Bentley Arnage
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Make: Bentley
Model: Arnage
Bentley Arnage

Crewe, England is home to the highly regarded Bentley Motors. The company produced the Bentley Arnage, a luxury car sibling of the Rolls Royce branded Silver Seraph. It was introduced in the Spring of 1998 and was the first entirely new design for the company since 1980. This vehicle had quite a few features that were not previously found on the older model Bentleys. For decades, Bentley used the same 6.75 L V8, a powerhouse engine that could traced back to its roots in the 1950s. The new Arnage however was to be powered by a BMW V8, with Cosworth-engineered twin turbo installation. Size wise, the Arnage is over 5m long, almost 2m wide, and has a curb weight of more than 2.5 metric tons. For a period, although brief, it was the most powerful and fastest four-door car on the market. Before the BMW engine was selected, a number of potential engines were examined such as the GM Premium V engine and a Mercedes-Benz V8. Nevertheless, Vickers selected the BMW engine as a proper addition to Bentley's latest release. It was also decided that the Rolls-Royce model, to be called the Silver Seraph, would use BMW's naturally aspirated V12 while the more-sporting Bentley model would use a special twin-turbo version of the 4.4 L BMW V8. After its introduction in the spring of 1998 as a 1999 model, the Arnage was available to drivers as a single model with this 4398 cc BMW V8 engine, with twin turbochargers, developing some 350 hp (260 kW). The standard BMW V8 Arnage was later renamed the Arnage Green Label in 2000, which inevitably was its last model year. Despite a fairly short production time, the Arnage situated itself as a highly regarded vehicle that commanded much respect from the automotive world. Those who were lucky enough to purchase the Arnage are sure to agree on its high quality.

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