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Bentley Continental R

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Bentley Continental R

2-door 5-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, 298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 835.0 N·m / 615.9 lb·ft / 615.9 lb·ft @ 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 18.7 l/100km / 15.1 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from2001
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 seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6080 l / 214.71 cu ft / 214.71 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5350 mm / 210.6 in / 210.6 inTotal (curb) weight2450 kg / 5401 lb / 5401 lb
Width1878 mm / 73.9 in / 73.9 inDry weight
Height1462 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3061 mm / 120.5 in / 120.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 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 (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.1 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyZytek EMS 3 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
SumpwetMax. output power298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque835.0 N·m / 615.9 lb·ft / 615.9 lb·ft at 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)146.8 kW / 196.8 hp / 196.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.2 kW/l / 0.971 bhp/cu in / 0.971 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque123.7 N·m/l / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.69

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio163.3 kW/ton / 123.7 bhp/ton / 123.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)28.1 l/100km / 10.1 mpg-UK / 8.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)18.7 l/100km / 15.1 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions438 g/km / 704 g/mi / 704 g/mi (est.)
  Range535 km / 332 mi / 332 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.25Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm
Wheels front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres frontAvon 255/55 R 17 102WTyres rearAvon 255/55 R 17 102W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front340 mm / 13.4 in / 13.4 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley Continental R

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