Crushing acceleration is on tap thanks to muscular 450bhp and 500bhp turbocharged V8 engines, with up to 738lb ft of pull delivered through a creamy automatic gearbox. Owners can reap an intoxicating mix of effortless cruising with hot rod-style thrills.
Bentley Arnage Saloon ride & handling
The Arnage delivers a magic carpet ride – although it also revels in charging through bends at speed. The steering is on the light side, but the Arnage handles well, although with all that power you can tweak the tail with a whiff of throttle. It’s all executed with the best possible road manners, naturally.
Bentley Arnage Saloon refinement
While the Arnage’s hot-rod performance may look hectic from the outside, there’s an inner calm to the cars which leaves occupants unruffled. That’s more to do with a lofty sense of occasion and squashy seats than great ability on the part of the suspension. Wind and road noise is more noticeable than in a Mercedes S-Class.