicle weight 3250 kg / 7165 lb
Performance 
Top speed 180 mph / 290 km/h
0-60 mph 4.4 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle) 
Urban 18.1 mpg / 15.6 litres/100 km
Extra Urban 31.4 mpg / 9.0 litres/100 km
Combined 24.8 mpg / 11.4 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions 260 g/km
Emissions Controls EU 6