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Bentley Mulsanne Product Ended

The time has arrived, the last Bentley Mulsanne has been manufactured after a period of 11 years. The era of the 6.75-lt V8 engine is finished, and the ‘real original’ Bentley has ceased to be. From now on, when you buy a Bentley, you will be buying a Porsche Panamera modular-platform vehicle.

The Mulsanne was one of the iconic designs of the Bentley, and it was the only ‘driver’s car’ luxury sedan. You will look ridiculous if you drive a Rolls-Royce, but the Mulsanne was different from the others, and that era is gone now.

The last car was manufactured for the US market, as you can see from the orange sidelights. Bentley manufactured 30 examples of the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition. This edition is based on the Mulsanne Speed with 530 PS power coming from the iconic 6.75-lt V8 engine. That engine was first used in the 1959 Bentley S1. Then it only produced 180 PS – and now 530PS!

Until further notice, the Bentley Flying Spur (aka Panamera) will be filling the space of the Mulsanne. And there will be a hybrid version of this car by 2023.

When you spot a Mulsanne on the road, then, keep in mind that it is not manufactured anymore.

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Bentley Built Their Last 6.75-lt V8 Engine

A few weeks ago, Bentley built their last 6.75-lt V8 engine. It was only used for the Mulsanne model. The iconic engine had been built for 60 years. It started its journey as a 180-hp engine, but now produces 500-hp. This engine became a part of the Bentley heritage: it was reliable, powerful and delivered the required torque without any hesitation. It revved up to 5,000 rpm, but was more than enough for a smooth acceleration.

Sadly, the sales of the Mulsanne fell heavily, and people were leaning towards SUVs. Therefore, Bentley had little option but to cease production of the Mulsanne and the iconic V8. The W12 will take over the role of this engine for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, it won’t create the same emotional experience.

I know that using a 60-year-old engine is not considered logical nowadays. On the other hand, manufacturing the same engine for a long period enables it to realise its potential and reach a level of near perfection (in a manner of speaking).

The end of the Mulsanne and the 6.75-lt V8 marks the end of an era at Bentley.

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End of the Bentley Mulsanne

Around January this year, Bentley announced that they had ceased production of their Mulsanne model, and that a new model wouldn’t be replacing it. Sadly, everyone is now obsessed with SUVs and ignores sedan cars. As a result of this trend, Bentley sold only around 500 Mulsanne vehicles last year: higher than the Rolls-Royce Phantom but far less than the Arnage. The Arnage used to sell around 1,200 units per year.

Customer tastes have significantly changed over the years; to be honest, an SUV is a really good vehicle. Regardless of its brand, you will get lots of boot space, all-wheel drive, good handling, and the vehicles are spacious and comfortable to be in. SUVs are the most suitable vehicle for humankind, however, people like me still avoid them as much as possible. SUVs are nice but they are not as good in terms of handling as a sedan car. The Bentley Bentayga is an excellent SUV, but it is not like a Mulsanne.

The Mulsanne is meant to be ending production now, during spring 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic production has been postponed to the end of summer 2020.

Only 30 units of the final edition of the Bentley Mulsanne will be produced and they will be powered by the iconic 6.75-lt V8 engine, which produces 530 horsepower! This engine has been in production since 1959 and will be gone for good after the last Mulsanne.

Honestly, I love the Mulsanne! It was heavy and relatively slow, but it was like a living room on wheels. Despite its size and weight, it was a really good handling car. You won’t be able to chase a Porsche 911 with a Mulsanne, but you will enjoy a more engaging driving experience than even a Rolls-Royce Phantom can provide.

I have shared some of my photos of Bentley Mulsanne from HR Owen Bentley dealer in Mayfair, London.

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Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

The Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner is one of the largest saloon cars on the market. When you order one with the standard extended wheel base, the rear seating area becomes a living room. Usually, the extended wheel base is more than enough for someone looking forward to having a long journey with the comfort of home.

However, there are some people who would like have to more than standard. So, Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine is born!

The end result? A car that is six times larger than the average London flat! It has lots of seats inside, I couldn’t even count all of them. It is really, really long and heavy. However, whoever orders this Mulsanne is not really bothered with the acceleration as long as it accelerates faster than the average person’s car.

If you are planning to have a house on four wheels, the Bentley Mulsanne super-extended wheel base is your car.

