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Bentley Continental R

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Bentley Continental R

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in, 234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 657.4 N·m / 484.9 lb·ft / 484.9 lb·ft @ 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from1991
ModelContinental RIssued until
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBentley Motors Ltd. (VAG Group)CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5342 mm / 210.3 in / 210.3 inTotal (curb) weight2423 kg / 5342 lb / 5342 lb
Width2045 mm / 80.5 in / 80.5 inDry weight
Height1463 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3060 mm / 120.5 in / 120.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity108 l / 23.8 UK gal / 28.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.54 m2 / 27.4 sq ft / 27.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.1 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity843.75 cm3/cylinder / 51.489 cu in/cylinder / 51.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque657.4 N·m / 484.9 lb·ft / 484.9 lb·ft at 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett AiResearch TO4 turboMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)125.2 kW / 167.8 hp / 167.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.765 bhp/cu in / 0.765 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio130.0 kW/ton / 98.5 bhp/ton / 98.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.1 m / 43.0 ft / 43.0 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7.5 x 16Wheels rear7.5 x 16
Tyres front255/60 ZR 16Tyres rear255/60 ZR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley Continental R

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