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Bentley Continental R 6.8 i V8

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Bentley Continental R 6.8 i V8

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in, 286.0 kW / 383.5 hp / 383.5 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 750.0 N·m / 553.2 lb·ft / 553.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from1991
ModelContinental R 6.8 i V8Issued until1994
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBentley Motors Ltd. (VAG Group)CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5342 mm / 210.3 in / 210.3 inTotal (curb) weight2450 kg / 5401 lb / 5401 lb
Width1872 mm / 73.7 in / 73.7 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 clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7451813132963  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.0 sq ft / 25.0 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 ratio1.0508577194753
Fuel supplyDistributed injectionEngine displacement6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity844.11 cm3/cylinder / 51.511 cu in/cylinder / 51.511 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power286.0 kW / 383.5 hp / 383.5 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque750.0 N·m / 553.2 lb·ft / 553.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)114.4 kW / 153.4 hp / 153.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output42.4 kW/l / 0.931 bhp/cu in / 0.931 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque111.1 N·m/l / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)25.7 l/100km / 11.0 mpg-UK / 9.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.0 l/100km / 21.7 mpg-UK / 18.1 mpg-US
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/55 R17Tyres rear225/55 R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley Continental R 6.8 i V8

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