The Brooklands is Bentley's flagship coupe. As the most expensive Bentley, the Brooklands receives more prestige, technology and power. The twin-turbo V-8 makes a thunderous 530 horsepower, which is the highest output of any Bentley to date.
Bentley plans to build just 550 Brooklands to ensure exclusivity; deliveries started in 2008 and continue for 2009.
New for 2009
The Bentley Brooklands gets a new stereo system with a larger display screen and a memory card slot instead of the traditional CD player slot. New optional equipment includes an iPod interface system and a 10-speaker, 1,100-watt audio system.
Bentley says the Brooklands is a "powerful, muscular and rakish grand touring coupe." Fans of the marque will recognize the Brooklands' characteristically long hood and short front overhang. The upright grille and quad headlamps look identical to those on the Arnage.
The Brooklands measures 213 inches long and 74.8 inches wide; the coupe is comparable in size to a full-size SUV.
- Available in 42 exterior colors
- Standard 20-inch alloy wheels
- Standard auto-dimming/power/heated side mirrors
- Standard dual chrome exhaust
- Standard bi-xenon headlights with auto-leveling function
- Standard headlight washer
- Standard sunroof
As expected, the Brooklands comes tailored with luxurious materials. The four-passenger cabin treats occupants to leather-covered door panels, lush carpeting and a traditional dashboard peppered with chrome gauges.
In back, a center console divides the outboard bucket seats, which are power adjustable and retract farther back than those in the Azure convertible, Bentley says. There is 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space available in the trunk.
- Available in 25 different leather hides and three veneer trims
- Standard auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Standard power-adjustable tilt steering wheel with cruise control
- Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
- Standard heated front and rear seats
- Standard massaging front seats
- Standard navigation system
Under the Hood
The Brooklands is the most powerful Bentley to date. The coupe can accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and has a maximum speed of 184 mph.
The Brooklands has a sport-tuned suspension, which includes stiffer road springs, antiroll bars and revised damper tuning for better handling.
- 530-hp, twin-turbocharged 6.8-liter V-8 with 774 pounds-feet of torque
- Six-speed automatic transmission with sports function
- Standard adaptive/auto-leveling suspension
- Standard engine starter button
- Standard side curtain airbags
- Standard front and rear side-impact airbags
- Standard antilock braking system
- Standard electronic stability control
- Standard traction control
- Standard tire pressure monitoring system
- Optional backup camera