Bentley completes production of the Mulsanne sedan

Bentley completes production of the Mulsanne sedan

January 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Bentley said it is stopping production of the Mulsanne sedan and is about to release the final series of 30 copies of the model under the name Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner. The place of the top model from spring will be taken by Flying Spur.

The Mulsanne production at the Cru plant will end this spring, however, the employees who are currently working in the production will not remain idle – they will be transferred to other divisions of the company. The last chord in the history of the sedan will be a series consisting of cars, the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner, which is dedicated to the end of production, and the V8 6¾ powerplant, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. The flagship model will replace the Flying Spur in the Bentley family – in 2023 it will have a variation with a hybrid powertrain.

  The limited edition is based on the Mulsanne Speed, which has a 537 hp engine. (1100 Nm). Moreover, the 6.75 Edition by Mulliner is recognizable by the black body elements and the Flying B logo, which is combined with chrome trim for headlights and lamps.

 In the interior of the car, the controls on the front panel, which are made in the form of oil filler caps, special trim on the seats and schematic drawings of the engine in the context of the watch dial and the instrument panel, will remind you of belonging to a special series. For interior decoration, 4 leather options are provided – Imperial Blue, Beluga, Fireglow and Newmarket Tan. The front panel is covered in a deep black color under a glossy varnish and is decorated with dark aluminum inserts.

In the engine compartment, you can note the presence of a black intake manifold instead of silver and a plate with the engine number, which was signed by Adrian Hallmark, President and CEO of Bentley.

Bentley experts spend up to 15 hours assembling each such powertrain. Only the Mulsanne is equipped with the V8 6.75 engine – the rest of the models are already driven by the more compact Volkswagen Group of Eight or the W-shaped 12-cylinder engine.

In addition, it was previously noted that Bentley could release its debut electric car in 2025. According to the head of the brand, electrification will play a major role in the future of the company.