Even from the outside, the changes
to the new Bentley Brooklands are striking.
The restyled grille, aerodynamic
door mirrors and the new body-colour bumpers give the
entire motor car a smooth and integrated
look. The new 16" alloy wheels are shod with low profile,
low rolling resistance tyres which
combine improved handling and economy with lower wear rates.
The interior, too, has been redesigned.
A tilt steering wheel, linked to the seating position memory,
enables the driver to set the ideal
driving position and automatically raises to permit easy entry and exit.
The in-car entertainment system
in the centre console has a new walnut veneer cover panel and the CD autochanger
is now easily accessible within the console armrest, while rear passengers
now have their
own air conditioning outlets with
directional and volume control of the rear cabin airflow.
Under the bonnet, the 6.75 litre
V8 engine of the new Bentley Brooklands is now more fuel efficient
with no loss of performance, adding
to its credentials as a long-distance express. As with every Bentley,
the presence, performance and craftsmanship
of this luxury sporting motor car create a driving experience unequalled
by more commonplace machines.
Spacious, luxurious, refined and
exhilarating, the new Bentley Brooklands is equally accomplished as a
business express or sporting companion.
Numerous detail changes give the new Brooklands a smoother
exterior profile, better handling,
improved interior comfort and driver control.
Modern, evolutionary, contoured body
New wrap-around and colour-matched
bumpers flow into the body.
The re-proportioned radiator shell,
integral front airdam, new exterior mirror system and spare wheel
mounted within the luggage compartment
all contribute to the integrated styling.
Swept-through console with touch-opening
burr walnut veneer panels to reveal the in-car entertainment
system and smoker's accessories.
Electric gear actuation provides lightness
Unique new aluminum alloy wheels.
Automatic ride control provides computer
control of the suspension dampers to optimise ride
comfort and handling.
Transmission shift energy management
and adaptive shift control provide computer control of the
gearbox to produce smooth gear changes
under all conditions.
CFC-free air conditioning system.
6.75 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine.
New 7Jx16 aluminum alloy wheels, together
with new 235/65VR16 tyres provide responsive steering and sure-footed roadholding
without compromise to ride comfort.
Four speed electronically controlled
automatic gearbox with torque converter lock-up.
New final drive ratio delivers greater
economy and refined cruising.
Underside of the bodyshell is zinc-coated
and undergoes a ten-stage metal pre-treatment process prior to
cathodic electro-priming. Multi-stage
painting process with the latest ‘clear over base' paint technology.
Flexibilised polymer clearcoat lacquer
applied to the front surfaces of the motor car provides increased stone
chip protection, yet is almost invisible
to the eye.
Elastomeric stone-chip protective coating
is applied to the sill and wheel arch areas prior to painting.
Commanding view of the road ahead.
Fully powered braking system with four
channel electronic anti-lock system and anti-dive geometry.
Full-sized driver and front seat passenger
Double anti-side intrusion beams to
Dual level air conditioning designed
to maintain driver alertness.
Orthopaedically designed seating system
helps to reduce occupant stress levels.
Careful attention to weight distribution
under all loading cases, together with full-length lever arm front
suspension and semi-trailing arm rear
suspension provide a safe and progressive handling characteristic at
Four door saloon with accommodation
for up to five adults.
Tilt-adjustable steering column enables
the ideal driving position to be reached, improves instrument
visibility and has ‘easy entry-exit'
Memory facility allows the positions
of the seat, exterior mirrors and steering wheel of four different
drivers to be recalled.
Front passenger seat fitted with four
memories for seat position.
Air conditioning outlets for rear seat
passengers permit individual control of the rear cabin environment.
4x30 Watt tuner-cassette audio system,
with 6 CD autochanger mounted in centre console armrest for
ease of access, playing through a ten
Remote control of in-car entertainment
system for rear seat passengers.
Full hide upholstery, Wilton carpet
and lambswool rugs provide a unique interior ambience.
Burr walnut veneer with straight grained
Two stage front seat heating.
Bi-level lumbar support system to front