2002 Bentley Arnage R


2002 Bentley Arnage R

2002 Bentley Arnage R

The Arnage R remains emphatically a high performance saloon with a clear focus on providing Bentley’s customers with a sublimely refined and comfortable carriage.

The engine fitted to the Arnage R is essentially that used by the Arnage T, but entirely recalibrated to provide yet more refined responses at the expense of some power and torque. The engine itself is a radical reinterpretation of the famed 6.75-litre V8 engine that has served in every Bentley since 1970. So far reaching are the changes that only its basic architecture and internal dimensions remain as before.

Most notable is the adoption of twin Garrett T3 turbochargers to replace the single T4 used since the launch of the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo in 1982.

The body strengthening measures already seen on the Arnage T are carried over in their entirety to the Arnage R. There is a new brace inside the wheel arches, strengthened sills, an extra roof bow and a reinforced front bulkhead.

hassis improvements common to both new Arnages include new hydraulic mounts for the engine and gearbox reduce vibration and enhance refinement, more linear steering and a stiffer mounting for the steering rack.

For the Arnage R, the result is the most comfortable, cosseting ride of any Bentley. Improvements have been achieved in both primary and secondary ride comfort while, at the same time, making the car substantially more responsive to the helm, amply satisfying the enthusiast that lies within all Bentley drivers.

In Detail

engineCast Aluminum V8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainOHV w/Push-Rod Actuation
displacement6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore104 mm / 4.09 in
stroke99 mm / 3.9 in
power298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output59.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight154.74 bhp per tonne
torque835.18 nm / 616.0 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRWD
front tires255/50 R18 102Y
rear tires255/50 R18 102Y
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizex 348 mm / x 13.7 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 345 mm / x 13.6 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight2585 kg / 5699 lbs
wheelbase3116 mm / 122.7 in
front track1602 mm / 63.1 in
rear track1602 mm / 63.1 in
length5390 mm / 212.2 in
width1932 mm / 76.1 in
height1515 mm / 59.6 in
transmission4-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.48:1, 1.48:1, 1.00:1, 0.75:1, :1
final drive2.92:1
top speed~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.9 seconds
0 – 100 mph~15.4 seconds