Bentley today took the wraps off a new ‘Speed’ version of the Mulsanne flagship. It is pitched as a driver’s car and boasts 530bhp and 1,100 Nm of torque, which means it is hardly the most powerful four-door car out there. Despite that, it is one of the fastest.
Bentley Mulsanne Speed is capable of doing 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0?100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). The car remains a true Bentley even at its top speed, which is to say it remain calm and serene and dignified. This car is without doubt the most comfortable 300 km/h machine.
The Mulsanne Speed also features a cylinder deactivation system that runs the engine as a V4 during light load. That lowers the CO2 emissions to 342 g/km, which is still a lot, but represents a reduction of 13 percent compared to the non-Speed version.
As with the Continental Speed, Bentley Mulsanne Speed features revised bumpers and grille with a tint finish, and a set of bespoke 21-inch wheels. The interior remains as lavish as ever, wrapped entirely in fine leather and garnished with wood veneers, only this time you also find sport frilled pedals too.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, Wolfgang Dürheimer, comments: “The new Mulsanne Speed is the car that defines Bentley, as a flagship for driving luxury performance. Our customers don’t compromise, and we’ve adopted the same approach in the design, engineering and crafting of our new flagship. The Mulsanne Speed is distinguished, calm and relaxing, but always with a connection to the road and relentless dynamic performance on demand. In this car, every journey becomes a drive.”