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A diesel Bentley review? Pigs might… They’ve flown. What we have here is a Bentley Bentayga SUV powered by a similar V8 diesel to the Audi SQ7. There’s a lot of clever technology packed within, not least a triple-charged 4.0-litre engine. That develops 429bhp and 664lb ft of torque, the latter from only 1,000rpm. And yes, you did read that right: maximum torque at 1,000rpm. 0-62mph takes 4.8secs and top speed is 168mph. Those figures would seem to be adequate… Yep, it develops as much torque as Bentley’s W12 petrol Bentayga and makes it available 350rpm sooner, and although it isn’t quite as startlingly rapid on paper (the numbers for the W12 are 4.0secs to 62mph and a 187mph maximum), it makes up for that by being much cleaner (210g/km of CO2 plays 296g/km) and more efficient (35.8mpg on the combined cycle for the diesel, against 21.6mpg). That makes the Bentayga diesel the cleanest, most efficient Bentley ever.