Bentley Turbo R

The Bentley Turbo R is a 1985 to 1997 cars built the car brand Bentley. He gave the ailing brand for the first time greater sales and a significantly younger audience.

History and Technology

The Turbo R was presented at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show. Its predecessor, the Mulsanne Turbo, should remain in the program actually continues, but with production already set the end of 1985, as demand had dropped very quickly. To clearly was superior to the performance and handling of the Bentley Turbo R.

The athletic firm designed car reached 235 kW (320 hp ), a top speed of over 220 km / h The over its predecessor significantly modified suspension front and rear in conjunction with a modified, more sporty suspension tuning, alloy wheels with wider tires and an aerodynamically efficient spoiler gave the car despite its empty weight of nearly 2,400 kg, the road handling of a sports car.

In 1992, the 3 -speed automatic was replaced by one with four stages. As of 1995, the Turbo R came with a tuned engine and a top speed of over 240 km / h under the name New Turbo R; preceded this version was from the end of 1994, an uprated Turbo S.

The Turbo R reached unusually high sales figures for the Bentley brand and became a bestseller in the history of the English tradition of the house. A total of 6,000 vehicles were produced. Only in 1997 the model was replaced by the Bentley Turbo RT.

Production figures

  • Original Turbo R: 5864 Short wheel base: 4653
  • Long wheel base: 1211
  • Short wheel base: 543
  • Long wheel base: 823


  • Automobile review, catalog numbers 1995 ( for technical specifications and prices)