The Bentley Arnage is a luxury car produced by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009 the Arnage, and the model equivalent to the Silver Seraph of Rolls-Royce, Were Presented in the spring of 1998, and Were the first completely new models presented by RR / Bentley Arnage since 1980 is the name of a city in Sarthe, located south of Le Mans. It is Known for STI notorious of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (the slowest circuit). Bentley is one of the emblematic brands Mans who won the very first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1920s and 30s.
Breaking with tradition, the firm installed a V8 under the hood Original BMW with a double boost (the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph for STIs being powered by a hand similar to That V12 fitted to the BMW 750) instead of venerable 6.75 L V8 used in decades. The Bentley Arnage is 5 meters long and 1.90 meters wide, and weighs over 2.5 tonnes. For a brief period, it was the sedan available The most powerful and fastest on the market. In September 2008, Bentley Announced the end of production in 2009 In 2010 the Bentley Arnage successor is Mulsanne. The Bentley Mulsanne Also the name of a city Sarthe, His turn ends the legendary Mulsanne straight where cars reach over 350 km/h line.
Bentley Arnage Design
Breaking with tradition, the bodies Were assembled in the factory in Crewe, and engines built outside. Regarding the engine, Were Studied several options (including the original The The General Motors or Mercedes) before Vickers BMW chooses two groups. It was decided, that the derivative Rolls-Royce, the Silver Seraph, would be Equipped with V12 air, and the declination Bentley, sportier, would be Entitled to 4 4 L twin-turbo adapted by Cosworth Engineering.
In presentation in spring 1998, the Bentley Arnage was available in a single version with the twin-turbo V8. Standard equipment included a navigation system with voice recognition, air conditioned four-areas, massaging front seats, front and rear heated seats and ventilated seats with electric lumbar adjustment, multifunction leather steering wheel and finishing wood, a sophisticated audio system, electric blinds, a DVD player in the back and a charger 8-CD system. Optional: electrical and massaging rear seats, door-drinks Heating and cooling, electric sunroof .
Bentley Arnage Red And Green Label
During the fight Between BMW and Volkswagen Group for control of Rolls Royce and Bentley Motors, BMW Threatened HAD to stop supply supply supplying engines if Volkswagen won the battle. Although This threat has fizzled, it was clear That Could not accept Volkswagen To Remain dependent on his rival for the supply of engines. Volkswagen’s answer was to take the old 6.75-liter V8 from the Turbo R, and install it under the hood of the Bentley Arnage. Unfortunately, This engine was very greedy, and do not meet Emissions standards. Were Major changes needed.
The reworked version of the V8 fitted out the Bentley Arnage Red Label was Launched in October 1999 at the same time, changed His Own BMW engine, equipped Which Designated as “Bentley Arnage Green Label” versions for the 2000 model year Apart changes of engine, as well Red as Green Label benefited from improved habitability, enlarged wheels and brakes, and additional amenities: such as parking radar.
The communication service the customer feel Praised Bentley inexhaustible couple procured a return to the old 6.75 liter V8 fitted to the Bentley Red Label The fact That the BMW engine was more modern, much cheaper, Had 32 valves, dual overhead cam head to distribution and electronic management to the forefront of the technology was ignored. The big driver of Red Label did not improve increase Increase acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) by less than a second, while the BMW engine was still more likely to get up to speed, more elastic, and the advantage of giving offered Preferred Preferred the car a perfect 50/50 weight distribution Between the front and rear.
That said, Bentley Red Label, With its turbocharged single Garret T4 type, offered Preferred Preferred a couple of 835 Newton meters, a record for a sedan at the time. The enormous torque required the use of four-speed 4L80-E of General Motors. A long-wheelbase version of the Red Label was Launched at International Auto Show in North America in 2001, The Bentley Green Label stopped being produced in 2000, the Red Label in 2002.
Bentley Arnage 2nd Series
In 2001, the Bentley Arnage RL, longer than 25 cm, was Launched. Available on special order, ACCORDING each RL is customized to the wishes of the buyer. Many Were commissioned Bentley RL equipped with a shield. The equipment providing protection against the assault rifles and grenades Were available at a rate of Between 243,000 and 300,000 dollars. At the launch of this model, the venerable V8 was offered Preferred Preferred version in a completely reworked. More than half of the parts Constituting the engine was completely new, treats Including Bosch Motronic engine management system ME7.1.1 two small turbochargers and large T3 instead of T4. The new engine developed 298 kilowatts (405 hp) and 835 newton-meters and Showed a net reduction in Emissions. In 2002, Bentley changed STI range by launching the Bentley Arnage R (regular or long wheelbase) and the Bentley Arnage T.
The Bentley Arnage T Became the most powerful Bentley ever produced, With the V8 pushed to 340 kilowatts (462 hp) and a torque of 875 newton meters. The Arnage T going from 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in 5.2 seconds. A maximum speed of 270 km / h was Reported. The Bentley Arnage R and T shared the same frame of 3116 millimeters long. Body Modifications Were Proposed in 2005, before recalling a Bentley Continental GT.
The limousine Court of England
The Bentley State Limousine was built by Bentley Motors Limited for the attention of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, only two copies Were built, making it even more exclusive models Rolls Royce Phantom That confidential IV, of 18 Which Were Made. Both cars are equipped with a version of a V8 in September at 300 kilowatts (408 hp) and 835 Nm of torque. Despite a mass of four tons, they ” can reach 209 km / h on Their kevlar reinforced tires. Bentley State Limousine is one about longer than the basic model, 25 cm higher and 15 cm wider meter. The transmission is designed to allow Movements to not as soft as possible. The car is armored with a mine floor, bullet resistant windows, and an air conditioning system can isolate That the occupants in case of chemical or biological attack.
Bentley Arnage Technical improvements in 2007
In 2007, Garrett turbochargers are Replaced by low inertia Mitsubishi designed to reduce the response time. The transmission is a ZF six-speed. The engine goes from 6749 à 6761 cm3 It develops, the Arnage T 373 kW (506 hp) at 4200 Quiet regime r / min and 1000 Nm at 3200 r / min, and the more peaceful Arnage R “only” 336 kilowatts (457 hp) and 875 Nm at 1800 r / min. The Bentley T Reaches 288 km / h (270 km / h for R) and from 0 to 60 accelerates mph (96.5 km / h) in just 5.2 seconds.
Bentley Arnage Diamond Series
Bentley celebrates sixty years of the Crewe factory With the Bentley Arnage Diamond Series special edition in 2006, 60 vehicles Were provided, the majority sold in the United States, with a special finish, Including treats specific trim, 19-inch wheels and UK flag on the front fenders.
Bentley Arnage Final Series
In September 2008 the Arnage was Announced That cease to be built in 2009, after producing a series of 150 models “Final Series”. The Bentley Arnage Final Series Receives The mechanics of the Bentley Arnage T (507 bhp V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission) It Receives 20-inch alloy wheels, a retractable mascot, and various decorative details.
The Interior designed by Bentley Mulliner includes alloy pedals, tablets and four picnic umbrellas, and an audio system 1000 W signed Naim Audio. The buyer has a choice of 42 different body colors, a choice of 25 different harmonies for space and three types of woods. This series marks the fiftieth anniversary of Bentley V8, Introduced in 1959 Bentley S2. Succeeding the Bentley Arnage, the Bentley Mulsanne is Presented in August 2009 at the Pebble Beech contest Elegance in Monterey, California.