2005 Bentley Arnage Limousine Preview
The engine is as beautifully displayed as its power is awe-inspiring to contemplate. Bucking a trend of covering
|The robust Bentley 4-speed automatic is velvety smooth, and kicks down quickly albeit imperceptibly. (Photo: Bentley Motors)|
I drove a 2004 Arnage R a while back, and can attest that it's an impressive machine. Its robust 4-speed automatic is velvety smooth, kicks down quickly albeit imperceptibly and, due to Adaptive Shift Control, is quite sporting in the curves.
Yes, believe it or not the Arnage is extremely agile, unlike most full-size luxury cars in this class. During my previous drive I stole through the snaking California coastal highway system, up over crests and down into deeply descending dips, around long sweeping
|Believe it or not the Arnage is extremely agile, unlike most full-size luxury cars in this class. (Photo: Bentley Motors)|
It drives so well because of a double wishbone independent front and rear suspension setup, but due to the added curb weight the limousine will get enhanced springs and reinforced subframes. These work together with Bentley's computer-controlled adaptive electro-hydraulic damping system (ARC) allowing optimal ride and handling balance no matter the forces exhibited on the chassis.