The Bentley Bentayga Diesel received the Star Award – the accolade celebrates cars that have managed to achieve a five-star rating during rigorous road tests – at the 2017 Autocar Awards. The Bentayga Diesel received praise for its engineering, with particular reference to its torque as “effortless low-rev thrust”. The Autocar Awards also highlighted the quality of the Bentayga Diesel’s interior which “no other car maker could hope to match”.
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In a press statement Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO for Bentley Motors commented: “The Bentayga Diesel embodies the finest craftsmanship and detail, while also demonstrating immense power and presence. Only Bentley can build a car this way, and this award is a testament to our talented and dedicated workforce in Crewe.”
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The Bentayga Diesel was also applauded for its diesel refinement, improved ride, grand touring capabilities and Bentley’s cabin opulence. The Autocar ‘Star’ honour is now the 14th award given to the Bentley Bentayga since its launch in 2016, in recognition of its segment-defining attributes.
Matt Saunders, chief tester at Autocar, commented “This car rises head and shoulders above any other in fulfilling the role of the consummate, complete, luxury SUV. And in five years, when there may be rivals… we won’t be surprised if it still does.”
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