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Bentley R-Type Continental

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 4887 cm3 / 298.2 cu in / 298.2 cu in

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from1955
ModelR-Type ContinentalIssued until
SerieR-TypeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBentley Motors Ltd. (VAG Group)CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5530 l / 195.29 cu ft / 195.29 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5250 mm / 206.7 in / 206.7 inTotal (curb) weight1810 kg / 3990 lb / 3990 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3050 mm / 120.1 in / 120.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.60 m2 / 28.0 sq ft / 28.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4887 cm3 / 298.2 cu in / 298.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley R-Type Continental

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