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New Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Won’t Be Offered In The United States 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne on 11 21st, 2017


Bentley quietly unveiled the Mulsanne Convertible at the Dubai Motor Show and the automaker has just confirmed plans to build 19 units.

“19 of these examples will be made available. The US will not receive them, however,” Bentley Motors Americas communications manager Erin Bronner told Carscoops.

The company declined to confirm the car’s rumored $3.5 million price tag.

While this is unfortunate, the Mulsanne Convertible is a limited edition model which will be built by Mulliner. The car was previewed by the Grand Convertible concept and it will effectively become a replacement for the Azure which was phased out in 2010.

Bentley’s silence on the convertible is somewhat surprising but previous reports have suggested the car will pay tribute to company’s 100th anniversary. The first cars are slated to be delivered in 2019 and production will be limited to 19 units as a nod to the company’s founding back in 1919.

The car will reportedly be based on the Mulsanne Speed which features a twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8 engine that produces 530 hp (395 kW) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of torque. The sedan can accelerate from 0-60 mph 4.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) but it remains unclear how much the conversion to a convertible with effect the model’s performance.

Note: Bentley Grand Convertible concept shown

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Did Bentley Just Reveal A New Mulsanne Convertible In Dubai? 19
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Videos, video on 11 19th, 2017


Ever since Bentley discontinued the Azure in 2010, we’ve been wondering if and when it would build a replacement. Now it appears that successor has been quietly unveiled in the Emirates.

We have no official information to draw on, but supercar videographer extraordinaire Shmee150 visited the marque’s flagship showroom in Dubai for an exclusive look at the new convertible Mulsanne.

As you may recall, Bentley revealed just such a concept to a select few at Pebble Beach several years ago. Now apparently approved for limited production, the Grand Convertible by Mulliner will be very expensive and highly exclusive. Shmee reports only 19 examples will be built, each priced at around of $3.5 million.

That’s a whole lot of dough, to be sure, but may be the only option in this particular class now that Rolls-Royce has discontinued the Phantom Drophead Coupe (offering only the smaller Dawn that’s closer in size to Bentley’s Continental GT).

That production number, incidentally, is anything but random. It refers to 1919: the year in which Bentley was founded. The first examples are slated to be delivered upon the marque’s centenary in 2019 (with the remaining examples to follow the next year). This will, after all, be a painstakingly hand-crafted model, coachbuilt by the Mulliner division.

It’s based on the Mulsanne Speed, which means it packs a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 530 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque – along with all the bells and whistles that accompany that top spec.

Aside from the replacement of the four doors with two and the hard roof with a collapsible one, the Grand Convertible has been shorted by some 10 centimeters (or roughly four inches), taken out of the wheelbase. That’d make it a good foot shorter than the Extended Wheelbase model – to say nothing of the Grand Limousine version that was also crafted by Mulliner, stretched an extra 39 inches to fit an extra pair of seats in the back.

This particular example on display in Dubai is done up in Moroccan Blue and Frosted Silver (just like the Grand Limousine debut model) with a linen-colored leather interior. It also features what Shmee says is the largest single piece of wood veneer used in the industry, serving as a deck under which the fabric roof is stowed.

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Bentley Mulsanne Impaled By Guardrail During Crash 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, auction, Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, featured, used cars on 11 4th, 2017


Are you in the market for a used 2011 Bentley Mulsanne? This one here is being auctioned off, but you’ll have to mind the accessory.

While we can only imagine what could have led to this accident taking place, what we know for certain is that this $300,000+ luxury car must have impacted that guardrail really, really hard.

The damage was done exclusively to the right side of the car, as the long piece of metal pierced the Bentley from front to back, entering the cabin compartment and even dislodging the rear seat.

Still, if you want to try your hand at getting it up and running again, you can find more details about the car on Copart, where it’s getting auctioned off to the highest bidder. The starting bid was set for $13,100, which is less than the car’s optional iPad Picnic Tables.

