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Bentley Brooklands
1993 - 1997



Number manufactured

My own counting: 1,344
Some other sources: 1,208, 1,423 and 1,429.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZE02D4PCX46004 (1993).
Last chassis number: SCBZE20C7VCH60307 (1997).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same dimensions and weight as the Bentley Mulsanne S.

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

10.6 seconds
9.6 seconds in model year 1994
8.1 seconds in model year 1997

Top speed

126 mph, 202 km/h
134 mph, 216 km/h in model year 1994
140 mph, 225 km/h in model year 1997

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Brooklands replaced both the Bentley Eight and the Bentley Mulsanne S and represented the marque's entry vehicle.
- The Brooklands was also available as a Long wheelbase.

Original characteristics
- Colour-keyed vaned radiator shell.
- No chrome moulding along the bonnet centre line.
- A new front air dam with discreet integral fog lamps.
- Leather stitched gear selector located in the centre console in similar style to that of the Continental R.
- New alloy wheels.
- Pleated leather door trim.
- Option: Turbo R seats and picnic tables built into the backs of the front seats.

Model year 1993
- Only in model year 1993 all Bentley badges are enamelled in green.

Model year 1994
- Black hide-trimmed steering column cowl.
- Driver and front passenger airbags.
- New lockable lower stowage compartment.
- Redesigned front and rear seats, styled with new longitudinal pleats for greater lateral support, and redesigned squab and cushions were in-line with current orthopaedic research for improved lumbar support.
- Shift Energy Management (SEM), which momentarily reduces engine torque before a gear shift, achieving a change that is barely noticeable.
- Restyled badges with a black background which matches the black background wheel trim centres.

Model year 1995
- 16 inch wheels.

Model year 1996
- Radiator height being reduced by 2 inches.
- Adoption of an integrated front bumper and air dam design, together with wrap around bumpers. Also an integrated rear bumper design.
- Spare wheel stowage in the luggage compartment.
- New 16 inch wheels with new lower profile tyres that further improved handling and roadholding.
- New exterior mirrors on door cheater panels, no quarterlights.
- Sills and bumpers painted to match coachwork.
- New centre console layout.
- New facia and centre console with many detail alterations.
- Electrical adjustment of the steering wheel with preferred steering angle included in driver's seat memory. Automatical lift of the steering wheel to aid entry and exit to and from the driver's seat.
- Additional ranges of colour arrangements, both exterior and interior.
- Box-style front armrest with stowage compartment.
- Individually controlled cooling air outlets in rear compartment.
- One inch headroom more, made possible by detailed developments to the design of the front seat upholstery.
- 6 percent increase in maximum power.

Model year 1997
- The Long wheelbase is standard. The Short wheelbase could be ordered as well.
- Specified with the 300 bhp Rolls-Royce Light Pressure Turbo (LPT).
- Electronic Traction Assistance System (ETAS) available as an option.
- The Turbo R large diameter micro alloy front disc brakes as an option.
- New, bright finished alloy wheel centres.
- A larger range of paint colours.
- Extended front seat cushions.
- Rear seat heaters as an option.
- Improved headlamps.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Brooklands has:
- the letter E on the fifth position
- a number between 46004 and 46778 (model year 1993)
- a number between 54007 and 55755 (model years 1994 and 1995)
- a number between 57006 and 58504 (model year 1996)
- a number between 59010 and 60307 (model year 1997).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1993 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit II, Silver Spur II, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1994 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1995 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III, Silver Dawn, Flying Spur, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1996 and 1997 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 58294 - 58500 within model year 1996 have not been used.
- The numbers 58505 - 59000 between the model years 1996 and 1997 have not been used.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1993

168

61%

107

39%

275

1994

133

54%

113

46%

246

1995

64

52%

59

48%

123

1996

153

44%

194

56%

347

1997

201

57%

152

43%

353

Total

719

53%

625

47%

1,344

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 1993) and the last 10 (model year 1997) occur.

Model year 1993
SCBZE02D4PCX46004
SCBZE02A7PCH46006
SCBZE02A2PCX46007
SCBZE02DXPCX46072
SCBZE02D3PCX46074
SCBZE00D5PCX46077
SCBZE02D7PCH46078
SCBZE02D7PCH46081
SCBZE02D4PCX46083
SCBZE02A9PCH46086

Model year 1997
SCBZE20C1VCH60173
SCBZE20C2VCX60180
SCBZE21CXVCX60197
SCBZE21C3VCX60199
SCBZE21C1VCX60203
SCBZE20C5VCH60208
SCBZE20C3VCH60224
SCBZE20C9VCH60227
SCBZE20C6VCH60251
SCBZE20C7VCH60307







Bentley Brooklands, model year 1993, press photos (picture above)
Bentley Brooklands, model year 1996, press photo (picture below)




Bentley Brooklands, model year 1997, press photo (pictures below)









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