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Bentley Arnage R
2002 - 2009



Number manufactured

1,365

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLC37F22CH08323 (2002).
Last chassis number: SCBLC48F99CX14308 (2009).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

539, 212 (without mirrors 193), 152 cm

Kerb weight

2585 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.3 seconds
5.8 seconds (model year 2007)

Top speed

155 mph, 250 km/h
168 mph, 270 km/h (model year 2007).

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage R is the successor of the Bentley Arnage Red label.

Original characteristics
- The 6750 cc V8 engine of the Arnage Red Label, with 400 bhp at 4000 rpm and 835 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm. The GM 4L80-E four-speed automatic gear box.
- Two Garrett T3 turbochargers.
- All technics were re-engineered by Volkswagen: the double wishbone suspension, dampers, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), handling balance, engine, etcetera.

Model year 2005
- Round headlamps with twin individual lights with chrome bezels, clear lenses and integrated indicators. Xenon bulbs for dip beam and halogen bulbs for full beam.
- A new bonnet line, radiator shell and grille.
- The choice of either a matrix or vaned radiator grille. A traditional chrome-plated radiator shell can also be specified
- Re-styled wheels.
- New dashboard top, new switchgear, fresh instruments, new DVD satellite navigation unit, non-critical controls hidden behind veneered panels (like controls for the electric seats, their memories and heater, the stereo, ash-tray and more minor ventilation controls)
- 40 standard colours plus dual tones, and 27 interior hide options.
- Revised rear suspension layout and overall settings to both enhance ride quality.
- The engine fully compliant with the new Euro IV emissions regulations, due in 2005.
- A new range of switches on the centre console.
- Six spoke, 18in alloy wheel as standard and a 12 spoke, 19in wheel as an option. All wheels for the Arnage R can be specified with a chrome finish.

Model year 2007
- The Arnage R has a 6761 cc twin-turbo V8, 450bhp (336kW), 645 lb ft (875 Nm) of torque. Power increase thanks to new low inertia turbochargers and roller tappet system.
- Six-speed ZF 5HP30 5HP30 automatic transmission, with state-of-the-art computer management and three transmission modes (Drive, Sport and Semi-Automatic).
- A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
- rSAP Bluetooth integrated telephone system.
- An optional retractable ‘Flying B’ bonnet mascot.
- Standardised bright chrome finish to R and RL grilles.
- Bentley ‘B’ badges on the D-pillars.
- New hide-trimmed gearlever and chrome gearlever bezel providing access to semi-automatic transmission function.
- New Thin Film Technology driver information panel displays.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Arnage R has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter C on the fifth position.
- a number between 8323 and 14308.
The following models have the same identification:
- Bentley Arnage Blue Train
- Bentley Arnage Diamond Series.

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 until 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.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Bentley Arnage R between
8855 and 8899 (end of model year 2002 and start of model year 2003)
9662 and 9700 (end of model year 2003 and start of model year 2004)
10060 and 10099 (end of model year 2004 and start of model year 2005)
10979 and 11099 (end of model year 2005 and start of model year 2006)
11687 and 11999 (end of model year 2006 and start of model year 2007)
12571 and 12599 (end of model year 2007 and start of model year 2008)
12951 and 13499 (end of model year 2008 and start of model year 2009)

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2002

16

29%

39

71%

55

2003

222

70%

94

30%

316

2004

86

76%

27

24%

113

2005

297

73%

112

27%

409

2006

144

79%

38

21%

182

2007

90

81%

21

19%

111

2008

65

88%

9

12%

74

2009

72

69%

33

31%

105

Total

992

73%

373

27%

1,365

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 2002) and the last 10 (model year 2009) occur.

Model year 2002
SCBLC37F22CH08323
SCBLC37F22CX08366
SCBLC37F82CX08503
SCBLC37F02CH08515
SCBLC37F42CH08520
SCBLC37F62CH08521
SCBLC37F82CH08522
SCBLC37FX2CH08523
SCBLC37F12CH08524
SCBLC37F92CH08528

Model year 2009
SCBLC48F79CX14209
SCBLC47J89CX14211
SCBLC47J79CX14216
SCBLC48F89CX14218
SCBLC48F59CH14230
SCBLC48F49CH14235
SCBLC48F39CX14238
SCBLC48F09CX14245
SCBLC48F19CX14271
SCBLC48F99CX14308



Details of model year 2007 (pictures below):











Bentley Arnage R, model year 2002, press photos.








Bentley Arnage R, model year 2005, press photos (below).








Bentley Arnage R, model year 2007, press photos (below).













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