Bentley Arnage Final Series
Since its debut in 1998 the Bentley Arnage has conveyed an air of sophisticated understatement as the four-door flagship of the Bentley range. Over the last decade the car has undergone a process of constant refinement to its body, design, chassis and power train to maintain its class-leading position in the high luxury market.
To celebrate 10 years of the Arnage, 50 years of its mighty V8 engine and 90 years of the marque, Bentley Motors will launch its limited edition model at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
Called the Bentley Arnage Final Series, the new model features a unique specification, combining the performance of the 500 bhp Bentley Arnage T with the refinement of the Bentley Arnage R and design elements from the Bentley Brooklands coupe, for the ultimate expression of British luxury and effortless power in a four-door saloon - a grand finale, for the grandest of Bentleys.
EFFORTLESS PERFORMANCE FROM CREWE'S MIGHTY V8
The engine, transmission, chassis and running gear of the Bentley Arnage Final Series are identical to those previously employed in Arnage T. In this specification, Bentley's remarkable all-aluminium 6 ¾ litre V8 engine produces 500 bhp (507PS/373kW) and 1000 Nm (738lb ft) of torque - figures that ensure that the legendary Bentley 'wave of torque' delivers effortless performance for a unique driving experience.
Acceleration to 60 mph is accomplished in 5.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.5 secs) with 100 mph reached in 12.1 seconds (0-160km/h in 12.0 seconds). Top speed of the Bentley Arnage Final Series is 179 mph / 288 km/h. Each V8 engine bears the signature of the team leader who oversaw its hand-built construction in the Crewe factory.
The six-speed ZF automatic transmission, first introduced for the 2007 model, ensures optimum flexibility, response and refinement. Three transmission modes (Drive, Sport and Semi-Automatic) allow the driver to take full advantage of the powerful 500 bhp V8 engine.
BENTLEY ARNAGE FINAL SERIES - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
o Engine type: Twin-turbocharged 90-degree V8
o Engine displacement: 6 3/4 litres, 6761 cc
o Maximum power: 500 bhp / 507 PS / 373 kW @ 4,200 rev/min
o Maximum torque: 738 lb ft / 1,000 Nm @ 3,200 rev/min
o Compression ratio: 7.8:1
o Emission standards: EU IV / US LEV II
o Transmission: 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox with semi-automatic and sports functions
o 0-60 mph: 5.2 sec
o 0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
o 0-100 mph: 12.1 sec
o 0-160 km/h: 12.0 sec
o Maximum speed: 179 mph / 288 km/h
o Steering: 3.11 turns lock-to-lock
o Steering Type: Speed sensitive, hydraulic power assisted, rack and pinion steering system
o Suspension: Fully independent, double wishbones front and rear, with coil springs and computer-controlled adaptive, electro-hydraulic dampers and automatic ride-height control
o Braking (front/rear): Micro-alloy ventilated discs
* FUEL CONSUMPTION
o Urban: 28.8 litres/100km (9.8 mpg)
o Extra-urban: 14.1 litres/100km (20.1 mpg)
o Combined: 19.5 litres/100km (14.5 mpg)
o CO2 (EU): 465 g/km (combined)
* DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
o Overall length: 5400 mm (212.60 in)
o Overall width: 2125 mm (83.66 in)
o Overall height: 1515 mm (59.65 in)
o Wheelbase: 3116 mm (122.68 in)
o Front track: 1602 mm (63.07 in)
o Rear track: 1602 mm (63.07 in)
o Width: 1932 mm (76.06 in) across door handles
o Width: 1900 mm (74.8 in) with mirrors folded
o Luggage compartment: 0.374m3 / 374 litres / 13.2 cu ft
o Kerb weight: 2585 kg (5699 lbs)
o Gross vehicle weight: 3065 kg (7948 lbs)
o Front axle weight: 1535 kg (3384 lbs)
o Rear axle weight: 1615 kg (3560 lbs)
o Fuel tank capacity: 96.0 litres (25.3 US gallons)