Bentayga Velocity will profit from engine and chassis revisions
650bhp 6.Zero-litre W12-powered Lamborghini Urus rival shall be unveiled within the coming months, bringing extra energy and added luxurious
Bentley will crown its Bentayga vary with a flagship Velocity model later this yr, aiming to ship the last word steadiness of efficiency and luxurious in an SUV bundle.
Set to be unveiled within the first half of this yr and go on sale quickly after, the Bentayga Velocity will undertake the agency’s twin-turbocharged 6.Zero-litre W12 petrol engine. A combination of and software program modifications will increase torque and energy from 600bhp to 650bhp.
Autocar understands that may translate to a high velocity of 190mph and a sub-four-second Zero-62mph dash time. This shall be achieved not solely by way of extra energy however anticipated revisions to the automobile’s eight-speed automated gearbox. For comparability, the 631bhp Lamborghini Urus – with which the Bentayga shares a lot of its underpinnings – tops out at 189mph and is able to Zero-60mph in three.6sec.
The Velocity’s focus gained’t simply be on beating its Italian sibling on the straights, nevertheless. There shall be revisions to the usual Bentayga’s chassis to offer the SUV extra of a efficiency character, with out impacting negatively on consolation ranges. There gained’t be a discount in mass: a kerb weight practically equivalent to the present W12’s 2.44 tonnes is probably going.
That’s as a result of Bentley is focusing on the Velocity as the top of the Bentayga vary in each sense. As such, count on inside trim and fabric enhancements bespoke to the Velocity, whereas refined exterior design upgrades in step with the earlier Continental GT Velocity will function.
By way of pricing, Autocar anticipates the Bentayga following the fee construction of earlier Velocity fashions. The automobile’s £165,000 price ticket will due to this fact be boosted to round £185,000, earlier than clients have entertained Bentley’s huge array of choices and customisation selections.
Following the launch of the Velocity, the long-awaited Bentayga plug-in hybrid variant will lastly go on sale with deliveries commencing in October.
The manufacturing automobile was unveiled on the 2018 Geneva motor present, however delays brought on by WLTP testing capability have pushed the launch again a yr later than anticipated. The Bentayga Hybrid makes use of an electrical motor mated to a turbocharged three.Zero-litre V6 petrol engine, shared with the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.
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