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Model Specifications

From 1919 to 1940, all Bentleys to leave the factory, either Cricklewood up to 1932, and Derby from 1933 until the Second World War, were delivered as rolling chassis to the customer's chosen coachbuilder, there to be fitted with a unique body of their choice. The first Bentleys to be built complete with a standard body design, were the first MK VIs, which started rolling off the new production line at the Crewe works in 1946. However, customers could, if they so chose, and still can, request customised variations from a coachbuilders.

Rolls-Royce/Bentley purchased two of the best known coachbuilders - HJ Mulliner & Park Ward, which now constitute the in-house bespoke department, known as Mulliner Park Ward.

 
Use the headings below to jump to the production era you require, or scroll down the page.
Cricklewood
3 Litre (1922 - 29)
6 Litre (1925 - 30)
4 Litre (1927 - 31)
4 Litre s/c (1929 - 31)
  8 Litre (1930 - 32)
  4 Litre (1931 - 32)
 
Derby
  3 litres (1933-36)
  4 litre (1936-40)
  MK V (1939-40)
     
Crewe
  MK VI
  'R' Type
  'R' Type Continental
  S1 (1955-60)
  S1 Continental
  S2 (1960-62)
  S2 Continental
  S3 (1962-65)
  S3 Continental
  'T' (1965-76)
  'T' 2 (1977-81)
  Corniche Saloon
  Corniche Convertible
  MPW Saloon
  MPW Convertible
  Continental
  Continental Turbo
 
  Post-1980
  Mulsanne (1980 - 87)
  Mulsanne Turbo (1982 - 85)
  Eight (1984 - 92)
  Turbo 'R' (1985 - 98)
  Mulsanne 'S' (1987 - 92)
  Brooklands (1992 - 98)
  Turbo 'S' (1994 - 96)
  Brooklands 'R' (1997 - 98)
  Turbo 'RT' LWB (1997 - 98)
  Continental R
  Azure
 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF
CRICKLEWOOD BENTLEYS 1919 - 1932
. FOUR CYLINDER MODELS
3 & 4 Litre
SIX CYLINDER MODELS
6, 8 & 4 Litre
CHASSIS Ladder frame- pressed steel Same
BRAKES 400mm Drums (rear only up to 1923) Same
REAR AXLE Semi-floating underslung Spiral bevel
SUSPENSION Semi-eliptic leaf spring - friction shock-absorbers Same
GEAR BOX 4 Speed & reverse Same
CLUTCH Inverted cone Single plate
WHEELS 21" Rudge-Whitworth wire centre lock Same
STEERING Worm & Wheel Worm & sector
RADIATOR German silver shell Same
ENGINE Non-detachable head Same
. Crank & Camshafts in 5 main bearings each 8 main bearings
. Bevel drive to overhead camshaft Triple connecting rod drive
. Four valves per cylinder Same
. Aluminium alloy pistons Same
IGNITION Twin ML magnetos, twin spark plug per cylinder Same, changing to 1 magneto & 1 coil
   

3 Litre 

1922-25 Short Standard
1922-24 TT Replica
1924-29 Speed Model
Chassis Wheelbase 9'9", overall length 13'3"
Engine 82bhp
Max Speed Short Standard 80mph
Label TT Replica & Speed Model 90mph
Blue - Red on Speed Model

1923-29 Long Standard
1925-27 Light Tourer
Chassis Wheelbase 10'10", Overall length 14'4"
Light Tourer
Wheelbase 9'9", Overall length 13'3"
Engine 72bhp
Max Speed 75mph
Label Blue
   
1925-27 Supersports Model
Chassis Wheelbase 9', Overall length 12'6"
Engine 85bhp
Max Speed 100mph
Label Green
 
1922-26 Team Cars
Chassis 9'9", one 9'0"
Engine 88bhp
Max Speed 95-100mph (Brooklands lap record 112mph)
 

