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Bentley Arnage, standard saloon models

 

Bentley Arnage
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Bentley Arnage
1998 - 1999



Number manufactured

1,123

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLB51E9WCX01001 (1998).
Last chassis number: SCBLB51E8XCX03050 (1999).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

539, 212 (without mirrors 193), 151 cm

Kerb weight

2302 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.5 seconds

Top speed

150 mph, 240 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage was launched in 1998 with a 4398 cc V8 BMW engine. The model was provided with a green label but wasn't called Arnage Green label. In het middle of 1998 Bentley became the property of Volkswagen and the comeback of the 6750 cc V8 was planned. From model year 2000 on the Arnage was powered with this 6750 cc V8 engine again. This model with the 6750 cc V8 was called Arnage Red label. The BMW-engine stayed available besides the 6750 cc V8 and the model year 2000 version with the 4398 cc V8 BMW engine was called the Arnage Green label.
- The Bentley Arnage is the successor of the 4-door Bentley Brooklands.
- The Bentley Arnage is based on the same bodyshell as the Silver Seraph. The Silver Seraph was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on 3rd March 1998. Arnage's debut was on 26th April on Le Mans.
- The Bentley Arnage was not immediately available in a stretched edition. The free space in the rear didn't make that necessary. From model year 2000 a Bentley Arnage could be ordered with a longer wheel base.

General characteristics
- The Arnage has an all-aluminium alloy twin turbo 4398 cc V8 engine, 350 bhp at 5500 rpm, five-speed automatic gearbox with electric actuation from a floor-mounted gear selector.
- 7.5J x 17 wheel. 255 / 55 R17 tyres. Michelin and Avon. 5 spoke cast aluminium alloy wheels.
- Analogue instruments.
- Driver information panel.
- Trip computer.
- Steering wheel mounted cruise control.
- Electrochromic self-dimming rear view mirror.
- Exterior mirrors dip on selection of reverse gear.
- Four way electrically adjustable front seats with 4 memory settings, two-stage seat heating and bi-level lumbar support.
- Self-adjusting front seat belts.
- Magazine stowage to front seat backs.
- Independently electrically adjustable rear seats.
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system with side-to-side.
- Split level (face/feet) and front-rear temperature regulation, pollen and dust micro-filters, dehumidifier and residual heating.
- Twin drinks holders to front centre console and rear console.
- One touch open/close electric window operation.
- 4x35 Watt radio/cassette/6 CD autochanger audio system with remote control for rear passenger operation.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Arnage has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter B on the fifth position.
- a number between 1001 and 3050.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers of the Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage models (1998 up to and including 2010) are assigned per model year. All models have got mixed numbers. Only the Long wheelbase models (2000 up to and including 2009) have got series of numbers of their own.
- The numbers run from 1001 up to and including 6786 and from 8000 to about 14700. The numbers of the Long wheelbase models run from 7501 up to and including 7651 and from 19000 up to and including 19679.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1998

8

62%

5

38%

13

1999

676

61%

434

39%

1,110

Total

684

61%

439

39%

1,123

Some chassis numbers

Below all chassis numbers from model year 1998 are listed and only the last 13 from model year 1999.

Model year 1998
SCBLB51E9WCX01001
SCBLB51E0WCH01004
SCBLB51EXWCX01007
SCBLB51E8WCH01008
SCBLB51E8WCH01011
SCBLB51E7WCX01014
SCBLB51E0WCX01016
SCBLB51E6WCX01019
SCBLB51E0WCH01021
SCBLB51E5WCX01030
SCBLB51E3WCH01031
SCBLB51E9WCX01032
SCBLB51E0WCX01033

Model year 1999
SCBLB51E2XCX03027
SCBLB51E0XCH03028
SCBLB50E4XCX03029
SCBLB51E2XCX03030
SCBLB51E4XCX03031
SCBLB51E6XCH03034
SCBLB51E7XCX03041
SCBLB51E9XCX03042
SCBLB51E2XCX03044
SCBLB51E4XCX03045
SCBLB51E8XCX03047
SCBLB51E1XCX03049
SCBLB51E8XCX03050



Details of model year 1998 (pictures below):

















Bentley Arnage, model year 1998, press photos.

















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