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Bentley Arnage

The Bentley Arnage is a four door, four passenger luxurious powerful sports sedan. The is available in 3 trims, the reguler Arnage R, the higher-performance Arnage T and the stretched-wheelbase Arnage RL.

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All Bentley Arnage are powered by 6.75liter V8, twin-turbocharged engine producing massive power. The Arnage R and Arnage RL produces 450horsepower and 645 lb-ft, while the Arnage T, the most powerful of the three produces 738 lb-ft of power from same V8 engine. Arnage comes equipped with a six-speed electronically controlled manually interactive transmission with overdrive and floor mounted shifter.

The super luxurious Arnage comes loaded with comforts and quality including wireless communication access for bluetooth enabled devices, gps navigation, rear sound controls for audio, am/fm radio; 6-disc cd changer, xenon high intensity discharge headlights with automatic leveling, retractable headlight washers, rear seat hvac controls, separate driver/front passenger climate controls, automatic climate control, memory adjustments for driver side include exterior mirrors, seat and steering wheel, tire pressure monitor, voice activated controls for bluetooth hands-free phone, leather steering wheel and power seats.

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Title › 2009 Bentley Arnage

Safety features includes automatic locking retractors, trunk anti-trap device, side guard door beams passenger airbag cutoff sensor, emergency fuel shut-off device, front and rear side airbags, roof-mounted curtain airbags, rear electronic parking aid with ultrasonic sensors, crash sensor unlocks doors, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake assistance, traction control, power door locks, engine immobilizer, exterior monitoring, interior monitoring and anti-lift sensor.

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Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley Continental GTC is a all wheel drive convertible.

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2010 bentley continental gtc

It’s a high-performance drop top that manages to provide every bit of luxury you’d expect in a traditional Bentley, only now with more attitude and agility. The GTC is fairly new, getting such items as a newly designed Breitling clock and optional back-up camera and three-spoke sports steering wheel. The list price for the 2008 model edges up to $193,990.

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The GTC is derived from the Bentley Continental GT coupe, which arrived for 2004. That fast, glamorous car was the first major Bentley hit after Volkswagen bought the automaker. The Bentley Continental GTC looks different from the Continental GT, with its compact soft top and a rear deck designed to accommodate the lowered top. The GTC has a new rear suspension that lets the car’s rear design be fairly compact while still providing space to stow the top. The Bentley Continental GTC is large, and its long. There’s good room up front in multi-adjustable supportive seats.

The triple-layer top electrohydraulically lowers in 25 seconds at the push of a button and provides an extremely quiet interior when raised. The handcrafted interior really stands out with its classic mix of leather hides and wood veneers.

The Bentley Continental GTC’s large, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine gives it the sizzling acceleration of a sports car. The 48-valve engine with four camshafts and variable valve timing produces 552 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque at only 1,600 rpm. The 0-60 mph time is merely 4.8 seconds, and the GTC can hit 100 mph in 11.6 seconds. Top speed reportedly is 195 mph with the top up, or 190 with it lowered. The car’s 6-speed automatic transmission is responsive and has an easily used manual-shift feature.

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Title › 2010 Bentley Continental GTC

The steering is precise, with good road feel, and the ride is on the firm side, but supple. The brake pedal has a progressive action and controls huge disc brakes that easily slow the GTC from high speeds. With all that weight and horsepower, Bentley Continental GTC only delivers an estimated 11 mpg in the city, although it provides a generally respectable 18 mpg on highways.

Safety features include an advanced rollover protection system beneath the rear headrests. Two reinforced steel hoops, which work with a strong windshield frame, are deployed n a split second if a computer senses the car is about to roll during an accident.

Features

2010 Bentley Continental GTC Features

Convertible

Exterior Lighting
– Retractable Headlight Washers
– Low Beam and High Beam Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights

Safety
– Park Distance Control Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Alarm and Ultrasonic Sensors
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– Driver Airbag
– Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
– Automatic Safety Rollbar
– Rollover Sensor
– Front and Rear Crumple Zones
– L A T C H
– Rear Side Airbags
– Front and Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners
– Passenger Airbag
– Side Guard Door Beams
– Front Side Airbags

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls
– Interior Air Filter
– Automatic Climate Control
– Rear Seat HVAC Ducts

Steering
– Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
– Memory Steering Column
– Power Tilt Steering Column

Interior Lighting
– Trunk Light
– Front Dual Map Lights
– Illuminated Entry

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Enabled Devices
– AM/FM Radio With 12 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer; Sirius(R) Satellite Radio
– In-Glass Radio Antenna
– GPS and DVD Navigation Aid

Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock and Illuminated Entry
– Remote Trunk Release
– Keyless Entry Operated Key Fob
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Universal Garage Door Opener

