2002 Bentley State Limousine

Bentley Motors chairman and chief executive Franz-Josef Paefgen presented the Bentley State Limousine to The Queen at Windsor Castle on 29th May 2002. Presented on behalf of a consortium of British based automotive manufacturing and service companies, the Bentley was a gift to The Queen in recognition of her Golden Jubilee year. The occasion marked an important milestone in the history of Bentley Motors, and signals the continuation of the Crewe tradition of supplying fine, bespoke and beautifully crafted cars for royal occasions.

Uniquely this car has been designed for State duties, it is also the first ceremonial Royal vehicle to have been developed using the latest computer aided design techniques and will be the first ever Bentley in the Royal fleet.

Naturally the nature of any security equipment fitted to the car is not for public consumption. says Bentley.

In Detail

engine Aluminum, 90 Degree V8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore 104.1 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 99.1 mm / 3.9 in
compression 8.0:1
power 298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 59.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 117.99 bhp per tonne
torque 835.18 nm / 616.0 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
front tires 285/55 R 19
rear tires 285/55 R 19
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19.0 x 9.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Adaptive Damping
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Adaptive Damping
curb weight 3390 kg / 7474 lbs
length 6220 mm / 244.9 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
height 1770 mm / 69.7 in
transmission GM 4L80-E 4-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.48:1, 1.48:1, 1.00:1, 0.75:1, :1

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