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Bentley Arnage T
2002 - 2009



Number manufactured

2,100

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLF34F72CX08200 (2002).
Last chassis number: SCBLF45F79CX14285 (2009).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

540, 212 (without mirrors 193), 152 cm

Kerb weight

2585 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

5.8 seconds
5.5 seconds (model year 2007)

Top speed

168 mph, 270 km/h
179 mph, 288 km/h (model year 2007).

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage T replaces no other model but is a model that was introduced besides existing models.
- The Arnage T was developed to be more sporting than the Arnage R. The Arnage T was claimed to be the fastest production saloon in the world at its launch. The Arnage R and Arnage T shared the same 312 cm (122.7 in) wheelbase.
- The Arnage T is also called the Arnage Black label.

Original characteristics
- The Arnage T has a 6750 cc twin-turbo V8, 450bhp (336kW), 645 lb ft (875 Nm) of torque. It has the GM 4L80-E four-speed automatic gear box.
- All technics were re-engineered by Volkswagen: the double wishbone suspension, dampers, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), handling balance, engine, etcetera.
- New bumpers and sills.
- New sports seats.

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.
- A 19in wheel rim as standard with a new, seven spoke design. The five spoke 19in rim remains available as an option. All wheels for the Arnage T can be specified with a chrome finish.

Model year 2007:
- The Arnage T has a 6761 cc (was 6749 cc) twin-turbo V8, 500bhp (373kW), 738 lb ft (1000 Nm) of torque. Power increase thanks to new low inertia turbochargers (low-inertia Mitsubishi units) and roller tappet system.
- Six-speed ZF 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 gear lever and chrome gearlever bezel providing access to semi-automatic transmission function.
- New Thin Film Technology driver information panel displays.
- New dark finish to Arnage T front radiator and bumper grilles.
- Underbonnet a black crackle finish to the Arnage T's inlet manifold, embossed Bentley logo on plenum chambers and new '6 LITRE TWIN TURBO' engine plaques.
- Vertical steering wheel adjustment.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Arnage T has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter F on the fifth position.
- a number between 8200 and 14285.
The following model has the same identification:
- Bentley Arnage Final Series (only in 2009).

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 T 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

237

58%

172

42%

409

2003

281

63%

165

37%

446

2004

98

66%

51

34%

149

2005

296

63%

174

37%

470

2006

128

65%

69

35%

197

2007

130

62%

81

38%

211

2008

41

44%

53

56%

94

2009

72

58%

52

42%

124

Total

1.283

61%

817

39%

2,100

Some chassis numbers

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

Model year 2002
SCBLF34F72CX08200
SCBLF34F92CX08201
SCBLF34FX2CX08286
SCBLF34F82CH08287
SCBLF34F32CX08288
SCBLF34F82CH08306
SCBLF34FX2CH08307
SCBLF34F52CX08308
SCBLF34F32CH08309
SCBLF34F32CX08310

Model year 2009
SCBLF45F49CX14177
SCBLF45F89CX14182
SCBLF45F99CX14188
SCBLF44J99CX14195
SCBLF45F49CX14213
SCBLF44J49CX14220
SCBLF45F79CH14225
SCBLF45F69CH14233
SCBLF45F39CX14249
SCBLF45F79CX14285



Details of model year 2002 (pictures below):






Details from model year 2007 (pictures below):











Bentley Arnage T, model year 2002, press photos.








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

























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