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Bentley State Limousine

Number manufactured


First and last chassis number

Chassis number: unknown.

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

622, 215, 177 cm

Kerb weight

3390 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h


Top speed

120 mph, 193 km/h (electronically limited)

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The very first Bentley ever supplied to Buckingham Palace for ceremonial duties. Presented on May 29 2002 to Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.
- Based on the Bentley Red label, with stretched wheelbase and raised roof.

General characteristics
- Like all British state cars, the Bentley has a mount on its roof for an illuminated crest and a pennant, which can be inserted from inside the vehicle. These both usually feature the Royal Standard, although other symbols can be used for occasions such as a state visit. When the Queen is on board, the Bentley "Flying B" hood ornament is replaced by Her Majesty's personal mascot of St George slaying the dragon.
- The State Limousine is 83.0 cm (2.723 ft) longer than a standard Bentley Arnage, 25.5 cm (10.0 in) taller, and 6.8 cm (2.7 in) wider. It is equipped with rear-hinged broad coach doors that open to the rear almost 90 degrees.
- The roof is made of laminated glass with a reflective layer, tinted only 15 per cent, which is scarcely noticeable. The roof panels can dim by 40 per cent and extra air-conditioning ensure the rear cabin remained cool in hot weather.
- The twin-turbocharged, 6.75 litre V8 engine has been modified from Bentley's Arnage R version to produce 400 bhp and 835 Nm of torque.
- British textile manufacturer Hield Brothers manufactured the lambswool sateen cloth used for the upholstery of the rear seats.
- The rear seats are adjustable for height.
- Security arrangements are not revealed.
- In January 2009, it was announced that both Bentley models will be converted to run on biofuels.


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