Bentley Bentayga V8 Coming With Twin-Turbo 4.0L Engine

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Bentley Bentayga will gain a V8 engine option in 2018, according to a recent report from Germany’s Auto Motor Und Sport.

The Bentayga was introduced for the 2016 model year and is currently only offered with one engine: a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 making 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The V8 powertrain will be added to the lineup next year and will likely consist of VW Group’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The engine also appears in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Lamborghini Urus, where it makes 550 hp and 650 hp, respectively.

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Earlier this year it was reported the Bentayga would also receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the 2018 model year. It should consist of a supercharged 2.9-liter V6 engine and electric motor – the same setup that appears in the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. An Autocar report indicated the plug-in system would make more than the 416 hp it makes in the Porsche however, which is fitting considering the Bentayga’s price premium over the Cayenne. The plug-in model will also have an estimated all-electric range of at least 14 miles.

We’ll be looking for the 2018 Bentley Bentayga V8 to make its debut sometime in early 2018 – perhaps in Detroit next month or at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

[Source: Motor 1, AMS]

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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