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Bentley Continental T 6.8 i V8

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Bentley Continental T 6.8 i V8

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in, 313.0 kW / 419.7 hp / 419.7 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 875.0 N·m / 645.4 lb·ft / 645.4 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 273 km/h / 170 mph / 170 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from2000
ModelContinental T 6.8 i V8Issued until0
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

Length5222 mm / 205.6 in / 205.6 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
Wheelbase2961 mm / 116.6 in / 116.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7635933806147  

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 cylinders4
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves8
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 ratio1.0512820512821
Fuel supplyDistributed injectionEngine displacement6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity843.77 cm3/cylinder / 51.490 cu in/cylinder / 51.490 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power313.0 kW / 419.7 hp / 419.7 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque875.0 N·m / 645.4 lb·ft / 645.4 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output46.4 kW/l / 1.019 bhp/cu in / 1.019 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque129.6 N·m/l / 1.13 lb·ft/cu in / 1.13 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) speed273 km/h / 170 mph / 170 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sFuel 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)
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 front285/45 R18Tyres rear285/45 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

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

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