Bentley launches Mulsanne Speed
Bentley redefines the fastest ultra-luxury driving experience in the world with a new pinnacle flagship. The new Mulsanne Speed is tailored for the driver, with 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW), 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) and selectable sports suspension and steering on demand.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, Wolfgang Dürheimer, comments:
“The new Mulsanne Speed is the car that defines Bentley, as a flagship for driving luxury performance. Our customers don’t compromise, and we’ve adopted the same approach in the design, engineering and crafting of our new flagship. The Mulsanne Speed is distinguished, calm and relaxing, but always with a connection to the road and relentless dynamic performance on demand. In this car, every journey becomes a drive.”
New and contemporary styling features define the Mulsanne Speed as a statement in quintessential British luxury. On-board technology and connectivity are discreetly integrated beneath the finest materials, created with unrivalled craftsmanship and exquisite handcrafted details.
At the heart of the new Mulsanne Speed is Bentley’s iconic 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. A new redesigned combustion system promotes a much faster and more controlled combustion process, allowing torque output of the engine to be pushed to record levels – 1,100 Nm and a 13% improvement on efficiency.
To deploy the effortless power and acceleration on offer in the new Mulsanne Speed, an even more driver-focused Sport suspension mode is included, enabling a tailored driving experience. The Mulsanne Speed also features more assertive styling features including a dark tint finish applied to the exterior stainless steel matrix grilles; distinctive headlights; the “floating ellipse” design on the rear taillights; Bentley's first ever directional style wheel and twin rifled exhaust tailpipes. Additionally, four new exterior paint colours are introduced for the Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed: Spectre, Candy Red, Camel and Marlin.
The cabin of the Mulsanne Speed is a contemporary reinterpretation of the exquisite interior of the Bentley flagship. A new and unique colour split is available, with new stitch lines, that balances diamond quilted light-colour hide with darker, smooth hide. Concealed beneath the exquisite materials that define the Mulsanne Speed cabin is a suite of technology to make any journey as productive or relaxing as one desires. A 60 GB on-board hard drive Electrically-operated tables, with recesses and connections for iPads and matching keyboards, on-board Wi-Fi through a dedicated router keeps the car connected to the outside world.
A frosted glass bottle cooler, complete with bespoke crystal champagne flutes, may be installed behind the rear armrest. A 2,200 watt Naim for Bentley premium audio system expands on the standard 14-speaker system and offers the best in-car sound experience in the world.
The Mulsanne Speed will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 2nd October, and will be available for customer delivery this winter.