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Bentley: First photo and video of the new Grand Bentley

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We found the first photo and video of the new Bentley limousine which will be the successor of the Bentley Arnage albeit carrying a different name.

This single photo of the Arnage successor suggests that the new saloon will pioneer a further evolution of the Bentley design DNA from the Continental series of models. The architectural quality of the front wheelarch and wing suggests a regal quality befitting a car that’s aimed squarely at the Rolls-Royce Phantom slice of the market.

The winged ‘B’ Bentley badge sits prominently above what appears to be an imposing, upright grille. Bentley is eager to reposition the new 2010 Arnage replacement to put even more clear water between it and the Conti family which is expanding upwards in price and power with numerous additions to the range.

The new limo will cost around £250,000 to £300,000. Information is still sketchy, but we understand the running gear of today’s Arnage is carried over in heavily modified form, stretching the wheelbase by around 150mm to take the newcomer to some 5500mm in length.

And the 6.75-litre V8 is expected to survive, too, bolstered by clever fuel-saving tech, including cylinder deactivation to mix 550bhp power with acceptable thirst. Given Crewe’s expertise in biofuels with the recent Continental Supersports, an E85 version is likely.

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Source: Car Magazine