Key facts

1946 Bentley Mk VI information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
How heavy?
1816 kg
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4256 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
How much torque?
How fast?
151 km/h, 94 mph


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1946 Bentley Mk VI technical specifications


The Bentley Mk VI is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the motor positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
The Bentley Mk VI's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.3 litre, overhead inlet, side exhaust 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
Its claimed kerb weight is 1816 kg.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 151 km/h (94 mph).
1946 Bentley Mk VI data
1946 Bentley Mk VI data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3048 120
Track/tread (front) 1486 58.5
Track/tread (rear) 1486 58.5
Length 4877 192
Width 1753 69
Height 1638 64.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1816 kg 4004 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Bentley
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.3 litre
4256 cc
(259.717 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.89 × 114.3 mm
3.5 × 4.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
overhead inlet, side exhaust (oise)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.4:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 709.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 151 km/h (94 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general ID55396
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1946 Bentley Mk VI added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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