The 2007 Bentley Arnage oozes the aesthetics of conspicuous consumption. Its lavish interior and powerful engineering are matched only by its extravagant features. If you have the money to spare, then welcome to the world of over-the-top luxury.
The Arnage features a supercharged, V-8 engine that belts out 500 horsepower and, even more impressive, an astounding 738 lb-ft of torque. Even with its heavy weight of 5,700 pounds, the V-8 does an admirable job and meets the needs of even the pickiest driver.
Body Styles: Sedan, Stretched Sedan
Engines: 6.8-liter V-8
Transmissions: Six-speed automatic transmission
Models: Bentley Arnage T, Bentley Arnage R, Bentley Arnage RL
Bentley added a few noteworthy elements to the 2007 Arnage. It now sports an improved stability system, a new transmission, and a tire pressure monitor. It also comes with more power and some subtle styling differences.
Of all the 2007 Bentleys, the Arnage might have the most extravagantly opulent look. Bi-xenon headlights add a touch of modern style and technology, but, otherwise, it looks like what it is: a high-luxury vehicle designed for the old-money crowd.
Peek inside the 2007 Bentley Arnage to see why wealthy people shell out so much money to own one. Bentley has built a reputation for finely crafted interiors, and the Arnage does not deviate from this mission.
Bentley's English roots are evident in the car's rich leather upholstery and wood surfaces. It also comes with an impressive number of standard features, even for the entry-level R. Standard features include power-adjustable front seats with four-position memory, tri-zone climate control, a DVD navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and fully-reclining rear seats.
The Arnage doesn't stop with the simple, standard features of most cars. Buyers are presented with a long list of optional add-ons, including a DVD entertainment system with dual-screen LCD monitors, an Alpine stereo system that plays CDs encoded with MP3 files, and even a personal computer that comes with a wireless keyboard. The 2007 Bentley Arnage also offers plenty of interior space, and the backseat is so large that three passengers will feel quite comfy.
The Arnage's opulence is only marred by a couple factors. For example, the turn signal arm looks and feels cheap, and the high-tech navigation and entertainment systems clash with the cabin's old-world aesthetic. Still, these meager complaints only go to show how difficult it is to find something wrong with the Arnage.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Bentley Arnage can certainly kick out more than enough power for the typical driver. Then again, if you're buying this high-priced vehicle, you're anything but typical. The Arnage T trim level comes with a 6.8-liter, V-8 engine that offers a whopping 500 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. That's right, 738 lb-ft of torque. If you're begging for a reckless driving ticket, you can always test Bentley's claim that this hefty vehicle can hit 60 mpg from a complete standstill in just 5.2 seconds.
The R and RL trim levels don't offer the same level of performance, but they are still rather spectacular with 450 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Considering its high price tag and luxurious reputation, the 2007 Bentley Arnage doesn't always meet handling expectations, largely due to its excessive weight. However, despite weighing in at an unbelievable 5,700 lbs., it somehow manages to feel responsive and offer a smooth ride with very little noise. Feel free to drive down poorly-maintained highways – you probably won't notice a bump.
The 2007 Bentley Arnage comes loaded with impressive standard safety features, including stability control, traction control, side and head airbags for the front and rear seats, an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), front and rear parking sensors, and a tire-pressure monitor. And remember, the Arnage weighs 5,700 pounds – if you hit anything (or anything hits you), you're probably not going to be the one in trouble.
EPA Fuel Economy
Bentley Arnage T: 10/15 mpg city/highway
Bentley Arnage R: 10/15 mpg city/highway
Bentley Arnage RL: 10/14 mpg city/highway
- Energetic acceleration
- Roomy cabin
You Won't Like
- Extravagant price
- Confusing controls
- Filling up gas tank is costly
The 2007 Bentley Arnage has a hefty weight and an even heftier price tag, but it also offers plenty of power and a wide array of enticing features.
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