We drive a Bentley on this episode of The List.
Nice stitching on the logo.
The 6.75-liter V8 engine in the Bentley Mulsanne has been in production in some form since 1959, but word has it that it will be phased out together with the model it propels, to be replaced by a V12.
Once part of Queen Elizabeth II's royal motor pool, this 2012 Bentley Mulsanne is listed for sale at $285k on Auto Trader in the UK.
It's bold, brash, and for its size, very quick. The updated Bentley Mulsanne is as aristocratic as the House of Lords, and it's on display in Geneva.
Bentley's in-house coachbuilder Mulliner adds three feet of length and three inches of height to the Mulsanne for an uncompromising, six-passenger sedan.
Bentley will offer the 2017 Mulsanne in two lengths. The Extended Wheelbase adds 10 inches to the rear passenger area, allowing seats that fully recline.
Bentley updates the Mulsanne for 2017, making the British marque's flagship better than ever.
Automobile says the Bentley Grand Convertible will go on sale in early 2017, and the EXP 10 Speed 6 could be greenlit in time for production in 2020.
Bentley is honoring its victory in the legendary Blue Train Race of 1930 by introducing a new Mulliner-modified version of its Mulsanne Speed.
What you see above is the Bentley Grand Convertible, live from the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's basically a droptop version of the Mulsanne Speed, which would seem to be a foregone conclusion for production, but apparently isn't, according to Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer.
Why does the Bentley Mulsanne Speed exist? Sam Graham, product line director for the Mulsanne, tells us Bentley's Western customers demanded it, many driven by memories of the Arnage T – the hotted-up version of the Arnage R. The Arnage T, you may remember, arrived in 2002 and threw down 459 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque on its way to being billed the most powerful production Bentley ever. Today's Mulsanne Speed picks up the torch and takes it all the way to the Olympic stadium.
Five years ago, when Bentley was preparing its farewell shindig for the Arnage, reports were that the Arnage's coupe and convertible siblings, the Brooklands and Azure, would get replacements on the Mulsanne platform. Obviously, that hasn't happened, although we were teased with the Mulsanne Vision Concept in 2012. Then, just this summer, we were again teased with rumors of a Brooklands and Azure one-two punch. While it still hasn't happened yet, Bentley's unveiling of the Grand Convertible seem
Eight hundred and eleven pound-feet of torque. Really, that's all you need to know about the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed. It's the same ultra-luxurious cruiser that we've enjoyed for a few years now, but the crew in Crewe has upgraded its engine to create absolutely astonishing performance.
811 lb-ft of torque puts the Mulsanne Speed out ahead of every so-called muscle car on the market and eclipses most million-dollar hypercars.
Big plans are afoot at Bentley. The quintessentially British automaker has just about signed off on the final version of its new SUV, and will surely roll out more versions of the Continental in the coming years, but that's not all. It's said to be considering a new sports coupe smaller than the Continental GT, but the latest reports coming in from the UK suggest that it also has plans for the Mulsanne's platform.
Between three distinct body styles and numerous engine specifications, Bentley has made more versions of the Continental over the years than we would care to count. But one thing it has, by and (very) large left alone is the Mulsanne. Sure, it's done some special editions and some extra equipment packages – it's even toyed with the idea of a two-door convertible version – but at the end of the day, the Mulsanne soldiers on as a four-door sedan with one engine and one engine alone. Th