Also, it doesn’t seem as though any airbags went off, which is both good and bad, depends on how you look at it.

H/T to Jacek!

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This German Tuner Is Building A Bentley Mulsanne Coupe 2
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Mcchip, tuning on 10 2nd, 2017


German tuning company Mcchip-DKR is currently in the process of building a one-off Bentley Mulsanne Coupe.
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Limited Edition Mulsanne And New Continental GT Highlight Bentley’s Frankfurt Lineup 7
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Continental, Bentley Flying Spur, Bentley Mulsanne, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Reports on 09 7th, 2017


The all-new Bentley Continental GT is set to make its global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, alongside a new limited edition Mulsanne Design Series by Mulliner.
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1991 Bentley Turbo R Is The Definition Of Elegance On Wheels 15
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Classics, UK, used cars on 07 15th, 2017


Produced in an era when automakers couldn’t care less about saving the environment, the Bentley Turbo R built upon the Mulsanne, but came with a more high-performance flair courtesy of a turbocharged 6,750cc V8 and a sportier suspension setup.
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1991 Bentley Turbo R Is The Definition Of Elegance On Wheels 15
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Classics, UK, used cars on 07 15th, 2017


Produced in an era when automakers couldn’t care less about saving the environment, the Bentley Turbo R built upon the Mulsanne, but came with a more high-performance flair courtesy of a turbocharged 6,750cc V8 and a sportier suspension setup.
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Startech Gives Bentley Mulsanne A Discrete Spoiler Job 14
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Startech, tuning on 07 14th, 2017


With the Bentley Mulsanne being such an inherently luxurious car, Startech thought to add a couple of very small changes to the exterior, so as to not ruin the overall aesthetic of the British saloon.
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Mansory Gives The Bentley Mulsanne A Bit More Pizazz 11
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Mansory, tuning on 07 11th, 2017


With prices starting in excess of $300k and a production rate at about a sixth of the Continental's, the Bentley Mulsanne is anything but common. And with a head-spinning array of customization options, there's no reason for any two to leave the factory exactly the same.
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Murdered Out Bentley Mulsanne: Is It Sick Or Does It Make You Sick? 8
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Forgiato, tuning, Wheels on 04 8th, 2017


To many, Bentleys represent the very pinnacle of automotive luxury, refinement and sophistication.
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Bentley Adds Real Gold Or Silver To The New Mulsanne Hallmark Series By Mulliner 3
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Geneva Motor Show, new cars on 03 3rd, 2017


Bentley has unveiled the Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner, a limited edition model inspired by two of the most precious of metals, silver and gold.
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Is The Bentley Mulsanne Worth $375,000 To You? 25
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Videos, reviews, video on 02 25th, 2017


While its expected that top of the line luxury cars will cost several hundred thousand dollars, one wonders if they're worth it as they get older.
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Bentley Opens New Showroom In Switzerland In Time For Christmas 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Continental, Bentley Flying Spur, Bentley Mulsanne, Reports on 12 21st, 2016


Recognizing the importance of the country in its central European region plans, the automaker has opened a new showroom new showroom in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Bentley Mulliner Crafted This Bespoke Mulsanne Speed For Watch Customizer 29
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne on 11 29th, 2016


When you customize high-end watches for a living, you're not going to be caught driving around in just any showroom-stock automobile. Hence this bespoke Bentley created for George Bamford.
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Here’s A New One: Lister Promotes Sale Of CEO’s Personal Bentley Mulsanne 8
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Bentley, Bentley Mulsanne, eBay, UK on 10 8th, 2016


Typically, automakers (however small they may be), issue press releases to inform us about their company and products, not to advertise any sales of their staffs’ personal possessions.

Apparently, Lister, the maker of the Knobbly Stirling Moss, has a slightly different view on the subject, as it came out with a release today to communicate the auction of its CEO's Bentley Mulsanne on eBay.
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