Bentley Continental R 

  • $280k built in England
  • 1991-2002
  • 385 HP 6.8L
  • 149 mph
The motor car shown is simply one example of the many specifications available from the wide choice of colour combinations and finishes offered by Bentley Motors.
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The Continental R is a true Grand Tourer, capable of maintaining high average speeds while cocooning four occupants and their luggage in quiet comfort for hundreds of miles at a time.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Continental R

0-60mph

Continental R
6.3 s
928 S4
5.5 s
Vanquish
n.d.

Top speed

Continental R
149 mph
Vanquish
183 mph

0-100mph

Continental R
16.9 s
Vanquish
10.2 s
928 S4
12.9 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley Continental R

Price

Continental R
$280k
928 S4
$59k

Number built

Continental R
1,290 cars
Vanquish
n.d.
928 S4
n.d.

In The News From around the web

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Bentley Continental R

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The scope is extended even further through the engineers and craftsmen of Mulliner, who are able to undertake special commissions to design and specify a motor car for an individual's driving characteristics and tastes.
The motor car shown is simply one example of the many specifications available from the wide choice of colour combinations and finishes offered by Bentley Motors.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $279,900
Type of car Production car
Year 1991-2002
Number built 1,290 cars

design

Chief designer John Heffernan, Ken Greenley

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 191
Rear wheels 432/? 191

road tests

Top speed 149 mph
0-60mph 6.3 s
0-100mph 16.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.47

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 385 HP @ 4,000 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,800 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8:1
Bore/stroke 4.09 in / 3.9 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,284 lb
Width 81 in
Height 57.6 in
Length 210.3 in
Front track width 60.9 in
Wheelbase 118.7 in
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