Review on 2009 Arnage Final Series by Bentley

Posted on Thursday, 25 September 2008 , 17:09:04 byEmil

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Review on 2009 Arnage Final Series by Bentley

Bentley unveiled back in 1998 the first Arnage. After a successful, long story the unit has come now to an end. Celebrating the end of the firm`s life will reveal at the Auto Show in Paris a limited edition Arnage. Named `Final Series`, the special edition model will be limited to just 150 autos and will be made at the Crewe building.

All-aluminium V8 6.75 liter engine makes 500 bhp, 738lb ft torque.
The acceleration to sixty mph is reached in 5.2 seconds (0-100km/h - 5.5 secs) having 100 mph hit in 12.1 seconds. The Final Series' maximum speed - 179 mph.

The 6-speed automatic ZF transmission, first debuted for the previous year unit, ensures response, and refinement and optimum flexibility. 3 transmission (Drive, Sport, Semi-Automatic) is allowing the driver on taking full advantage now of the strong V8 500 bhp engine.

"For 10 years, Arnage has enjoyed extraordinary success at the pinnacle of the luxury saloon market. The Final Series is a celebration of the Arnage era as Bentley prepares for the next generation of its flagship model." says Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen - Bentley Chairman, Chief Executive.

Peter Guest, Head of Department, Body & Trim, affirms: "Thanks to its hand-built exclusivity and superb quality, Arnage has become a world-wide benchmark for automotive craftsmanship. The Final Series epitomises the truly bespoke feel we aspire to and are determined to maintain."

Trevor Gay, the Personal Commissioning Manager, Mulliner adds: "Up to 80 percent of Arnage customers specify Mulliner features. Mulliner is completely dedicated to fully understanding their requirements and to delivering a bespoke experience and a uniquely high level of personal service."

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, the Member of the Board, Engineering, says: "The original forward-thinking design of the all-aluminium Bentley V8 was a masterpiece and so good that we have been able to improve it continuously for nearly 50 years. Today’s engine produces around two and a half times the power of its 1959 predecessor, fuel consumption is only 60 percent of the original and emissions are an incredible 99 percent lower."

Stuart McCullough, the Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing, comments: "The Final Series is the perfect model to give our Arnage flagship a splendid send off. Handcrafted at Crewe, this exclusive run of 150 cars represents the ultimate expression of Bentley luxury and effortless power."