Bentley has announced the cessation of production of the Mulsanne sedan and the release of a final series of 30 cars called the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner. The flagship model in the spring will take Flying Spur.
The production of Mulsans at the Cru factory will end this spring, but the employees currently engaged in production will not remain idle – they will be transferred to other divisions of the company. The final chord in the history of the sedan will be a series of 30 Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner cars, dedicated to both the end of production and the V8 6¾ engine, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. The flagship in the Bentley line will be Flying Spur – by 2023 it will have a hybrid version.
“Until recently, Mulsanne played a key role in maintaining the position of Bentley as a world leader in the luxury limousine segment,” the company said in a statement. – The flagship of our lineup, its longevity are a testament to the continued commitment to creating the best cars in the world. The new Mulsanne 6.75 edition will be the culmination of this achievement. ”
The basis of the limited edition is the Mulsanne Speed with a 537 horsepower engine and 1,100 Nm of torque. Moreover, the 6.75 Edition by Mulliner can be identified by the blackened body elements and the Flying B emblem, combined with the chrome trim of the headlights and lamps.
In the cabin, the controls on the front panel, made in the form of oil filler caps, special embroideries 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 trim, four leather options are provided – Imperial Blue, Beluga, Fireglow and Newmarket Tan; the front panel is covered in a deep shade of black under a glossy varnish and is decorated with dark aluminum inlays.
Peering into the engine compartment, the buyer will see a black intake manifold instead of silver and a plate with the engine number signed by Adrian Hallmark, President and CEO of Bentley.
Bentley minders spend up to 15 hours assembling each such engine. The V8 6.75 powertrain is installed exclusively on the Mulsanne – the rest of the models have already switched to the more compact Group of Eight Volkswagen Group or the W-shaped twelve-cylinder engine.