We have known for some time that Bentley is going to desert the Bentley Mulsanne, but that moment has officially arrived: this week the British announced the end of production of the model, ten years after its presentation and after 7,300 units. of it were sold.
Launched in 2010 as a tribute to the Mulsanne Curve at the Le Mans circuit, the luxo-barge has managed to rank at the top of its segment preferences, but that has not yet been enough to justify the weeks of manual assembly devoted to it. . Plus, given that the 6.75-liter V8 engine that its manufacturer affectionately calls the ‘roller coaster' is also in the dust, there was little reason for Bentley to keep the model running.
Starting off, Bentley announced earlier this year the launch of the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition, which contains the latest version of the 60-plus-year-old engine, as well as a number of elements that honor it, such as badges, plan graphics and “bumpers, and the organ “vent with a miniature version of the oil plug.
Earlier this month, Bentley announced that the last such engine has been assembled, and this week the final chapter of the Mulsanne story was written, with the final model rolling off the assembly lines. Its place at the top of the Bentley range will be taken by the Flying Spur.
“The Mulsanne is the conclusion of all the things Bentley has learned in our first century of manufacturing the best luxury cars in the world. As the flagship of our model line for more than a decade, the Mulsanne has firmly cemented its place in Bentley history as nothing less than a true icon, ”the Mulsanne CEO said in a statement. company, Adrian Hallmark.
“I feel extremely proud of the great team consist of outstanding designers, engineers and craftsmen who have brought the Mulsanne to life over the past decade. Now, as we continue Bentley's journey to define the future of sustainable luxury mobility through our Beyond100 strategy, the role of Bentley's flagship has moved to the new Flying Spur. “
This Mulsanne story isn't the last we'll hear from Bentley this month: On June 30, the automaker will remove the sails from the revised Bentayga variant.