Rumored: Audi SQ7's Diesel V8 Could Be Finding A Home In the Bentayga
Dutch publication Autovisie reports that Bentley will use the 4.0L V8 diesel found in the Audi SQ7 TDI. This V8 with its twin-turbochargers and electric compressor produces 435 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The Bentayga already has a key component needed for this engine - the 48-volt electrical system which is used for the active roll stabilization system.
Are there any other engines being considered?
We know that a plug-in hybrid version is being worked on, though it is unclear when we'll see it. There is also talk about a Bentayga Speed that would likely use a tweaked version of the 6.0L W12. Finally, we think that a gas V8 engine - possibly the one found in the Continental GT and Flying Spur - could be added as an option.
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