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Bentley Bentayga S, Azure get V6 hybrid choice | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Bentley claims that the V6 hybrid powertrain can ship greater than 43km of electric-only vary.

Bentley has up to date two fashions within the Bentayga vary – the Bentayga S and the Bentayga Azure – with a brand new electrically assisted V6 powertrain changing the 550hp, 4.0-litre V8 engine. The 2 luxurious SUVs will be part of 5 different hybrid fashions – together with the present customary Bentayga hybrid and Bentley Flying Spur S hybrid – and their arrival means 50 % of the agency’s line-up is now bought with an electrified powertrain.

  • New V6 hybrid engine produces 462hp, 88hp lower than V8
  • Each fashions additionally get exterior beauty updates
  • Azure moreover will get new options and chassis upgrades

Bentley Bentayga S and Azure hybrid: powertrain

The up to date Bentayga S and Azure fashions are actually powered by an uprated model of the V6 hybrid powertrain utilized in the usual Bentayga hybrid. It combines a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine with a 136hp electrical motor, which is powered by an 18kWh battery.

Whole energy stands at 462hp – 88hp lower than the full-fat V8 – and each automobiles full the 0-100kph dash in a claimed 5.3sec. Bentley additionally says each automobiles can obtain greater than 43km on electric-only energy.

Bentley Bentayga S: exterior design updates

Different updates on the Bentayga S embrace a singular hybrid sports activities exhaust system, the sound of which may be pumped into the cabin. This variant options Bentley’s Blackline specification, which provides polished steel to a number of exterior options in addition to black for the door mirrors, facet sills, headlight surrounds and radiator grille.

A set of 22-inch wheels is customary, with a selection of black, silver or polished steel finishes. The rear of the automotive additionally incorporates a speed-style tailgate spoiler, black tailpipes and darkish tinted lights.

Bentley Bentayga Azure: new options, up to date mechanicals

Not like the Bentayga S, the Azure sees extra updates on the gear entrance. It positive factors inside temper lighting, heated steering wheel, in addition to a entrance seat consolation pack with 22-way adjustability and heating and air flow. On the surface, the Azure will get new 22-inch wheels and extra chrome on its bumpers.

Bentley says the Azure is extra geared in the direction of consolation, with a “quiet, refined driving expertise”. The agency claims the Azure is between Four % and 26 % quieter than its rivals.

Different key modifications embrace additional changes to the Bentayga’s mechanicals. The corporate claims the chassis is now 15 % stiffer on the Azure, which permits for a “extra dynamic” tune for the digital stability management system.

Bentley is aiming to supply each mannequin with a hybrid powertrain by 2025, when it can additionally launch its first all-electric mannequin.

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