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Overview

Produced: 1946-1952, 5201 produced.
Types: Saloon
Convertible
Sports
Bentley MK6 (side view)

Following WW2 Rolls-Royce recognised the changing requirements of its clients, shifting away from chauffeur driven cars to "owner-driver" saloons, their first all new model was the Bentley MKVI of 1946, designed to be as compact as possible, due to steel rationing. Powered by an all new engine, derived from a new family of Rolls-Royce power plants, the MKVI used the new B60, twin SU carburetor, over head inlet/side exhaust valve engine of 4257cc.

The MKVI also broke tradition by being the first car Rolls-Royce or Bentley to have a standard body design. The 4 door body was produced by Pressed Steel and the cars were hand built at the new Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, Cheshire. Separate chassis could still be purchased for special bodied cars, all cars had manual gearboxes with RH side mounted floor changes. All standard cars featured sliding steel sunroofs and many other period fittings. Eventually replaced in 1953 by the long booted R-Type saloon.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4257ccS6 IOE
4566ccS6 IOE

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/R

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
100 mph15.2 s0 s16 mpg0 bhp 0

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