6 Litre 

1925-30 Standard Chassis
Chassis Wheelbase 11', o/a 15'1"
Wheelbase 12'1", o/a 16'1"
Wheelbase 12'7", o/a 16'7"
Engine 100x140mm, 6597cc - 147bhp
Max Speed 85mph
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1928-30 Speed Model
Chassis Wheelbase 11'8", o/a 15'7"
Wheelbase 12'8", o/a 16'7"
Engine 160bhp
Max Speed 92mph
1929-30 Team Cars
Chassis Wheelbase 11', o/a 15'1"
Engine 200bhp
Max Speed 120mph
   
4 Litre

1927-31  
Chassis Wheelbase 10'10", Overall length 14'3"
Nine on 9'9", Overall length 13'3"
Engine 100x140mm, 4398cc - 110bhp
Max Speed 92mph
Label Black
 

4 Litre Supercharged

1929-31  
Supercharger Amherst Villiers MK IV Roots Type
Boost 9 lbs at 3500 rpm, 10lbs at 3900 rpm
Engine 175bhp
Max Speed 105mph
Label Black
1929-30 Team Cars
Max Speed 120mph

8 Litre 

1930-32  
Chassis Wheelbase 12', o/a 16'9"
Wheelbase 13', o/a 17'9"
Rear axle Hypoid bevel final drive
Brakes Mechanical servo assisted
Engine 110x140mm, 7983cc - 220bhp
Max Speed 104mph
 

4 Litre 

1931-32  
Chassis Wheelbase 11'2", o/a 15'10"
Wheelbase 11'8", o/a 16'4"
Engine Detachable Head
2 valves per cylinder
o/head inlet pushrod operated
85x115mm, 3915cc - 120bhp
Ignition Single coil, single plug per cyl
Max Speed 80mph
Production Figures  
3 Litre (1922 - 29) 1,622
4 Litre (1927 - 31) 665
6 Litre (1925 - 30) 545
8 Litre (1930 - 32) 100
4 Litre s/c (1929 - 31) 55
4 Litre (1931 - 32) 50
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF DERBY BENTLEYS 1933-40
CHASSIS Ladder frame - channel section side members with tie rods and riveted cross-members
BRAKES Servo-assisted mechanically operated 12" drums
REAR AXLE Semi-floating: hypoid gears with differential
SUSPENSION Semi-eliptic cadmium plated leaf springs - hydraulic dampers (MK V - independent front/coil springs)
GEAR BOX 4 Speed & reverse (overdrive fitted to late 4 litre cars), attached to engine
CLUTCH Single dry plate
WHEELS Wire, splined hubs - 18" x 4" (overdrive models - 17" x 4")
STEERING Rolls-Royce worm & nut steering box (overdrive models - Marles cam & roller type)
RADIATOR shutters controlled by thermostat in header tank
ENGINE Six-cylinder cast iron monobloc & detachable head, aluminium crankcase, sump & clutch casing
. Two valves per cylinder - overhead inlet & exhaust operated by pushrod
. Nickel chromium crankshaft in 7 white metal main bearings, big ends white metal bearings
. Camshaft carried in seven plain bearings, driven by helical gears
. Aluminium alloy pistons
IGNITION Coil & distributor, single plug per cylinder
CARBURETTOR Twin 1 3/8" S.U. ( 1 5/8" on all 4 litre cars)
 

3 litre

4 litre and MK V

  3 litre 4 litre and MK V
Bore 3" / 82.6mm 3" / 89mm
Stroke 4" / 114.3mm 4" / 114.3mm
Capacity 3,669cc 4,257cc
RAC rating 25.3hp 29.4hp
Brake horsepower 114 125
Compression ratio 6.5:1 6.8:1/6.4:1
Maximum speed 91mph 92mph (93mph -overdrive models)
Dimensions & Weight
  3 and 4 litre MK V
Wheelbase 10' 6" 10' 4"
Track 4' 8" 4' 8 (front)
4' 10" (rear)
Overall length 14' 6" 15' 11"
Overall width 5' 8" 5' 9"
Weight 3 - 2510 lbs 2719 lbs
  4 - 2558 lbs  
     
