2007 Bentley Arnage: More power & new 6speed auto

Bentley presented it's refreshed 2007 Arnage range which, finally, gets a brand new 6speed ZF automatic transmission (the previous model had a 4speed auto) and an upgraded engine range which benefit from a new low inertia turbocharger and roller tappet system. Depending on the model, Arnage's 6.75-litre V8 engine now develops up to 500Hp. The powertrain changes are complemented by subtle exterior, interior and under-bonnet design cues. The new 2007 Model Year Bentley Arnage range will go on sale from September 2006.
Press release
Powertrain: In the performance-oriented Arnage T model, the revised twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 500Hp and 1000Nm of torque -11% increase in power and 14% increase in torque over the outgoing model. In the Arnage R and RL models the new engine is boosted from 400 to 450bhp, while torque climbs from 835 to 875Nm. All versions are twinned with a new six-speed ZF automatic transmission

Chassis: Another important development for the 2007 Model Year Arnage range is the separation of the sports suspension and sports gearbox settings, allowing the driver to select their preference for each system independently -via a Sport button on the dashboard for the suspension and by positioning the gearlever for the transmission's Sport mode. Also, a new Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) logic system improves dynamic response and handling with less intrusive intervention when a reduction in grip is detected.

Exterior: The performance intent of the Arnage T is underlined by the addition of a new dark finish to its front radiator and bumper grilles. A standardised bright chrome finish is applied to the R and RL grilles while Bentley B badges have been applied to the D-pillars on all models.

Interior: Cabin updates include a new hide-trimmed gearlever, chrome gearlever bezel, and new Thin Film Technology driver information panel to display more comprehensive and clearly accessible information. The Arnage RL model receives additional standard specification including a rear centre armrest bottle cooler, veneered rear centre cushion box, rear rSAP Bluetooth master telephone system and reversing camera (US, EU, Australia and New Zealand markets only). Finally, driver ergonomics are improved thanks to 25mm increase in length of steering column and in vertical steering wheel adjustment.

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