• Jun 17th 2008 at 5:58PM
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The next Bentley Arnage is due in 2010, and thank heavens it won't be a biggie-sized clone of the Continental Flying Spur. That means we don't expect it to look so much like the rendering above, which is 75-percent Flying Spur with a GT tail. A bit long-in-the-tooth by modern replacement standards, the Arnage still sells about 600 - 800 units per year, which is not far behind the much newer Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The next Arnage will take advantage of Audi's spaceframe technology, which will ultimately be utilized by every car in the range. With a 150-kg-plus drop in the car's weight, your gas mileage should improve to a number you still won't care about if you can afford a Bentley.

Engine choices will remain in the all-gasoline family. Bentley says that there simply isn't demand for a diesel in one of its cars, and it's not going to put one out there to try and stimulate it. It might -- and we stress, might -- however, be looking for something to do with the quad-turbo W16 from the Veyron, and that could make for a very interesting Bentley indeed.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      My favorite recent Bentley is the old Turbo R. Now that was a gentleman's sports saloon with a hammer under the bonnet and the stately looks that no Korean (nothing against them but the rear end of the Hyundai XG350 looks like the Arnage) automaker could copy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i dont care that the rendering looks like a clone of the flying spur it looks hot
        • 7 Years Ago
        It looks completely new rich. That's not what the Arnage line is about. If this was the new Arnage it would be the end of Bentley's historical image.

        Alone, it is a nice design, however, and it would make a good third line for Bentley.