Production Figures
3 litres (1933-36) 1,177
4 litre (1936-40) 1,234
MK V (1939-40) 35
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF
CREWE BENTLEYS 1946 to 1998
MK VI & 'R' Type
CHASSIS open channel with cruciform centre bracing
BRAKES Front - hydraulic, Rear - mechanical (mechanical servo assisted)
REAR AXLE Semi-floating: hypoid bevel gears with differential
SUSPENSION Front - wishbone with coils, Rear - semi-eliptic leaf spring
GEAR BOX 4 Speed & reverse
CLUTCH Single plate
WHEELS Disc, cross ply tyres 6.70 x 16
STEERING Cam & roller
ENGINE Six cylinder in line
. Two valves per cylinder - overhead inlet & exhaust operated by pushrod in a 'F' head
. Chrome molybdenum steel crankshaft on seven main bearings with damper
. Camshaft in four journals with steel shell bearings, helical toothed gear meshing direct with crankshaft
. Aluminium alloy pistons
IGNITION Coil & distributor, single plug per cylinder
CARBURETTOR twin SU H4

 

MK VI

(late models, bore as 'R' Type)  
Bore 3" / 89mm
Stroke 4" / 114.3mm
Capacity 4,257cc
RAC rating 29.4hp
Brake horsepower 132
Compression ratio 6.4:1 UK Standard
Maximum speed 94mph
   

'R' Type

Bore 3 5/8"/ 89mm
Stroke 4" / 114.3mm
Capacity 4,566cc
RAC rating 31.5hp
Brake horsepower 150
Compression ratio 6.4:1 UK Standard
Maximum speed 105mph
 

'R' Continental - 'D' and 'E' Series

Bore 3/95.25mm
Stroke 4" / 114.3mm
Capacity 4,887cc
RAC rating 33.7hp
Brake horsepower 178
Compression ratio 7.25:1
Maximum speed 119mph
 
Dimensions & Weight: MK VI R Type R Continental
Wheelbase 10' 0" 10' 0" 10' 0"
Track (front) 4' 8" 4' 8" 4' 8"
(rear) 4' 10" 4' 10 5/8" 4' 10"
Overall length 15' 11" 16' 7" 17' 2"
Overall width 5' 9" 5' 10" 5' 11"
Weight 2670 lbs 2708 lbs  
Production Figures
MK VI (1946-52) 5,368
R Type (1952-55) 2,486
R Continental (1952-55) 208
S Type
CHASSIS closed channel with cruciform centre bracing
BRAKES Front: hydraulic, Rear: hydro - mechanical interlinked
REAR AXLE Semi-floating: hypoid bevel gears with differential
SUSPENSION Front - wishbone with coils, Rear - semi-eliptic leaf spring with Z bar
GEAR BOX Automatic 4 Speed & reverse (7 fitted with manual)
CLUTCH Fluid coupling
WHEELS Disc, crossply tyres 8, 50 x 15
STEERING Cam & roller, with optional power steering
(Standard 1957)
ENGINE S1 only
. Six cylinder in line
. Two valves per cylinder - overhead inlet & exhaust operated by pushrod in a 'F' head
. Chrome molybdenum balanced steel crankshaft on seven main bearings with damper
. Camshaft in four journals with steel shell bearings, helical toothed gear meshing direct with crankshaft
. Aluminium alloy pistons
. S2 & S3
. V8 high silicone content aluminium alloy block with wet liners
. Two valves per cylinder, overhead in-line with push-rods, rockers & hydraulic tappets
. 5 bearing forged steel crankshaft with six counterbalance weights
. Camshaft located centrally in Vee, helical gear driven
. Aluminium alloy pistons
IGNITION Coil & distributor, single plug per cylinder
CARBURETTOR twin SU HD6 / twin SU HD8
 

S1

S1

Bore 3/95.25mm
Stroke 4" / 114.3mm
Capacity 4,887cc
Brake horsepower 155 approx
Compression ratio 6.6:1 (Continental - 8.0:1)
Maximum speed 105mph (Continental - 120mph)

S2

S2

Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.6" / 91.44mm
Capacity 6,230cc
Brake horsepower 190 approx
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Maximum speed 112mph (114mph)

S3

S3

Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.6" / 91.44mm
Capacity 6,230cc
Brake horsepower 200 approx
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Maximum speed 115mph (117mph)
 
Dimensions & Weight: S1 S2 S3
Wheelbase 10' 3" 10' 0" 10' 0" (lwb - 10' 7")
Track (front) 4' 10" 4' 10" 4' 10"
(rear) 5' 5' 5'
Overall length 17' 8" 17' 7" 17' 7" (lwb - 17' 11")
Overall width 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 2"
Weight 4228lbs 4375lbs 4375lbs
Production Figures
S1 (1955-60) 3.107
S1 Continental 431
S2 (1960-62) 1,922
S2 Continental 388
S3 (1962-65) 1,318
S3 Continental 312
'T' - Series
CHASSIS monocoque
BRAKES all-round disc
REAR AXLE Semi-floating: hypoid bevel gears with differential
SUSPENSION Independent all-round.
Front - double triangle with coils and telescopic hydraulic dampers.
Rear - trailing arms, coils and telescopic hydraulic dampers
GEAR BOX Automatic 4 Speed & reverse (export - GM400 3 speed & reverse) with electronic actuation
CLUTCH Fluid coupling
WHEELS 15" 5-stud steel
STEERING Power assisted, Saginaw re-circulating ball
ENGINE V8 high silicone content aluminium alloy block with wet liners
. Two valves per cylinder, overhead in-line with push-rods, rockers & hydraulic tappets
. 5 bearing forged steel crankshaft with six counterbalance weights
. Camshaft located centrally in Vee, helical gear driven
. Aluminium alloy pistons
IGNITION Coil & distributor, single plug per cylinder
CARBURETTOR twin SU HD8

  'T' 'T' 2
Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm 3.9"/99.1mm
Stroke 3.6" / 91.44mm 4.1"/104.1mm
Capacity 6,230cc 6,750cc
Brake horsepower 200 approx 220 approx
Compression ratio 9.0:1 6.4:1
Maximum speed 115mph 119mph
 
Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase 9'11"
Track (front) 4' 9"
(rear) 4' 9"
Overall length 16' 11"
Overall width 5' 11"
Weight 'T' - 2670 lbs
'T'2 - 2708 lbs
Production Figures  
'T' (1965-76) 1,721
'T' 2 (1977-81) 568
Corniche Saloon 63
Corniche Convertible 77
MPW Saloon 98
MPW Convertible 77
Continental 433
Continental Turbo 8
Various Special Bodies 17
Total 2,585
MULSANNE, EIGHT, BROOKLANDS, TURBO 'R', CONTINENTAL 'R' & AZURE
CHASSIS monocoque
BRAKES all-round disc
REAR AXLE Semi-floating: hypoid bevel gears with differential
SUSPENSION Independent all-round.
Front - lower wishbone, compliant controlled upper lever, coils and telescopic hydraulic dampers and anti-roll bar.
Rear - semi-trailing arms, coils, anti-roll bars and telescopic hydraulic dampers
GEAR BOX Automatic 3 Speed & reverse GM400 with electronic actuation - 1992 onwards - 4 Speed GM Turbo 700
CLUTCH Fluid coupling
WHEELS 15" 5-stud steel (Brooklands, Turbo R & RL - 16") - All subject to changes 15" - 19"
STEERING Power assisted, Rack & pinion
ENGINE V8 high silicone content aluminium alloy block with wet liners.
Two valves per cylinder, overhead in-line with push-rods, rockers & hydraulic tappets.
5 bearing forged steel crankshaft with six counterbalance weights.
Camshaft located centrally in Vee, helical gear driven.
Aluminium alloy pistons.
 
