2009 Bentley Arnage

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Bentley Arnage. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    12-16 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    450-hp, 6.8-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Heritage
  • Exclusivity
  • Quietness
  • Luxury amenities
  • Construction quality

The Bad

  • Price
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2009 Bentley Arnage

  • Final year of production
  • Special Final Series trim
  • Only 150 Final Series will be built

2009 Bentley Arnage Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
After 10 years, Bentley's flagship Arnage is in its final year. For the first half of 2009, the Arnage comes in traditional trim levels of base R, extended-length RL and sporty T. Then, in the middle of 2009, just one trim level will be offered: the Arnage Final Series. The Arnage Final Series combines the performance of last year's Arnage T with the luxury and refinement of the Arnage R.

The Arnage Final Series is comparable in stature to the Maybach 57 and Rolls-Royce Phantom, though both of those cars cost about $100,000 more. Only 150 Arnage Final Series will be built.

The Azure convertible and Brooklands coupe share components with the Arnage, though both are substantially pricier. They are listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2009
The Arnage will drop the R, RL and T trim levels in mid-2009, leaving just the Final Series, which gets a new stereo unit with a larger display screen and an SD memory card slot instead of a CD player. There's also a new optional iPod integration unit, a 10-speaker, 1,100-watt audio system and backseat remote controls for the entertainment system.

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

The Arnage Final Series has a few exclusive features, like a Bentley "Jewel" fuel ...
Vehicle Overview
After 10 years, Bentley's flagship Arnage is in its final year. For the first half of 2009, the Arnage comes in traditional trim levels of base R, extended-length RL and sporty T. Then, in the middle of 2009, just one trim level will be offered: the Arnage Final Series. The Arnage Final Series combines the performance of last year's Arnage T with the luxury and refinement of the Arnage R.

The Arnage Final Series is comparable in stature to the Maybach 57 and Rolls-Royce Phantom, though both of those cars cost about $100,000 more. Only 150 Arnage Final Series will be built.

The Azure convertible and Brooklands coupe share components with the Arnage, though both are substantially pricier. They are listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2009
The Arnage will drop the R, RL and T trim levels in mid-2009, leaving just the Final Series, which gets a new stereo unit with a larger display screen and an SD memory card slot instead of a CD player. There's also a new optional iPod integration unit, a 10-speaker, 1,100-watt audio system and backseat remote controls for the entertainment system.

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

The Arnage Final Series has a few exclusive features, like a Bentley "Jewel" fuel cap and "Final Series" badging.

At 212.2 inches long and 76.1 inches wide, the Arnage is slightly smaller than competing stately sedans. The Arnage RL limousine is almost 10 inches longer. Most RLs are likely to be chauffeur-driven.
  • Available in 42 exterior colors
  • Available 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Xenon headlamps with auto-leveling function
  • Power folding mirrors with auto-dimming glass
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Fog lamps
  • Optional sunroof


Interior
Secondary controls on the Arnage are hidden behind veneered panels. Bentley buyers can choose between walnut, oak, bird's-eye maple and black lacquer interior trim to complement the myriad interior leather options. The Arnage Final Series comes with a rear cocktail cabinet with a "Final Series"-branded steel flask and shot glasses.

The trunk has 13.2 cubic feet of space, which is smaller than its competition.
  • Available with 25 leather hides and three veneer trims
  • Diamond-quilted leather seats
  • Navigation system
  • Power-adjustable tilt steering wheel with cruise control buttons
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated/powered seats in front and rear


Under the Hood
The Arnage Final Series gets the Arnage T's performance setup. The Final Series and Arnage T have a sports-tuned suspension, including stiffer road springs, anti-roll bars and revised damper tuning for better handling.

Bentley says each can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
  • 450-horsepower, 6.8-liter V-8 with 645 pounds-feet of torque
  • 500-hp, twin-turbocharged 6.8-liter V-8 with 738 pounds-feet of torque (on T and Final Series)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sports function
  • Adaptive/auto-leveling suspension
  • Engine starter button


Safety
A backup camera is available on the Arnage. Standard safety features include:
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front and rear side-impact airbags
  • Front and rear sonar sensors
  • Antilock braking system
  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control



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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Bentley Arnage currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Bentley Arnage has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    10 years old or less/unlimited mileage

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Arnage received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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