- Bentley Mulsanne to end production in the spring of 2020
- 6.75 Edition will feature the Mulsanne Speed’s 530-horsepower V8 engine
- Only 30 units of the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition will be built
One of the most expensive luxury sedans on the planet, the Bentley Mulsanne will see its production end in the spring of 2020, and the English brand will offer the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition to commemorate the current-generation car’s lifespan, but also the end for the legendary 6.75-litre V8 engine. Only 30 units of this final-edition variant will be built.
The company has indicated that the Bentley Flying Spur will replace the Mulsanne as the flagship sedan in the lineup, and that a hybrid powertrain will be available in it by 2023.
Meanwhile, the Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition will be based on the Speed variant, which means it gets the twin-turbo, 6.75-litre V8 that develops 530 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to rip from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h.
The 6.75 Edition will feature details such as miniature engine oil cap designs for the “organ stop” ventilation controls as well as unique 6.75 Edition seat stitching, chrome exterior badging and LED puddle lamps. The clock face and smaller gauges will also show schematic cutaway drawings of the V8 engine.
The Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition will also receive chrome trim for the headlights and taillights, a dark treatment for the Flying B mascot, Mulliner Serenity grille and exhaust finishers as well as 21-inch Speed alloy wheels with a machined finish and gloss black pockets. Underhood, the intake manifold will be finished in black instead of the usual silver, and the numbered engine plaque will be signed by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, instead of the craftsman that built the engine.
Four single-tone leather upholsteries will be offered, including Imperial Blue, Beluga, Fireglow and Newmarket Tan. The cockpit will also get silver contrast accenting through seat piping, leather around the centre console, deep pile overmat bindings as well as inside the leather seat perforations and door inserts. The centre stack and rear cabin console will feature silver-painted veneer and a commemorative plaque.
Factory workers that crafted the Bentley Mulsanne will be assigned to other tasks as demand for other models has increased. The passing of the Mulsanne leaves the Rolls-Royce Phantom as the only ultra-luxury sedan left on the market. Last year, Bentley sold 240 vehicles in Canada, up 14% compared to the 2018 calendar year. In 2019, the Mulsanne started at $405,471 in Canada, while the Mulsanne Speed carried a base MSRP of $446,732.