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1952 Bentley R-Type Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel body on steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1952 - 1955
Body Designer : Mulliner
Coach Work : Freestone & Webb, Park Ward & Co., James Young, Hooper, Abbotts of Farnham, Frankdale, Franay, Radford, Farina, Bertone, Mulliner
Price : $10,735-$17,350
Weight : 4170 lbs | 1891.48 kg

Power

Inline 6 | L-Head
Displacement : 4564 cc | 278.5 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 150 BHP (110.4 KW) @ 4500 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 6.4:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
2 SU carburetors
Inline 6 | L-Head
Displacement : 4566 cc | 278.6 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 178 HP (131.008 KW)
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 6.75:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
2 SU carburetors
Transmission:
4 Manual , 4 Automatic

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 11.11:1
2nd Gear : 7.52:1
3rd Gear : 5.00:1
4th Gear : 3.73:1

Production Figures

R Type and Continental Production (1952-1955) : 2,320
  : 67 with H.J Mulliner bodies; 50 with Park Ward bodies; 69 with James Young bodies; 41 with Hooper bodies.
1952 Bentley R-Type
Continental Coupe 2 dr. (by Park Ward & Co.) : 2
Continental Coupe 2 dr. (by Farina) : 1
Continental Coupe 2 dr. (by Franay) : 5
Continental Coupe 2 dr. : 3
Continental Drophead Coupe 2 dr. (by Park Ward & Co.) : 4
Countryman Saloon 4 dr. 5 P (by Radford) : 20
Coupe 2 dr. 5 P (by Abbotts of Farnham) : 15
Coupe 2 dr. 5 P (by Franay) : 2
Drop Head Coupe 4 dr. 5 P (by Freestone & Webb) : 1
Drophead Coupe 2 dr. 4 P (by Abbotts of Farnham) : 1
Saloon 4 dr. 5 P (by Freestone & Webb) : 29
Saloon 4 dr. 5 P : 7

Dimensions

Drop Head Coupe
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Body Designer : Mulliner
Price : $17,350
Weight : 3700 lbs | 1678.292 kg
Combined MPG : 16.00
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 207.0 in | 5258 mm.
Width : 71.5 in | 1816 mm.
Height : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.7 in | 1440 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Drop Head Coupe
Coach Work : Freestone & Webb
Weight : 4170 lbs | 1891.48 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Price : $10,735
Weight : 4170 lbs | 1891.48 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Coach Work : Freestone & Webb
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Drophead Coupe
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Sport Saloon
Coach Work : James Young
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : James Young
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Sedanca Coupe
Coach Work : James Young
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Two-Door Saloon
Coach Work : Hooper
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Coach Work : Hooper
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Sedanca Coupe
Coach Work : Hooper
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Abbotts of Farnham
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Coach Work : Frankdale
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Franay
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Saloon
Body Designer : Graber
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Countryman Saloon
Coach Work : Radford
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Coupe
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Drophead Coupe
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Coupe
Coach Work : Farina
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Coupe
Coach Work : Franay
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Coupe
Body Designer : Graber
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Saloon
Coach Work : Bertone
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Drophead Coupe
Coach Work : Abbotts of Farnham
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Continental Sports Saloon
Coach Work : Mulliner
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.0 in | 5080 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Wheelbase : 120.0 in | 3048 mm.
Front Track : 56.8 in | 1441 mm.
Rear Track : 58.6 in | 1488 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Wishbones and coil springs

Rear : Rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, enclosed in leather gaiters

Steering
Cam and Roller

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.50x16

1952 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $1,700
Avg. Household Income : $3,850
Avg. Home : $9,050
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.20

The 1952 Bentley R-Type measures 70.00 inches in width, The 1952 Bentley R-Type measures 200.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 120.00 inches.

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