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine Mulliner

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New Bentley Mulsanne Family (Facelift)

Bentley announced the new face of the Mulsanne family. Bentley decided to add a new style to the Mulsane: an extended wheelbase (+250 mm). Based on my experience, the Mulsanne needed an extended wheelbase, however, the new Mulsanne now weighs more than 2.5-tonnes!

Mulsanne looks more tempting than ever and has improved its pre-crash and safety features, which were both necessary. With that said, it is still a very heavy car! I will update the photos once I spot this new Mulsanne at Jack Barlcay in London.

 

Here are some of  the facts;

  • The Mulsanne Speed, 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) of torque resulting in a 0-60 mph time of just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.
  • The Mulsanne, 6¾-litre V8 develops 512 PS (505 bhp / 377 kW) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb.ft) of torque. 5.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h
  • Automatic gearbox is still ZF 8-speed.
  • “‘S’ mode gives the driver even more control, and maintains the engine speed above 2,000 rpm so that the turbochargers are always spooled and ready to deliver instantaneous performance.”
  • All LED headlights automatically suits to the driving conditions and high beam assist.
  • “The main 8” display touch screen is connected to a 60 GB solid-state hard drive for the storage of on-board media.”
  • “Between 10 km/h and 250 km/h the Blind Spot Warning system detects vehicles behind the Mulsanne and in its blind spots, predicting the possibility of a collision. Visual warnings are issued to the driver via flashing lights in the door mirrors.”
  • “For additional safety while on the move, the new Mulsanne comes with Advanced Automatic Stability Control (ASC) including collision mitigation features.”
  • And Bentley entertainment 10.2″ tablet based on Android!

 

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Bentley Mulsanne Week | HR Owen Jack Barclay

Bentley Mulsanne, it is the most expensive Bentley at the moment. And few weeks ago, the Jack Barclay (HR Owen) London dealership hosted a Mulsanne week. There were lots of Mulsannes and I was lucky enough to be there.

You cannot find more Bentley Mulsannes under any other roof!

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed | 50 Shades of Grey

Bentley Mulsanne Speed, this is the faster version of the standard Mulsanne. So what is special with the Mulsanne Speed, it is powered by a 6.75-lt V8 engine producing 537 HP with 1100 nm of torque. It is coupled with 8-speed automatic gearbox and only needs 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h with the top speed of 305 km/h. And it has the most ideal colour for this week, 50 Shades of Grey!

This Bentley Mulsanne Speed is painted in Dark Grey Satin, it looks very sexy and that’s why I found a resemblance with the 50 Shades of Grey movie. And it is still available to see at Jack Barclay, HR Owen dealer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Bentley Grand Convertible / Mulsanne Convertible

Bentley Grand Convertible is recently revealed to public. In case you have no idea what is Grand Convertible. Basically, Grand Convertible is the two-door cabrio version of the four-door Mulsanne. And this shows us, Bentley skipped the Mulsanne Coupe and shifted to Mulsanne Convertible (Grand Convertible).

Grand Convertible is powered by a 6.75-lt V8 with 537 HP and 1100 nm of torque. And eight-speed automatic gearbox is coupled. This car will be really fast! And I am sure, the potential owners of Grand Convertible are more focused on the wood and bespoke customisation than the horsepower!

I really like Mulsanne, it harmonises the Bentley heritage with modern touches. Similar to Mulsanne, Grand Convertible does the same. It is still a Bentley but it is doesn’t look dull or too traditional. Also 1100 nm of torque will increase the entertainment factor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Limited Edition Bentley Mulsanne 95 | Jack Barclay HR Owen, London

Bentley Mulsanne 95, the anniversary model of from Bentley to celebrate the 95th year! The most important features of the Mulsanne 95 is the wooden trim. Unlike other models, Bentley decided to supply the wood from a 400-year old walnut tree from Lincolnshire. As a result of this, Bentley Mulsanne 95 will have the oldest wooden trim inside a brand new car!<

Mulsanne 95 is limited to 15 customers and in three different colours (Britannia Blue, Empire Red and Oxford White) to reflect the British roots of the brand, even though it is owned by the Volkswagen.

If you had chance, the blue Mulsanne 95 was on display at Jack Barclay, HR Owen in London. If you didn’t have chance to see it, I have the photos. Don’t worry Mulsanne 95 doesn’t include any 400-year gadgets inside the car!

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Bentley Mulsanne from Jack Barclay London

Bentley Mulsanne from Jack Barclay (HR Owen) London. I know I have money articles with Mulsanne but I would like to share any many different coloured Mulsanne’s possible. When you order a Bentley, you will get unique range of colours!