• Apr 21st 2008 at 10:29AM
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Having launched the Continental GT in 2003, the four-door Continental Flying Spur in 2005, the Azure in 2006, the Continental GT Convertible in 2006 and the Brooklands earlier this year, Bentley is now turning its attention to its flagship sedan: the Arnage. Although the vehicle has been on the road since 1998, that's still nothing compared to its predecessor, which was introduced in 1980 before being replaced by the Arnage. No matter which way you cut it, though, the Arnage has just turned ten years old, and that's a long product cycle. Reports and spy shots suggest, however, that a new version is expected for 2010.

There's no telling to what degree the new Arnage will be a completely new model, however sources suggest that, thanks in part to a lengthened wheelbase, Bentley will target the Rolls-Royce Phantom with its new limousine. However, previous reports have discounted the possibility of a diesel engine or Bugatti's quad-turbo W16 finding its way into the engine bay. We can, however, still hold out hope. Not that Bentley's storied 6.75L twin-turbo V8 is a disappointment mind you. Believe us, we've sampled it.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      If only they fixed the Nav....Lexus is light years ahead of them and you pay 3 times as much...You could trade in a Bentley and get a fully loaded LS460L IS350 and SC430 with top of teh line tech....I hope Bentley steps it up
      • 7 Years Ago
      The photo is merely the current car with a lengthened wheelbase. It is a mule, and thus we have no idea what the big Bentley will end up looking like.

      The current body shell is exactly the same one Rolls used, prior to the introduction of the Phantom (after BMW took over). I would think that Bentley would not only use a new or highly updated platform, to be more competitive in the $300K+ class, but also to get away from the old Roller look once and for all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      god, i love the what Bentley does - i think it is such a classier car than Rolls Royce...

      I truly think the Bentley Continental GT is one of the most beautiful cars on the market currently.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I had thought Bentley and Rolls were under that same manufacturer, so this article seemed odd.

      Did a little research - they got split up in 1998. Now BMW has one and VW has the other.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice. It's grown but it's still a classic, classy Bentley. It doesn't scream "nouveau riche" like the Phantom.