Bentley to retire Mulsanne with special edition version

Bentley to retire Mulsanne with special edition version

Luxury automobile manufacturer Bentley Motors has announced the retirement of its flagship Mulsanne sedan, ending the 10-year product lifetime. The Mulsanne will end with a special edition version hauled by a twin-turbocharged, 6.75-litre V8 engine. Production will be limited to 30 units only.

Bentley Mulsanne special edition

Bentley first introduced the Mulsanne in 2010 as a replacement for a full-sized Arnage luxury sedan. The Mulsanne sported an ultra-luxurious cabin, and traditional, stately bodywork. The car got several upgrades over the years though its overall design has always remained constant. The farewell model is being called the 6.75 Edition, as a tribute to the engine, which traces its origin to the V8 pushrod jointly developed by Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the 1950s. The Crewe-headquartered company claims that the motor is the world’s longest-serving V8 engine in continuous production.  

Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition

The 6.75 Edition will be based on the Mulsanne Speed version. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission (AT) unit, producing 530 bhp and 811 lb-ft torque. Some of the unique features of the car include black-accented 21-inch wheels, chrome-ringed lights, and a black intake manifold. The limited-edition car will sport the ‘6.75 Edition’ logo on several places.

Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition cabin

The Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition will come in four exclusive themes that comprise Beluga, Fireglow, Newmarket tan, and Imperial Blue. The car’s central console will be finished in silver-painted veneer, with a plaque commemorating it. The 6.75 Edition, however, will not have the brightwork typically seen on most Bentleys. It will have gloss black accents to contrast with the color scheme chosen by the customer. The taillights and headlights will be wrapped in bright chrome to add to the sophistication level.  

Now with the Mulsanne all set to retire, the Volkswagen-owned company has stated that the Flying Spur will take its place as the Bentley flagship model. Senior Bentley official Chris Craft has said that the company has decided to stop production of the Mulsanne since its other cars are witnessing a major rise in demand. The four-door Flying Spur, along with other cars in the Bentley lineup, will get hybrid versions by 2023.

Bentley sold 11,006 cars globally in 2019.

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