• Jul 3, 2009
Bentleys may be as large and luxurious as yachts, but that doesn't mean the premium automaker's factory in Crewe is without leaks. Although Bentley is keen on metering out glimpses at a snail's pace, British auto mag CAR managed to get a hold of a batch of photos of the highly anticipated new "Grand Bentley".
Under development with the code-name Project Kimberley, the new Bentley is slated to replace the aging Arnage sedan at the top of the company's line-up and do battle with the Rolls-Royce Phantom. With technological input from its sister companies under the Volkswagen auto umbrella, the as-yet unnamed Grand Bentley promises to take a big step forward from the Arnage, which still carries its mechanicals and platform from the days when the automaker was under the same roof as Rolls -- not in direct competition. The spy shots reveal mesh grilles, LED lights, a retractable hood ornament (like the Phantom's) and a swooping roofline reminiscent of the classic 50's-era R-Type Continental. Looks pretty sweet, and we'll probably get an even better glimpse as the car's unveiling later this summer approaches with the pace of...well, a speeding Bentley.

[Source: CAR]


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      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I quite like it. It is obvious that Bentley "leaked" these pictures themselves.

      Note there are actually 2 possibly 3 different cars pictured. Different parts of the car are covered when the car is shot from a different angle. In picture 3 while you are focused on the black car in the foreground there is a shot of the rear roof line of a silver one in the out of focus background.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is this Mitsuoka .... Camry-based car or Bentley? I know they are planning to take on the RR Phantom, but so far it looks more at home at some Chinese car show, and like 5 years ago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        correction my friend, after this images the results is like this
        Rolls-Royce - 5
        Bentley - 0
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks chinese 8-|
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow... that... just...

      We have come here today to mourn the passing of Bentley as a purveyor of fine, beautiful automobiles...
      • 5 Years Ago
      it looks kinda... akward... but at the same time, it looks kinda like the old Bentleys from like the '50's... eh, time will tell
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, someone needs to be fired. That looks horrible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      what piece of ugly car ots very very awfull i hope that is a mule and not the definite model cause it sucks look like the chinese copy of the phantom.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PR stunt or not that car is ugly. It reminds me of the Jeep Compass. The old Arnage was a nice looking car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice. Good to see Bentley return to more traditional styling.

      • 5 Years Ago
      What the flying hell is that...
      • 5 Years Ago
      if this car costs around 500k ( and it will because its the " grand " bentley and bentleys do cost alot) so yeah
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