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Bentley teases Arnage successor

By GREG MIGLIORE

Bentley is giving a glimpse of its future this morning with a teaser shot of the Arnage successor due out in 2011.


Look for a public debut this summer, possibly in concept form at the Pebble Beach concours, where the British luxury maker is one of the featured companies as it marks its 90th anniversary.

Details are scarce, though the teaser shows a lengthy hood, a prominent grille and big fenders--hallmarks of the Bentley line. The company refers to the car as the new "Grand Bentley," but the name is unknown. Expect new underpinnings and a biofuel-capable engine. It will be designed and built in Crewe, England.

The most recent upgrade to the Arnage was the aptly-named Final Edition, which was shown at the Paris motor show in October and which was limited to 150 copies. Bentley's new entry in the segment has been widely anticipated as it looks to remain competitive with Maybach and Rolls-Royce.

More updates will arrive at www.newgrandbentley.com.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20090610/CARNEWS/906109997



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W.O. Bentley wanted to create a car at the pinnacle of motoring. Something large, fast, refined and comfortable. This philosophy resonates deeply at Bentley and has, over time, created a legacy that exemplifies these qualities: record-breaking feats, daring exploits and a host of exquisitely handcrafted and beautifully engineered cars. Now, 90 years later, the all-new flagship Bentley Mulsanne embodies W.O. Bentley’s passion. It is a powerful and elegant driver’s car like nothing else on the road. In introducing this car, Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen stated:

"The challenge we set our engineers was to create a grand new Bentley that would stand as the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, offering the world’s most exclusive driving experience. They have responded to this challenge with real passion, and the result is a luxury grand tourer that sets new standards in terms of comfort, effortless performance and handcrafted refinement – the very qualities for which Bentley is renowned."

The Mulsanne name reflects Bentley’s sporting pedigree and unique association with Le Mans, where we have been victorious six times. This famous corner at the end of the straight is synonymous with the Bentley marque. Few places offer a stronger or more emotive connection with Bentley than the famed Mulsanne corner.

The Mulsanne will go on sale from mid 2010. It will next be displayed in the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show (15 - 27th September, 2009) where further information will be revealed about this car.

http://www.mulsanne.bentleymotors.com



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World debut of Bentley Mulsanne at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Today, Bentley Motors has unveiled the all-new Bentley Mulsanne at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

The Bentley Mulsanne is inspired by Bentley’s founder, W.O. Bentley, and his crowning achievement – the 8-litre engine of the 1930s.

The all-new flagship Bentley Mulsanne embodies W.O. Bentley’s passion, paying respect to a bygone era; it is a thoroughly modern statement of luxury driving and grand touring. An engineering masterpiece.

Revealed by Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said:

"The challenge we set our engineers was to create a new grand Bentley that would stand as the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, offering the world’s most exclusive driving experience. They have responded to this challenge with real passion and the result is a luxury grand tourer that sets new standards in terms of comfort, effortless performance and hand-crafted refinement – the very qualities for which Bentley is renowned."

http://www.mulsanne.bentleymotors.com/News




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I really dont like the big single headlights.... the twin headlights looked so much better...
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I really dont like the big single headlights.... the twin headlights looked so much better...

I agree.  Love the Arnages from 1998 onwards.



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No mention of engine - so I take it that it is nothing special. Looks BIG!



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Interesting.  Wonder if it's still the same blown 6.75 litre pushrod.



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It reminds me of one of those Japanese wannabe cars, the things that LOOK like they are something special, like the fake Rolls Phantom, that just looks a little wierd comapred to the real thing...
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I really dont like the big single headlights.... the twin headlights looked so much better...
My thoughts exactly. Side on shot has a similar stance to the Phantom! Looks quite large:eek:



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