• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $48,516–$66,848
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 12-16
  • Engine: 450-hp, 6.8-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2007 Bentley Arnage

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Bentley Arnage

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Upgraded drivetrains for 2007
  • 450-hp V-8 in Arnage R
  • 500-hp V-8 in Arnage T
  • Standard- or extended-length models

2007 Bentley Arnage Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Bentley's flagship Arnage sedan receives a mechanical makeover for 2007, with output now rated at 500 horsepower in the high-performance Arnage T. Other changes include a new six-speed automatic transmission as well as slight exterior and interior revisions.

The Arnage last received a major update for 2005, when Bentley re-engineered each model from bumper to bumper.

The Arnage comes in three trim levels: base Arnage R, extended-length Arnage RL and sporty Arnage T. The latter version has less chrome than the regular Bentley sedan, and the seats have diamond-pattern upholstery. A 450-hp V-8 powers the Arnage R and RL.

The Arnage RL limousine features a 9.8-inch wheelbase extension. Most RLs are likely to be chauffeur-driven. Developed by Bentley's Mulliner organization, the RL can be configured in just about any way to suit its owner. Broad D-pillars sit behind the rear doors, a small back window is installed, and passengers sit deeply recessed in the rear compartment. Interior fittings are discreet, but two 12-inch DVD screens are installed.

Bentley unveiled an Arnage Drophead Coupe concept early in 2005, but the subsequent production version has adopted the Azure name and is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


Exterior
For 2007, the Arnage T's grille receives a darker finish, while the Arnage R and RL receive chrome-finished grilles. An optional "Flying B" emblem — Bentley's iconic symbol — can sit above the grille, and it's retractable.

Bentley sedans are largely hand-built. These four-door cars are similar to the now-departed Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, but they look slightly different and feature several unique characteristics. Buyers can choose from 40 factory body colors or specify a two-tone combination.

Arnage T sedans get a sport-tuned suspension and seven-spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels. The minimally chromed exterior includes front fog lights. The grand-touring Arnage R has a comfort-tuned suspension, and 18-inch wheels are installed; 19-inchers are optional.

The outside mirrors feature electrochromatic glass to reduce night glare and can fold in electronically when required. A 26.4-gallon fuel tank is installed for good reason, as fuel economy isn't a Bentley benefit.


Interior
For 2005, the Arnage's interior was updated with a new dashboard top and instruments. Secondary controls are hidden behind veneered panels. Bentley buyers can choose walnut, oak, bird's-eye maple or black lacquer interior trim to complement the myriad interior leather options.

Updates for 2007 include a slightly longer steering column, a chrome gearshift bezel and a revised driver information display. The Arnage RL receives a bottle cooler in the center rear armrest, as well as a rear backup camera.

Tucked amid all this traditional luxury are several technological treats, including a DVD-based satellite navigation system. The driver's seat automatically moves rearward to ease entry and exit, and both sides of the rear seat also move.


Under the Hood
In regular R form, Bentley's twin-turbocharged 6.8-liter V-8 now develops 450 hp and 645 pounds-feet of torque, essentially matching the figures in last year's Arnage T. In the 2007 Arnage T, output escalates to 500 hp and a staggering 738 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines work through a new six-speed automatic transmission. Bentley says the Arnage T can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, a reduction of 0.3 seconds from last year's model.

Safety
Antilock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability system, and side-impact and side curtain airbags are standard.

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S-class to Arnage

by hedgefundcarguy from Shaker Heights, Ohio on December 19, 2008

I recently traded in my 2004 Mercedes Benz S600 for a 2007 Bentley Arnage. I do really enjoy driving this car. It is not as technologically sophisticated as the S-Class, but it has a certain charm to ... Read Full Review

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

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Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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