Uprated V8 for Bentley Bentayga S Sports SUV

An uprated V8 powertrain will star in the new sports focused Bentley Bentayga S.

Its 4.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged V8 gasoline engine develops 542bhp and 568ft-lbs of torque, claiming a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. The car also claims a touring range between refuels of 406 miles with CO2 emissions of 294 g/km.

Bentley’s Dynamic Ride system is fitted as standard and was the world’s first electric active roll control technology that uses a 48V system. The system can react within 0.3s with up to 958ft-lbs of torque to counteract lateral rolling forces when cornering. Similar to the recently launched Continental GT Speed, the Bentayga S now offers increased capability through an enhanced Sport mode over a standard Bentayga. When activated it provides greater turn-in response and reduced body-roll is possible due to an additional 15% increase in air suspension damping.

A new sports exhaust is included as standard, with free-flowing primary and secondary pipes improving flow and combining with reduced perforations in the muffler to deliver enhanced character and volume. The Bentayga’s off-road abilities remain, with the optional All-Terrain Specification bringing four dedicated off-road modes (Snow and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail, and Sand) along with a 19.6 inch wading depth.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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