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2002 Bentley Arnage T

2002 Bentley Arnage T

2002 Bentley Arnage T

As part of the Bentley Series Two Arnage family, the Bentley Arnage T is the result of a three year project to re-engineer the outstandingly successful Arnage saloon from bumper to bumper. In this process not a single significant area of its design has been left untouched.

The most obvious change is the adoption of two Garrett T3 turbochargers to replace the single T4 used until now. The advantages of a twin turbo layout are many and diverse but chief among them are the production of power and reduction of emissions. By using two smaller turbochargers with therefore considerably reduced inertia, the Arnage T engine produces not only 450bhp but also substantially reduced response times across a wider rev range.

Turbochargers aside, the single most important external change is the adoption of Bosch Motronic ME 7 engine management. This is the very latest and most sophisticated engine management system available and enables the Series Two Arnage not only to reduce its emissions and improve its response.

The interior of the Arnage T has received even greater attention than its exterior. Perhaps most notable in a wide range of enhancements are the seats. Bentley is one of just a few manufacturers left in the world to design and manufacture their seats entirely in-house, and has spent two years building CAD-profiles of the best seats on the market against which to benchmark its own products. The result is seats that offer both more comfort and support, while providing a much more sporting look. They also carry new heaters with improved heat distribution.

Looking elsewhere inside you will find extensive use of engine-turned aluminium for both the instrument surround and the waist rails in the doors. The door covers themselves carry the same distinctive diamond pattern as the seats while extensive knurling is used for the sill buttons, door handles, organ stop ventilation controls and lighting switch. The instruments carry distinctive white on black lettering as an optional extra.

In Detail

engine V8
aspiration Garrett T3 Twin Turbo
displacement 6750 cc / 411.9 in³
power 335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 4100 rpm
specific output 66.67 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 874.5 nm / 645.0 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
front tires 255/45 ZR 19
rear tires 255/45 ZR 19
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
transmission GM 4L80-E 4-Speed Auto
gear ratios :1
final drive 2.92:1
top speed ~270.4 kph / 168.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.5 seconds


Auction Sales History


2002 Bentley Arnage T – sold for $41,000
Bentley launched the new Arnage T at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show with a twin turbocharged 412/450 HP V-8 that launched the car to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds, substantiating the claim of being the most powerful roadgoing Bentley. Of course, there is so much more that makes the Arnage T a stunning motorcar. In this 2002 example, it is showroom condition Black paint, elegant sculpted 19-inch wheels and a diamond-stitched Grey leather interior – all hand-crafted and all as only found in a Bentley. At 48,000 miles, this gorgeous Arnage T is offered with a recent certified service and all keys and manuals.
Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum


2003 Bentley Arnage Turbo T – sold for $47,000 Over $235,000 when new in 2003. 28,517 original miles. Factory sunroof. Aluminum with rail and facia insert. Rear quarter companion mirror. Vencer pinic tables, aluminum. Drilled accelerator, brake pedals. Clean Car Fax. California smog certificate August 2012. Top speed 170 mph. 465 HP. 0-60 mph 5.5 seconds. Incredible value as a used car
Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum