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  Bentley S1 Continental
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1959
Numbers built:217
Designed by:Mulliner
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Rolls Royce Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 4,887 cc / 298.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.2 mm (3.7 in) / 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
Compression 7.2:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 170 bhp / 127 KW @ 4,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 35 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on frame
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, shock absorbers
Steering worm and roller
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,700 kilo / 3,748 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,465 mm (175.8 in) / 1,700 mm (66.9 in) / 1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,048 mm (120 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.1 bhp / kg
Top Speed 190 km/h (118 mph)

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