Bentley Mulsanne: Marking the End of an Era!

For those of you who may not know, Bentley is a Crewe-based British manufacturer and marketer that’s known for making luxury cars and SUVs and is only second to Rolls-Royce as the country’s most luxurious brand. Bentley Motors Limited, also, is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1998.

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the Bentley Mulsanne. The Mulsanne is a four-door luxury sedan, which, as of now, the automaker’s flagship model in the Indian market. Therefore, the Mulsanne is the most expensive sedan in India that wears the Bentley badging.

However, as I’m writing about this, Bentley has confirmed that it’ll be soon discontinuing the Mulsanne. The current-generation of the Bentley Mulsanne has been around for more than 10 years, and while Bentley has announced that this current generation has now reached the end of this journey, there’s no confirmation for when the next-generation model will arrive in the markets.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, limited-production, a run-out special edition of the Mulsanne had been delayed earlier, but Bentley says that it will soon roll out the final example of the current-spec Mulsanne, the limited-run 6.75 Edition by Mulliner.

With the Mulsanne out of the way, the Bentley Flying Spur, which is essentially the four-door iteration of the Continental GT, will take the spot as the brand’s flagship model for the time being. So, here’s your last definitive look at the current-spec Bentley Mulsanne. Read it carefully.

Specifications

As for the way it looks, the current-spec model, despite being there for more than a decade, feels elegant and stately. Now in its limited-run 6.75 Edition, there are only 30 examples of this Mulsanne, described as “fitting send-off for a masterpiece of British automotive engineering and craftsmanship” by the firm. Finished in Gold and Grey, this luxury limousine sure looks quite desirable.

As far as its dimensions are concerned, the luxurious four-door Bentley is 5,572mm in length, 1,926mm in width, and 1,521mm in height. The massive 20-inch wheels are separated by a wheelbase of 3,266mm. Other than that, it has a massive fuel tank capacity of 96-litres and a kerb weight of 2,485kg.

Going by its limited-run 6.75 Edition, it’s extremely evident that these last crop of current-gen Mulsanne comes powered by the company’s same 6.75-litre V8 engine, which is capable of producing 512bhp and a massive 1,020Nm of torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox as a standard and sole fit. With 1,020Nm of torque, the 6.75-litre easily lifts the almost 2.5-tonne Bentley without any hiccups. Instead, there’s virtually no lag in the rev band of this massive V8 engine.

Mileage

Since the Bentley Mulsanne is a proper luxury vehicle, don’t expect it to deliver any mind-crunching fuel efficiency numbers. For those who’d still like to know, the four-door sedan from Bentley is good for 5.91km/l.

Features

Since the Mulsanne is an old model, it does miss out on some new-age features, which its rivals and other siblings have on offer. Nevertheless, you do get heated seats, steering-mounted controls, an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, navigation, keyless entry, automatic 4-zone climate control, rear AC vents, sunroof, ambient lighting and cruise control.

Brochure

All the details regarding the Bentley Mulsanne, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of mid-2020, the Bentley Mulsanneis available in a single variant, in the petrol- automatic configuration. It is priced at Rs. 5.26 crores for the sole V8 variant (ex-showroom, Delhi).  Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.

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