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The Type 46 Surprofilée styled by Jean Bugatti.
Photo: Bolko Rawicz, Source (W1)


This large Bugatti is sometimes refered to as "Petit Royale", the small Royale.
It was succeded by the similar, double over-head cam engined, Type 50.


Model: Type 46Type 46S
Years made: 1929-36 1931-36
Engine type: 8 cyl. in-line, 3 valves/cyl., over-head cam
Engine size: 5359cc (81x130)
Ignition: dual high tension ?
Carburettor: Smith-Bariquand multi-jet ?
Supercharger: - yes
Power [hp]: 140 ?
Clutch: wet
Forward gears: 3
Drive: shaft
Front suspension: solid axle, 1/2-elliptical springs
Rear suspension: solid axle, reverse 1/4-elliptical springs
Brakes: cable operated drums
Wheelbase [m]: 3.5
Size [m]: length 4.78, width 1.70
Track [m]: 1.4
Tyre size: 32x6.00
Weight [kg]: 1150
Petrol capacity [l]: c.87
Petrol consumption [l/100 km]: 17-20
Oil consumption [ml/100 km]: 300
Min/max speed in top gear [km/h]: 6/136 ?


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