The Bentley Bentayga V8 has been revealed, with a 542bhp, 568lb ft, 4.0-litre V8
The car costs only £400 more than the Bentayga Diesel...
...despite a considerable performance hike
Bentley has launched several interior options on the V8
...as well as a new 22in alloy wheel design
A new leather colour is also available, although this isn't pictured
The car’s 2395kg kerb weight to the diesel’s 2506 and W12’s 2440kg means that efficiency is up, too...
...with stop-start contributing to claimed fuel economy of 24.8mpg and emissions of 260g/km, to the other cars’ respective 35.8mpg and 210g/km and 21.6mpg and 296g/km
Another fuel-saving measure is the engine’s cylinder shut-off technology...
...which effectively making the engine a four-cylinder under certain circumstances
The V8 sits almost directly between the two existing Bentayga variants. Its 4.0-litre V8 makes 542bhp and 568lb ft, affording a 0-62mph of 4.5sec. This unit is shared with the Porsche Panamera Turbo and also set to feature in the new Bentley Continental GT.
The Bentayga V8's top speed is 180mph, which is 12mph higher than the diesel and 7mph down on the W12. Despite the performance sitting between the two variants, the price of the V8 petrol Bentayga is £136,200 - just £400 more than the diesel.