Braking & Traction
– Brake Assistance
– Hill Start Control
– Auto Engage Parking Brake
– Front Power Ventilated Disc and Rear Power Ventilated Disc Brakes
– Center Locking Differential
– Electronic Stability Program (ESP(R)) Vehicle Stability Control System
– Traction Control
– Automatic Release Parking Brake
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– All-Wheel Drive
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Seats
– Rear Seat Pass Through
– Front Dual Reclining Heated Bucket Seats With Adjustable Seat Height, Power Memory and Integral Headrests
– Leather Seats
– Front Dual Power Lumbar Support
– Driver Power Seat
– Rear Dual Bucket Seats With Integral Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest
– Front Passenger Power Seat

Electrical
– Drive-By-Wire Control For Shifting
– Audio and Telephone Pre-Wiring
– 190-Amp Alternator
– Battery

Storage
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– Lockable Glovebox
– Front Dual Door Mounted Storage

Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
– Chrome Located On Shift Knob
– Leather Located On Center Floor Console, Instrument Panel and Shift Knob
– Front Floor Mats
– Leather Steering Wheel
– Burr Walnut Genuine Wood Trim Located On Instrument Panel and Center Floor Console
– Bentley Emblem Located On Foot Pedals

Anti-Theft & Locks
– Selective Locking/Unlocking
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm, Anti-Lift Sensor, Engine Immobilizer, Exterior Monitoring and Interior Monitoring
– Power Decklid Lock/Unlock
– Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch

Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Front Air Dam
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)
– Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
– Rear Spoiler
– Bright Chrome Upper Grille

Doors
– Latching Front Power Door Closers
– Fully Automatic Power Trunk Lid

Instrumentation
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Cruise Control, Wireless Enabled Devices and Transmission
– Infotainment Centralized Control Instrumentation For Audio, Climate, Phone and Navigation
– Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Exterior Mirrors, Seats and Steering Wheel; Passenger Side Includes Seat
– Compass
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Cruise Control
– Breitling(R) Analog Clock
– Trip Computer
– Voice Activated Controls For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices
– Engine Start/Stop Button
– Tachometer

Engines & Emissions
– Free Scheduled Maintenance
– Turbocharged 6.0-Liter, W12, 48-Valve, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads
– Twin-Turbochargers
– Roadside Assistance Warranty For Unlimited-Miles, 36-Months

Sunroof/Moonroof & Removable/Convertible Top
– Power Soft Convertible Top

Wheels & Tires
– SBRP275/40ZR19 Tires
– Compact Spare Tire
– 5-Spoke Painted Alloy Wheels, 19-In.

Suspension
– Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Automatic Load-Leveling
– Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Air Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Automatic Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension
– Front Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Air Springs and Shock Absorbers

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
– Dual Color-Keyed Power Folding Power Adjustable Heated Electrochromic Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Driver Side Memory
– Rain Sensing Intermittent Windshield Wipers
– Rear Window Defroster
– Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
– Front Dual Sunvisors
– Front and Rear Power Windows
– Tinted Glass
– Glass Rear Window On Convertible

Transmission
– Tiptronic(R) 6-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Floor Mounted Shifter
– Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Specifications

2010 Bentley Continental GTC Specifications

Convertible

Engine
Standard Engine 6.0L W12
Standard Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 12
Horsepower @RPM 552@6100
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 10 / 17
Combined Fuel Economy 12
EPA Class Sub-Compact
Number of Valves 48
Torque @RPM N/A
Fuel Type System Gas Engine / Electronic Fuel Injected
Turbo (Yes/No) Yes
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
Compression 9.0:1
Displacement 5998 / 366
Bore X Stroke 3.31×3.55
Cruising Range 285.6 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 9.9
Final Drive Ratio Yes
Valves Configuration Dual Overhead Cam / Twin Overhead Cam
Supercharged No
Electric HorsePower RPM N/A
Electric Torque Feet Per Pound N/A (foot-lbs)
Electric Torque RPM N/A
Electric HorsePower BHP N/A

Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 4
Seating (Optional) N/A
Tow Capacity (Standard) NR
Tow Capacity (Maximum) NR
Headroom (Front) 37.1
Headroom (Row 2) 38.5
Hiproom (Front) N/A
Hiproom (Row 2) N/A
Legroom (Front) 42.3
Legroom (Row 2) 29.3
Shoulder Room (Front) 61.7
Shoulder Room (Row 2) 51.9
Seating (Maximum) 4
Headroom (Row 3) N/A
Hiproom (Row 3) N/A
Legroom (Row 3) N/A
Shoulder Room (Row 3) N/A

Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Driveline (Opt) N/A
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 37.4
Steering Diameter Right 37.4
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 275 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 40
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 19 in.

