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Bentley Arnage RL
2003 - 2009



Number manufactured

328

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLE37G23CH19150 (2003).
Last chassis number: SCBLE47K29CX19679 (2009).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

564, 212 (without mirror 193), 152 cm

Kerb weight

2655 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.5 seconds (model year 2005)
6.0 seconds (model year 2007)

Top speed

155 mph, 250 km/h (model year 2005)
168 mph, 270 km/h (model year 2007)

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage RL is the successor of the Bentley Arnage (Red label) LWB.
- The Bentley Arnage RL is a Bentley Arnage R with a 25 cm (10 inch) extended wheelbase.
- The extra length is added to the car in the same way as to the Arnage LWB.
- The Arnage RL is only available as a bespoke ("Mulliner") model, each RL is customised to the desires of the buyer. Even several armoured elements could be delivered.
- The Arnage RL also presented a credible challenge to BMW's attempts to revive the Rolls-Royce brand with its new model, the Phantom.

Original characteristics
- The 6750 cc V8 engine of the Arnage R, with 400 bhp at 4000 rpm and 835 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.
- Two Garrett T3 turbochargers.

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.

Model year 2007
- The Arnage RL has a 6761 cc twin-turbo V8, 450bhp (336kW), 645 lb ft (875 Nm) of torque.
- Rear centre armrest bottle cooler.
- Veneered rear centre cushion box.
- Rear rSAP master telephone system.
- Reversing camera (US, EU, Australia and New Zealand markets only).
- 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 RL has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter E on the fifth position.
- a number between 19150 and 19679.

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.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Bentley Arnage RL between
19195 and 19202 (end of model year 2003 and start of model year 2004)
19256 and 19300 (end of model year 2004 and start of model year 2005)
19366 and 19399 (end of model year 2005 and start of model year 2006)
19450 and 19499 (end of model year 2006 and start of model year 2007)
19531 and 19549 (end of model year 2007 and start of model year 2008)
19592 and 19599 (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

2003

25

64%

14

36%

39

2004

36

84%

7

16%

43

2005

36

64%

20

36%

56

2006

25

64%

14

36%

39

2007

20

69%

9

31%

29

2008

33

80%

8

20%

41

2009

64

81%

15

19%

79

Total

239

73%

87

27%

326

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 2003) and the last 10 (model year 2009) occur.

Model year 2003
SCBLE37G23CH19150
SCBLE37G83CX19151
SCBLE37GX3CX19152
SCBLE37G83CH19153
SCBLE37GX3CH19154
SCBLE37G73CX19156
SCBLE37G53CH19157
SCBLE37G73CH19158
SCBLE37G23CX19159
SCBLE37G53CH19160

Model year 2009
SCBLE48G39CX19670
SCBLE48G59CX19671
SCBLE48G39CH19672
SCBLE48G99CX19673
SCBLE48G09CX19674
SCBLE48G29CX19675
SCBLE48G49CX19676
SCBLE48G69CX19677
SCBLE48G89CX19678
SCBLE47K29CX19679



Bentley Arnage RL, model year 2007, press photo.






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