The Sound of Si­lence

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Motoring -

The Ben­tayga Diesel is the first diesel model in Bent­ley’s his­tory, and ar­guably the most ef­fi­cient and silent diesel ever cre­ated. At the heart of the world’s fastest and most pow­er­ful lux­ury diesel SUV beats an en­gi­neer­ing marvel, an all­new, triple-charged, 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 diesel en­gine. Devel­op­ing 320 kw and 900 Nm of torque, the Ben­tayga Diesel is ca­pa­ble of a top speed of 270 km/h and can ac­cel­er­ate all of its 2.4 tons from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 sec­onds. Even more re­mark­able is the to­tal lack of any of the usual ir­ri­ta­tions of diesel en­gines – noise, vi­bra­tion and pol­lu­tion.

New clean tech­nol­ogy gives the Ben­tayga Diesel the low­est CO2 emis­sions of any Bent­ley, as well as a range of over 1,000 km – al­low­ing own­ers to, for ex­am­ple, drive from Jo­han­nes­burg to Port El­iz­a­beth, on a sin­gle tank.

De­signed, en­gi­neered and hand­crafted in Crewe, the Ben­tayga Diesel’s styling is pure Bent­ley. Sculpted with an el­e­gant, time­less ex­e­cu­tion, it per­fectly bal­ances ath­leti­cism with con­fi­dence. In­side, the de­tail­ing in metal, wood and leather rep­re­sents the epit­ome of mod­ern British lux­ury, along with a num­ber of unique styling ad­di­tions, in­clud­ing a new Liq­uid Am­ber ve­neer in­tro­duced with the Ben­tayga Diesel.

An all-new chas­sis sys­tem al­lows the Ben­tayga to take ride com­fort to new heights, with ded­i­cated off-road modes for snow, sand, grass and trails. A pi­o­neer­ing 48V ac­tive anti-roll con­trol sys­tem vir­tu­ally elim­i­nates body roll on the road, mean­ing the Ben­tayga is as suited to a spir­ited drive along a moun­tain pass as it is to any off-road en­vi­ron­ment. Price: R 2,950.000

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