Bristol Announces New Model: The Bristol Blenheim 3G

Bristol Blenheim 3G


Bristol Cars have always been designed and built without reference to normal cost constraints, yet few people realise that they are also notably inexpensive to operate, this characteristic undoubtedly being a part of the remarkable customer loyalty that our cars engender. In particular, depreciation on resale is kept low due to our vehicles’ exclusivity and unique long life design. Out of pocket expenses have been minimised by our designers’ obsessive attention to real economy of operation. For these reasons, a Bristol is an attractive economic proposition compared to any other car of similar first cost.

With this tradition in mind, we are pleased to announce a new car, the Blenheim 3G offering bi-fuel capability.

  • New luxury car running on petrol and Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Bristol - 56 years manufacturing Great Britain’s most exclusive luxury car
  • Bristol draws on its experience from 1977 when they marketed the 412 petrol/LPG car. The first UK manufacturer then to do it in original equipment sale
  • The Bristol Blenheim 3G is a full four seater
  • Like all current Bristols the car has a huge luggage boot in spite of one petrol tank and two LPG tanks as the full size spare wheel is mounted under one front wing
Price of Blenheim 3G £123,250.00
VAT @ 17½% 21,568.75
Total £144,818.75

Bristol first made available an LPG option on new cars more than 25 years ago, so we possess a great deal of multi-fuel experience. The latest installation is a highly sophisticated one with a stand-alone computer and eight additional injectors for gas operation. By taking advantage of the superior anti-knock qualities of LPG, performance has been optimised to the point where no power loss can be discerned (please note that the Blenheim range already offers more torque than any other normally aspirated four-seater car). Sensitive drivers may notice even greater smoothness of operation when running on gas. Since many owners already report a petrol consumption of 30 mpg at legal steady cruising speeds, LPG operation can provide the cost equivalent of around 50 mpg in the same condition which is startling for such a roomy, powerful car. Initial starting from cold utilises petrol, the system switching seamlessly to gas within the first mile of operation. Similarly, if the gas supply becomes exhausted while the driver forgets to switch to petrol the system automatically reverts to petrol and posts an audible warning. Thoughtful positioning of the twin LPG tanks ensures an 80 litre useable gas capacity yet the boot still easily accommodates oversized suitcases or golf clubs. By combining petrol and LPG operation, a range of up to 600 miles can be achieved.

Bristol’s tradition of maintaining low emission of pollutants is further enhanced with this new model and it is anticipated that owners may avoid the upcoming congestion charging in Central London as a result.

We are proud to offer the new Blenheim 3G which has all the qualities for which the marque is famous, yet offers improved emissions, economy of operation, longer range and even greater engine smoothness. Existing Blenheim cars may be converted to bi-fuel capability and as with all the many factory developed upgrades pertaining to used Bristols, finance or lease terms can be made available should this offer a convenience.

The Bristol Blenheim 3G is one of the world’s most remarkable cars. Bristol is the only remaining luxury car manufacturer under British control.

Today’s traffic conditions require a vehicle with compact overall dimensions to provide enjoyable, stress-free motoring. The Blenheim’s major mechanical components are carefully laid out so that we may provide the interior width of a formal luxury car within the external width of a medium size saloon. A rare feature these days is a generous area of glass (of exceptional optical quality) and slim pillars which give unrivalled outward vision. Combined with an unexpectedly tight turning circle the Blenheim allows brisk and enjoyable progress in traffic conditions and slips through gaps where traditional luxury saloons are often brought to a frustrating standstill.

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Published 16 October 2002 Melanie Carter

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