Bentley’s Future: New Arnage in 2010, facelift for Flying Spur in 2009

Sales of Bentley’s lowest-priced models such as the Continental GT, Flying Spur and the GTC Convertible are still going strong. The Bentley Continental GT Coupe has allowed Bentley to have most of the sales of ultra-luxury cars in the United States leaving behind competitors such as the Maybach and BMW”s Rolls-Royce.

However, a redesign for its bigger and more expensive model, the Arnage, is several years away. Bentley hopes the next Arnage will be a strong competitor to Rolls-Royce.

Click through for Bentley’s 2007 through 2010 plans.

Continental GT: The Continental GT just got a facelift for 2008 with an addition of the new Continental GT Speed, the fastest Bentley ever. Bentley says that the W12 engine that produces 600 horsepower is capable of giving the GT Speed the ability to top 200 mph with a 0-62 time of 4.3 seconds.

Flying Spur: The four-door sedan will get a facelift in 2009.

GTC: With only one year under its belt, no significant changes are in the works.

Brooklands: A four-seat coupe based on the Arnage is probably the most expensive car in Bentley’s lineup. With a starting price of $340,990 the Bentley Brooklands is powered by a 6.75 liter V8 engine that is capable of producing 530 horsepower. The Bentley Brooklands will go on sale in the first half of 2008 with production limited to 550 cars.

Arnage: The Bentley Arnage will get a total redesign for 2010. U.S. sales are likely to begin in 2011.

Azure: The convertible version of the Bentley Arnage just went on sale last year. No major changes are expected.


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