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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1936
Numbers built:546 (all versions)
Designed by:Paul Née
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 13, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 3,257 cc / 198.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.0 mm (2.8 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Stromberg UUR2 Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 4,500 rpm
Torque 245 Nm / 181 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 41 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel cross-braced frame
Front suspension beam axle, semi-elliptic springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, quarter-elliptic springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,300 mm (129.9 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Bugatti Magnum, by Hugh Conway with Maurice Sauzay
  • Bugatti - le Pur Sang des Automobiles, by Hugh Conway
  • Grand Marques Bugatti, by Hugh Conway
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