|Parent company||Vickers plc|
|Assembly||Crewe, United Kingdom|
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body style(s)||4-door saloon|
|Engine(s)||6.75 L (411.9 cu in) Rolls-Royce V8|
|Transmission(s)||4-sp 4L80-E automatic|
|Wheelbase||3,061 mm (120.5 in)|
|Length||5,310 mm (209.1 in)|
|Width||1,890 mm (74.4 in)|
|Height||1,490 mm (58.7 in)|
|Kerb weight||2,320.2 kg (5,115 lb)|
Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
The Eight was Bentley's "entry-level" offering from 1984 until 1992. Distinguished mainly by a wire-mesh grille radiator instead of vertical slats, the Eight also had somewhat less equipment than the similar Mulsanne on which it was based. A firmer suspension offered slight handling improvements. The Eight was so popular that sales expanded from the original UK market to Europe and the United States.
The Eight was introduced with cloth upholstery, steel wheels, and a mesh grille that was simpler than the slatted grille of the Mulsanne. Fuel injection and anti-lock brakes were added in 1986, leather upholstery and power memory seats were added in 1987, and automatic ride height adjustment was added in 1990. Catalytic converters became optional in 1990. The three-speed automatic transmission was replaced by a four-speed transmission in August 1992.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (c) 1997-99 K.-J. Rossfeldt, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.. "Roßfeldt - Bentley Eight (1984 - 1992)". Rrab.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-04.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "1989 Bentley Eight - Specifications". Conceptcarz.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-04.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Octane: Model specs - 1984-1992 Bentley Eight Saloon". Classicandperformancecar.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-04.
- ↑ Times Online - "Bentley Eight" by Jason Dawe[dead link]
- "Conceptcarz.com - 1989 Bentley Eight - Specifications". Conceptcarz.com. Daniel Vaughan. Retrieved on 2009-02-18.
- Dawe, Jason (2002-11-17). "Bentley Eight", Times Online (London, United Kingdom), Times Newspapers. Retrieved on 2009-02-18.
- "Octane: Model specs - 1984-1992 Bentley Eight Saloon". Octane. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved on 2009-02-18.
- Roßfeldt, K.J.. "Bentley Eight (1984 - 1992)". Rolls-Royce and Bentley Photos, Reports and Books from the Archives of K.J. Roßfeldt. Retrieved on 2009-02-18.
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