WATCH | Celebrating 10 years of the handcrafted Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne Speed 2019. Image: Newspress
Bentley Mulsanne Speed 2019. Image: Newspress

It's been 10 years since the flagship Bentley went into production and a decade on its come to an end, the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner is the final run before production ends. 

Famously powered by the world's longest continuously produced V8 engine, spanning 60 years. The opulent four-door, front-engine, rear-wheel drive sedan was unveiled at the 2010 Pebble Beach concourse. 

The 6.75-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine's power was illustrated when the Mulsanne reached 305km/h at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, United States. 

The power from the engine is 395kW and 1050Nm hand-built at carmaker's Crewe plant in the United Kingdom, and takes nearly 30 hours to build. 

There have been some startling concept cars as well, including the Mulsanne Grand Convertible from 2012. In 2016, we saw the unveiling of the Extended Wheelbase version at the Geneva motor show which features an additional 250mm of rear legroom over the standard model, airline-style extending legrests, and a rear compartment sunroof. 

Bentley chose the 2018 Geneva motor show to feature the W.O. Edition as a 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of Bentley Motors by W.O. Bentley. 

In 2020 we say goodbye to the Bentley Mulsanne, the British luxury carmaker's flagship model. The 6.75 Edition Mulliner is the swansong model, and a fitting way to say goodbye. 

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