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Bentley Continental R Mulliner
1999 - 2003



Number manufactured

My own counting: 148
Some other sources: 158.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZB26E1XCX63141 (1999).
Last chassis number: SCBZB26E63CH01862 (2003).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

534, 192, 146 cm

Kerb weight

2450 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.0 seconds

Top speed

168 mph, 270 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- Together with the Continental SC Mulliner, Continental T Mulliner and the Azure Mulliner the Continental R Mulliner is the reincarnation of the 1952 R-type Continental, at the time the fastest 4-seater in the world. The Continental R Mulliner is a more powerful edition of the Continental R, with special features.
- The model doesn't succeed another model but is a model that was introduced besides existing models.

General characteristics
- The Continental T engine with 420 bhp at 4000 rpm and 875 Nm at 2200 rpm.
- Flared wings and wheel arches.
- Mesh vents in the front wings as a racy option.
- Sports bumpers with wire mesh inserts to match the radiator grille.
- Sporting sills.
- A single large diameter exhaust tailpipe.
- The Mulliner identity displayed on the bootlid.
- 20 Per cent quicker steering rack.
- 18 Inch five-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero 285/45 low profile tyres.
- Optional: Stage 2 suspension with revised damper tuning and thicker anti-roll bars.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Continental R Mulliner has:
- the letter B on the fifth position
- a number between 63141 and 63568 (model years 1998 until 2001).
- a number between 01751 and 01862 (model years 2002 and 2003).
The next models have a partly overlapping identification:
- Bentley Continental R Mulliner.
- Bentley Continental R Millennium (between 63309 and 63320).
- Bentley Continental R Le Mans (between 63546 and 01780).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers in the years 1990 up to and including 2003 are assigned in separate series per model type (often per model year as well) or in separate series per model. A model type stands for e.g. the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Brooklands), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the 2-door coupé models (Continental R, Continental T, et cetera).
- The first Bentley Continental R Mulliner (1999) got a number within model year 1998 of the Bentley Continental R.
- In 1999 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R and Bentley Continental R Mulliner.
- In 2000 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R, Bentley Continental R Mulliner and Bentley Continental R Millennium.
- In 2001 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R, Bentley Continental R Mulliner and Bentley Continental R Le Mans.
- In 2002 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R Mulliner and Bentley Continental R Le Mans.
- In 2003 the Continental R Mulliner got a series of numbers that was not shared with other models.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 63186 - 63300 between the model years 1999 and 2000 have not been used.
- The numbers 63366 - 63500 between the model years 2000 and 2001 have not been used.
- The numbers 01796 - 01850 between the model years 2002 and 2003 have not been used.
- The numbers 01858 and 01859 in model year 2003 have not been used.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1999

12

52%

11

48%

23

2000

28

64%

16

36%

44

2001

31

66%

16

34%

47

2002

11

46%

13

54%

24

2003

3

30%

7

70%

10

Total

85

57%

63

43%

148

Some chassis numbers

Model years 2000 until 2002 are not listed below.

Model year 1999
SCBZB26E1XCX63141
SCBZB26E1XCH63160
SCBZB26E7XCX63161
SCBZB26E9XCX63162
SCBZB26E7XCH63163
SCBZB26E9XCH63164
SCBZB26E4XCX63165
SCBZB26E2XCH63166
SCBZB26E8XCX63167
SCBZB26EXXCX63168
SCBZB25EXXCX63169
SCBZB26E4XCH63170
SCBZB26EXXCX63171
SCBZB27E3XCX63172
SCBZB27E5XCX63173
SCBZB26E3XCH63175
SCBZB26E5XCH63176
SCBZB26E7XCH63177
SCBZB26E0XCX63180
SCBZB26E0XCH63182
SCBZB25E4XCX63183
SCBZB26E4XCH63184
SCBZB26E6XCH63185

Model year 2003
SCBZB26E53CX01851
SCBZB26E33CH01852
SCBZB26E53CH01853
SCBZB26E03CX01854
SCBZB26E93CH01855
SCBZB26E03CH01856
SCBZB26E63CX01857
SCBZB25E03CH01860
SCBZB26E43CH01861
SCBZB26E63CH01862



Details of the Bentley Continental R Mulliner XCH63160
(pictures below):







1999 Bentley Continental R Mulliner SCBZB26E1XCH63160 (above and below), the very first RHD Continental R Mulliner.












2002 Bentley Continental R Mulliner SCBZB25E32CH01785 (below).









This Continental R Mulliner is the 129th R Mulliner. Within the 158 examples the 10 Millennium examples are included.





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