Capacity and Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA) 7 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (MFR) 7 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 23.8
Passenger Volume (EPA) 86
Passenger Volume (MFR) N/A
Box/Cargo Height N/A
Box/Cargo Length N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wheel) N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wall) N/A
GVWR Standard N/A
GVWR Maximum N/A
Payload Standard N/A
Payload Maximum N/A

Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight MT N/A
Curb Weight AT 5478
Ground Clearance N/A
Height 55.0
Length 189.1
Top Type (Standard) Soft Removable, complete
Top Type (Optional) N/A
Track (Front) 63.9
Track (Rear) 63.3
Weight Distribution AT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution AT (Rear) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Rear) N/A
Wheelbase 108.1
Width 75.5
Doors (Standard) 2
Doors (Maximum) 2

Crash Test Ratings, Sales and Origin
Crash Test Rating N/A / N/A
Sales Volume N/A
Where Built Brazil

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2010 Bentley Continental GT

Bentley probably could add at least $50,000 to the price of the $155,990 Bentley Continental GT coupe and easily get

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2010 bentley continental gt

it. Where else can you find a posh, docile, stunning 552-horsepower twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder 4-seat coupe with a legendary nameplate that has all-wheel drive and can hit nearly 200 mph?

The 2005 largely hand-built Continental GT arrived as a late

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2004 model and costs about half as much as its aged Continental R coupe predecessor. I found the Continental GT to be a much better car than the Continental R, which was a low volume auto. In contrast, Bentley plans to annually sell considerably more Continental GTs in America.

Decent Volume Expected

The Continental GT will finally give Bentley decent volume in America, at least for a small, exclusive European outfit. Bentley says the coupe will account for about 1,800 of the 2,000 cars it is annually scheduling for sale here. Other 2005 Bentleys cost from $211,990 for the Arnage R sedan to $242,990 for the Arnage RL long-wheelbase sedan.

Holding down the price of the Continental GT is

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Title › 2010 Bentley Continental GT

the sharing of some parts derived from those of costly low-volume cars from the giant Volkswagen operation, including the Volkswagen Phaeton and Audi A8 L. Volkswagen bought Bentley in 1998—long after the Continental R arrived—and has invested nearly $1 billion to bring the British automaker back to its former glory.

Racing Champ

Volkswagen invested a lot in Bentley to build better cars and to win the world’s premier endurance race at Le Mans, France, in 2003; Bentleys won Le Mans in 1924 and 1927—and for the next three years.

Volkswagen also wants to make Bentley more visible and appealing to a wider audience. Bentleys had a sporty, fun-loving reputation before Rolls bought it in 1931. The car was the favorite of England’s fast, wealthy set. It included flamboyant, champagne-drinking entrepreneurs who loved life and made up the Bentley race team—known as “The Bentley Boys.” They included diamond heir Woolf Barnato and ex-fighter pilot Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin.

Bentleys used Rolls-Royce parts after Rolls bought it. Most were essentially sportier Rolls models with a Bentley grille. (BMW now owns Rolls.)

Bentley founder W.O. Bentley stayed to advise Rolls after the company was bought and to infuse new management with his sporting credentials. Cars such as turbocharged Bentley sedans have kept the Bentley sporting image alive in recent years.

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2010 bentley continental gt

A Driver’s Car

While the Bentley used a Rolls chassis, the Bentley emphasis was on power, performance and handling. It often was said: “One is driven in a Rolls-Royce, but one drives a Bentley.”

The Continental GT certainly is meant to be driven. The aerodynamic 2-door body helps this car hit nearly 200 mph—or a dizzying 198 mph, to be exact, without a tailwind. It hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and reaches 100 in 11 seconds, with virtually no turbocharger lag. A rear spoiler discreetly raises automatically at highway speeds to enhance high-speed stability and can be seen in the rearview mirror.

Endless Power

The Continental GT provides seemingly endless power and effortless performance. It follows the tradition of the beautiful 1952-55 Bentley R-type Continental, which was the world’s fastest 4-seater and now is valued at $195,000.

The Continental GT engine emits a soft rumble at idle through large twin exhaust outlets and works with a smooth, responsive 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a manual shift feature that can be controlled by race-car-style paddles on the steering column or by the console-mounted transmission lever.

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2010 bentley continental gt

First All-Wheel-Drive Bentley

The Continental GT is the first all-wheel-drive Bentley and has an electronic stability control system. It’s quite heavy for a 108-inch-wheelbase coupe at 5,258 pounds and feels massive. But the handling is so good that it drives like a smaller, lighter car.

The nicely weighted, speed-sensitive steering is quick, and the air-spring suspension provides a ride that is on the firm side, but comfortable. Huge disc brakes that fit into big 19-inch wheels provide impressive stopping power—especially for such a heavy car. They had virtually no fade and a nice pedal feel.

Dreamy Interior

The interior is a dream. Occupants are surrounded by double-stitched leather, aluminum and book-matched burled-wood trim on nearly every surface. It takes about 20 hours to produce the wood for a Continental GT interior. It also takes 11 cowhides per car, and the interior has no man-made synthetic. Even the elegant, expensive Breitling dashboard clock adds to the ambiance of the cockpit.

Two adults have plenty of room in very comfortable seats up front in the quiet interior. And nicely shaped individual rear seats provide space for a 6-footer behind the passenger and a shorter adult or child behind the driver.

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