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Bentley Arnage Final Series
2009



Number manufactured

96

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLF45F79CH14242 (2009).
Last chassis number: SCBLF45F79CH14385 (2009)
and SCBLF45F99CH07910.

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

540, 212 (without mirror 193), 152 cm

Kerb weight

2585

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

5.5 seconds

Top speed

179 mph, 288 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage Final Series is an exclusive run of 150 cars, celebrating the last of Arnage. Finally the production terminated after no more than 96 cars.
- The Bentley Arnage Final Series combines the performance of the T (500 bhp) with the refinement of the R and design elements from the Brooklands coupe.
- The Bentley Arnage Final Series is the culmination of 90 years of Bentley heritage (1919) and marks the 50th anniversary of the company's iconic V8 engine (1959). The 2009 variant of the engine is still loosely based on the same design that was introduced in the 1959 Bentley S2. However, the 2008 engine shares no interchangeable parts with the 1950 model, the last common item having been replaced in 2005. When the engine was first unveiled promotional literature described power and torque as 'adequate'. Now twin-turbocharged, the all-aluminium alloy engine delivers 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds in a car weighing 2.5 tonnes. Fuel consumption is heavy, with Bentley stating that the model averages less than 10 mpg in the city and just over 20 on the highway in European testing.
- A replacement model, the Bentley Mulsanne, has been launched in August 2009, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, in Monterey, California.

General characteristics
- Arnage T powertrain with 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 500 bhp and 1000 Nm of torque.
- Six-speed ZF 5HP30 5HP30 automatic transmission with sophisticated locking torque converter provides fast yet ultra-smooth gearshifts.
- The model is offered with 42 exterior colour schemes, 25 interior hides and three wood veneers. It can also be specified with the bespoke color-matching offered by Bentley.
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) logic system improves dynamic response and handling with less intrusive intervention when a reduction in grip is detected.
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System fitted as standard.
- Unique 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
- Retractable ‘Flying B’ bonnet mascot.
- Body coloured headlamp bezels.
- Dark tint matrix upper and lower grilles.
- Lower front wing air vents.
- ‘FINAL SERIES’ badge on front wings.
- Bentley 'Jewel-style' fuel filler cap.
- Twin exhaust tail pipes.
- 'FINAL SERIES' treadplates to front doors.
- Drilled alloy brake and accelerator pedals.
- Waistrails with inset chrome strip and recessed Bentley marque badges (for the first time on Arnage).
- Rear cocktail cabinet.
- Document stowage trimmed in hide.
- FINAL SERIES stainless steel flask and shot glasses.
- Two picnic tables available in a range of premium unbleached veneers.
- Four Bentley umbrellas with wooden handles.
- Large display audio head unit with Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot.
- Removable rear cup holders for rear centre armrest.
- Hide covered boot rail.

New optional enhancements available at extra cost:
- iPod interface.
- Rear remote control for infotainment system.
- Naim for Bentley audio system: 1100W, 10 speakers and next-generation Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 8 modes to create the world's best in-car sound stage.

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 14242 and 14385.
The following model has the same identification:
- Bentley Arnage T.

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.
- It is striking that one single car was provided with a chassis number that doesn't fit in any series of numbers. It concerns the SCBLF45F99CH07910. This number is part of the unused numbers between model year 2001 (ending on number 07651) and model year 2002 (starting on number 08000).

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2009

69

72%

27

28%

96

Total

69

72%

27

28%

96

All chassis numbers

SCBLF45F99CH07910
SCBLF45F79CH14242
SCBLF45F19CH14253
SCBLF44J99CX14259
SCBLF44J99CX14262
SCBLF45F19CX14265
SCBLF45F79CX14268
SCBLF44J79CX14275
SCBLF44J29CX14278
SCBLF44J09CX14280
SCBLF45F19CX14282
SCBLF45F29CX14291
SCBLF44J99CX14293
SCBLF44J09CX14294
SCBLF44J29CX14295
SCBLF44FX9CX14296
SCBLF45F19CH14298
SCBLF44JX9CX14299
SCBLF45FX9CX14300
SCBLF44J49CX14301
SCBLF44J89CX14303
SCBLF45F39CH14304
SCBLF45F99CX14305
SCBLF45F09CX14306
SCBLF45F99CH14307
SCBLF44J99CX14309
SCBLF44J59CX14310
SCBLF45F49CX14311
SCBLF45F69CX14312
SCBLF45F49CH14313
SCBLF44J29CX14314
SCBLF45F89CH14315
SCBLF45FX9CH14316
SCBLF45F19CH14317
SCBLF45F39CH14318
SCBLF45F59CH14319
SCBLF45F19CH14320
SCBLF45F39CH14321
SCBLF45F59CH14322
SCBLF45F79CH14323
SCBLF44J59CX14324
SCBLF45F09CH14325
SCBLF44J99CX14326
SCBLF45F49CH14327
SCBLF44J29CX14328
SCBLF44J49CX14329
SCBLF44J09CX14330
SCBLF44J29CX14331

SCBLF44J49CX14332
SCBLF44J69CX14333
SCBLF44J89CX14334
SCBLF44JX9CX14335
SCBLF44J19CX14336
SCBLF45F79CH14337
SCBLF45F99CH14338
SCBLF45F09CH14339
SCBLF45F79CH14340
SCBLF45F49CX14342
SCBLF45F69CX14343
SCBLF45F89CX14344
SCBLF45FX9CX14345
SCBLF45F19CX14346
SCBLF45F39CX14347
SCBLF45F59CX14348
SCBLF45F79CX14349
SCBLF45F39CX14350
SCBLF45F59CX14351
SCBLF45F79CX14352
SCBLF45F99CX14353
SCBLF45F09CX14354
SCBLF45F29CX14355
SCBLF45F49CX14356
SCBLF45F69CX14357
SCBLF45FX9CX14359
SCBLF45F69CX14360
SCBLF45F89CX14361
SCBLF45FX9CX14362
SCBLF45F19CX14363
SCBLF45F39CX14364
SCBLF45F59CX14365
SCBLF45F79CX14366
SCBLF45F99CX14367
SCBLF45F09CX14368
SCBLF45F29CX14369
SCBLF45F29CX14372
SCBLF45F49CX14373
SCBLF45F69CX14374
SCBLF45F89CX14375
SCBLF45FX9CX14376
SCBLF45F19CX14377
SCBLF45FX9CH14378
SCBLF45FX9CH14381
SCBLF45F19CH14382
SCBLF45F39CH14383
SCBLF44J19CX14384
SCBLF45F79CH14385









Bentley Arnage Final Series, model year 2009, press photos.



















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