Production will begin on the Bentley Mulsanne in Spring 2010 and first deliveries to the UK will commence in the Summer 2010.
The is all new flagship Bentley Mulsanne has been designed and engineered by Bentleys craftsmen and engineers to combine refine performance and unparalleled levels of luxury with the coach building elegance for which the marque has been renowned. A newly constructed body production facility, dedicated to the Bentley Mulsanne, is being completed where leading-edge body assembly technology, such as superforming of the aluminium front wings for superb surface definition, will complement traditional, highly skilled metalworking including hand-brazing of steel joints for a ‘hewn from solid’ appearance.
Bentley offer a choice of 114 paint colours, 21 carpet colours, nine wood veneers and 24 interior leather hides, all of which will be tanned using a decades old process to ensure this future classic never loses its scent. In addition, through Bentley’s bespoke service, unique colours can exactly match a customer’s vision and taste.
The new Bentley Mulsanne is re-engineered employing advanced technologies to deliver unstressed refined performance. The new Bentley V8 engine is lighter and features cylinder de-activation and variable cam phasing, contributing to a significant reduction in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Bentley Mulsanne will be priced at approximately £220,000 and it seems that early customer interest exceeds 2010 production targets.