Bugatti Type 46
The Type 46 used a 5.4 L (5359 cc/327 in³) straight-8 engine with 3 valves per cylinder driven by a single overhead camshaft. Power was reported at 140 hp (104 kW). The engine was undersquare like most Bugatti designs with a 81 mm bore and 130 mm stroke.
The Type 50 was a sporting coupe version of the Type 46. It rode on a shorter wheelbase, 122 in (3099 mm), and used a smaller 5.0 L (4972 cc/303 in³) version of the engine. This engine had squarer dimensions, however, at 86 by 107 mm, and power output was impressive at 225 hp (167 kW). Many cars had landaulet roofs and Royale-style two-tone paint.
The Type 50 Touring was a sedan version of the Type 50. It used the same 138 in (3505 mm) wheelbase as its predecessor, the Type 46, but shared the 5.0 L engine of the Type 50. The engine was tuned for torque, though, with just 200 hp (149 kW) on tap. In total, 65 Type 50 and Type 50T Bugattis were produced between 1930 and 1934.
|Prototypes||Racing Cars||Road Cars|
|Bugatti, a division of the Volkswagen Group since 1998, roadcar timeline 1910-Present|
|Owner||Ettore Bugatti/Roland Bugatti||Romano Artioli||Volkswagen AG|
|Touring||Type 30/Type 49||Type 57|
|Limousine||Type 41 Royale|
|Roadster||Type 13/Brescia Tourer||Type 55|
|Sports||Type 13||Type 18 Garros||Type 252|