Bentley increases speed at Detroit 2015

Bentley showcased its new flagship model, the Mulsanne Speed, in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show 2015, alongside the Continental GT Speed Convertible and the Flying Spur.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, comments:

“We are starting this year in a strong position and I am delighted to showcase our latest models at the Detroit auto show. The US remains our largest market, accounting for nearly 30% of our business but we have seen an increase in customers all over the world last year, growing by 9% overall. 2015 is a landmark year for Bentley as we launch our greatly anticipated luxury SUV. Bentley is already the world’s most sought after luxury car brand and our future plans will only strengthen this desirability further.”

Visitors to the auto show can see the new Mulsanne Speed on the Bentley stand from Saturday, January 17 - Saturday, January 24, 2015.

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UNRIVALLED, EFFORTLESS SPEED

The 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. The reengineered powertrain, featuring Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8, propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13% gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km). 

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Enhanced power and style

The Continental GT Speed Convertible joins the Mulsanne Speed up at Detroit. The extra dynamic performance to the Continental flagship model is complemented by an even more distinctive road presence. With sharp front splitter, discreet side skirts and elegant rear diffuser of the Mulliner Styling Specification finished to match the exterior paint colour, a dark tint finish is applied to the 21” Speed wheel design, headlamps and tail lamps. The new appearance is further complemented by red-painted brake calipers and a stylish chrome “Speed” badge fitted to the front fenders and inside the luxurious cabin there is a completely new colour split reserved exclusively for the Speed models.

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Luxury performance sedan

With its unrivalled blend of effortless driveability, exquisite luxury and craftsmanship, sculpted design and state-of-the-art technology, the Flying Spur completes the stand line-up at Detroit. A bespoke hand-held Touch Screen Remote allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. With an optional Rear Seat Entertainment suite, plus the options of full Wi-Fi connectivity and an 1100W Naim for Bentley premium sound system, the new Flying Spur is the perfect place for work or relaxation on the move.