Bentley Arnage

Bentley Arnage Red Label (1998-2004)

The Arnage was the top model of Bentley and last in three versions:

  • The Arnage R is the standard model
  • The Arnage RL has a longer wheelbase and more interior length by
  • The Arnage T is the sports version with a stronger motor

All three have in common is the engine: a 6.8 liter large V8 turbo engine which delivers 336-373 kW depending on model.

Model history

The Arnage was introduced in 1998 as Bentley still part of the Vickers Group, together with Rolls- Royce. Shortly thereafter took over the Volkswagen Bentley and Rolls -Royce works, while the naming rights of Rolls-Royce were sold to BMW. The Arnage is named after the place at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The sister model Rolls- Royce Silver Seraph was discontinued after the acquisition Rolls- Royce ' by BMW in 2002 in favor of the Rolls- Royce Phantom. Therefore, the coming of BMW 4.4 -liter engine was soon replaced by a 6.7 liter Cosworth engine, which was based on the engine of the predecessor Bentley Turbo RT and was later enlarged to 6.8 liters. First, in the sporty variant, which was christened Arnage Red Label. The smaller version was first offered as a further Arnage Green Label. End of 2001, the Green Label has been set. Additionally, however, a long version of the Red Label ( which can be seen for the rest of the red overlay Bentleyemblem on the hood and the rim ) is presented.

In 2002, from the Red Label Arnage R, Arnage RL or, in terms of performance over ranked the Arnage T with 336 kW ( 456 hp ) and 875 Nm, the most powerful Bentley until the appearance of the Bentley Continental GT. Meanwhile, the performance of the Arnage R and RL is brought to the level of the T and its performance Arnage to 373 kW ( 507 horsepower ) is raised, the torque increased to 1,000 nm.

For 60 - year anniversary in 2006 a special edition was launched; the Diamond Edition is limited to sixty copies.

In small numbers of Arnage RL Arnage RL 450 and the 728 were built. The pure chauffeur vehicles were around 450 mm respectively 728 mm extended Arnage RL. The roof was also increased by 100 mm.

Based on the Arnage, the Bentley Azure, the end of 2006 came on the market.

At the end of the model run time, the Arnage Final Series were launched on the basis of the Arnage T.

The successor vehicle, called the Bentley Mulsanne (2009), was introduced on August 16, 2009 in the United States. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California was deemed as worthy event for the presentation.