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Bentley Mulsanne (2011)
aka Project Kimberley
New Grand Bentley
Production 2010 (expected)
Class Ultra-Luxury
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat Sedan
Length 219.49 in (5575 mm)
Width 75.80 in (1926 mm)
Height 60.01 in (1526 mm)
Wheelbase 128.60 in (3266 mm)
Weight 5700 lb (2585 kg)
Transmission ZF 8-speed paddle-shifted Manumatic, RWD
Engine 6.75 litre (6750 cc) twin-turbocharged V8
Power 505 hp (512 PS, 377 kW) @ 4200 rpm
752 lb-ft (1020 Nm) of torque @ 1750 rpm
Similar Rolls-Royce Phantom
Designer Dirk van Braeckel

The Bentley Mulsanne (codenamed New Grand Bentley) is the official name of the new Ultra-Luxury flagship car offered by British manufacturer Bentley Motors Limited.. The new model, replaces the aging Arnage that has been spearheading the lineup since 1998. It will go head to head with the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Maybach 62.

There is wild speculation as well regarding the engine as the Arnage's 6.75 litre V8 is even more archaic, going on for over 50 years. Some sources claim that the venerable British workhorse will either be replaced or supplemented by ones from Audi, including the V12 TDI.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Bentley Mulsanne (2011) Review.

Recent Changes[]

  • As expected, the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance played host to the introduction of the new flagship Bentley. Called the Bentley Mulsanne, the Arnage replacement is about eleven inches longer than the Flying Spur, revives the historic Mulsanne name and redesigned carte blanche. The car borrows styling elements from the historic 8-liter Bentleys from the brand's pre-Rolls-Royce days (especially in the headlamp arrangement) and the Bentley Brooklands. Underneath the bonnet is a V8, however, details such as horsepower figures or if the new engine retains the classic 6.75 litre displacement are still under wraps until the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. [1]

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US$285,000 (excl. tax and delivery)

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The Mulsanne is available in 114 paint colours that include everything from unusual heritage colours, special satin and pearlescent finishes and duo-tone combinations. The bespoke Bentley Mulliner customization program expands that range to infinite.

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See Also[]

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Racing Vehicles: Speed 8


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