Prestigious award presented to Bentley’s first diesel.
The Bentley Bentayga Diesel has received the Star Award at the 2017 Autocar Awards, an accolade which celebrates the cars that have managed to achieve a five-star rating during the publication’s rigorous road test.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO, Bentley Motors, comments, “The Bentayga Diesel embodies the finest craftsmanship and detail, while also demonstrating immense power and presence. Only Bentley can build a car this way, and this award is a testament to our talented and dedicated workforce in Crewe.”
Autocar praised the engineering of the Bentayga Diesel, with particular reference to its torque as “effortless low-rev thrust” and highlighted the quality of its interior which “no other carmaker could hope to match.”
The Bentayga Diesel was also applauded for its diesel refinement, improved ride, grand touring capabilities and the exquisite Bentley-brand cabin opulence.
Matt Saunders, Chief Tester, Autocar, commented “This car rises head and shoulders above any other in fulfilling the role of the consummate, complete, luxury SUV. And in five years, when there may be rivals,we won’t be surprised if it still does.”
The Autocar ‘Star’ honour is now the 14th award given to the Bentley Bentayga since its launch in 2016, in recognition of its segment-defining attributes such as unparalleled luxury, innovative technology and effortless performance.
The Bentayga Diesel is the first diesel model in Bentley’s history. At the heart of the world's fastest and most powerful luxury diesel SUV is an all-new, technologically advanced, triple-charged, 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 engine. Developing 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb. ft.) of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds).
New clean technology gives the Bentayga Diesel the lowest CO2 emissions of any Bentley, as well as a range of over 1,000 km (621 miles) – allowing owners to, for example, drive from London to Verbier, Bordeaux or the Scottish Highlands on
a single tank.
Inside, the Bentayga Diesel retains the innovative features, advanced technologies and handcrafted luxury for which the Bentley Bentayga is renowned.