IGNITION Coil & distributor, single plug per cylinder (subject to model changes)
CARBURETTOR twin SU HIF 7
(Mulsanne Turbo & Turbo 'R' - Solex 4A1 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection)
(Continental R & Azure - Zytek EMS3 engine management system)
 
TURBOCHARGER (For appropriate models) Garrett AiResearch T04 & TO3

MULSANNE, MULSANNE 'S', EIGHT & BROOKLANDS
Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.9" / 99.06mm
Capacity 6,750cc
Brake horsepower 198 bhp approx
Compression ratio 9.0:1 (1996 onwards - 8.7:1)
Maximum speed 155 mph

TURBO 'R'
Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.9" / 99.06mm
Capacity 6,750cc
Brake horsepower 320-400
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Maximum speed 155 mph

Mulsanne Turbo

MULSANNE TURBO
Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.9" / 99.06mm
Capacity 6,750cc
Brake horsepower 320
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Maximum speed 155 mph

CONTINENTAL R & AZURE
Bore 4.1" / 104.14mm
Stroke 3.9" / 99.06mm
Capacity 6,750cc
Brake horsepower 420
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Maximum speed 155mph
Production Figures
Mulsanne (1980 - 87) 531 (49lwb)
Mulsanne Turbo (1982 - 85) 519 (24lwb)
Eight (1984 - 92) 1,734
Turbo 'R' (1985 - 98) 6,165 (1,508 lwb)
Mulsanne 'S' (1987 - 92) 966 (61 lwb)
Brooklands (1992 - 98) 1,619 (190 lwb)
Turbo 'S' (1994 - 96) 60
Brooklands 'R' (1997 - 98) 100
Turbo 'RT' LWB (1997 - 98) 216
    11,910
Continental & Azure models still in production
Dimensions & Weight  
Wheelbase 10' "
Track (front) 5' "
(rear) 5' "
Overall length 15' 5"
Overall width 6' 2"
Weight 4950 lbs
 
These mid-eighties to late nineties models enjoyed a continuous, but confusing continual development, which means that there can be some differences to the facts and figures shown above. The mile markers below attempt to clarify some of those differences.
Mulsanne Turbo (1982 - 85) carburettor (some fuel injected)
Turbo 'R' (1985 - '87) carburettor (some fuel injected)
Turbo 'R' (1987 chassis 20000 onwards) fuel injection & ABS brakes
Turbo 'R' (1989 onwards) air cooled charge cooler
Turbo 'R' (1990 onwards) active ride control
Turbo 'R' (1992 - ''93) Kat exhaust & 4 speed gearbox
Turbo 'R' (1994 - '95) Motronic 3.3 engine management system
Turbo 'S' (1994 - '96) Zytek engine management
Turbo 'R'
 
(1996 onwards) Zytek engine management - 386 bhp & 553 lb/ft torque
 
Turbo 'RL' (1997 onwards) electronic traction control
Turbo 'RT' (1997 - '98) 400 bhp
'RT' Mulliner (1997 - '98) 420 bhp & 650 lb/ft torque
     
Dealer Limited Editions (may vary, according to specifications)

Turbo 'R' Sport
Turbo 'RT' Mulliner
HR Owen Bentley Turbo 'R'
Indonesian Turbo 'R'
Newport Beach Turbo 'R'
Olympian Turbo 'R'
Weybridge & Mead Turbo 'R'
Indonesian Brooklands
Trophy Edition Brooklands
Brooklands 'R' Mulliner
Bentley Continental 'R' Concours
Beverley Hills Continental 'R'
Cornes Continental 'R'
Jack Barclay Continental 'R'
North American Continental 'T' RSE
Special Edition Continental 'R'
Stratton Continental 'R'
Symbolic Continental 'R'
Chatsworth Continental 'R'
Chatsworth Continental 'T'
 

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