Bentley Mulsanne Speed to be unveiled at 2014 Paris Motor Show
- by Ravi Ved
- Sep 16, 2014
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Bentley introduces Mulsanne Speed with reengineered powertrain
If its power you want without compromising on luxury, Bentley has just the car for you – the Mulsanne Speed. The British luxury automaker has reengineered the Mulsanne engine to produce 537PS and 1,100Nm of torque. Thanks to the retuned engine, the Mulsanne Speed can now do the 0-100kmph dash in just 4.8 seconds and also record a top speed of 305kmph. Following the modern day tradition, the extra performance has been matched by improved efficiency of 13 per cent.
The Mulsanne Speed will continue to host the iconic 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, which has been tweaked in a way that the combustion process is now faster and more controlled. This not only helps in producing better power but also results in increased efficiency. To further the cause, the retuned engine has been mated to recalibrated gearbox designed to enhance the driving experience of the Mulsanne Speed.
The overall driving experience also improves on the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed thanks to a new engine deactivation system that now shift a lot smoother between V8 and V4 during light load. The Mulsanne Speed will also come with selectable sports suspension and steering on demand. While the comfort mode gives a relaxed ride the sport mode stiffens the all-round air suspension for better body control thereby improving driving experience.
There are changes on the outside too. The grille, lower bumper grilles and the wing vents all feature an exquisite treatment. While the headlights get a dark treatment the tail lights retain the “floating ellipse” design but are now blackened out. The Mulsanne Speed introduces Bentley’s first ever directional style wheel, with a design that is handed for the right or left side of the car. Aside from this, Bentley has also introduced the Mulsanne Speed in four new colours – Spectre, Candy red, Camel and Marlin.
The Mulsanne Speed will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 2nd October.