Bentley at Geneva: Bentley Mulsanne – all the detailsTue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Bentley has release comprehensive specs for the 2010 Mulsanne
Bentley has now finished producing cars of the pre-VW era. The last of the old-school Bentleys have now rolled off the production line and we now have a clean sweep of modern-day Bentleys. The Continental GT has spawned umpteen variants – including the Continental Supersports Convertible which is also here at Geneva – but the real focus at Geneva is on the replacement for the venerable Arnage.
In many ways, VW want us to think of the 2010 Bentley Mulsanne as a pre-VW Bentley that’s had a dose of VW efficiency and goodness sprinkled on it. And in some ways they’re right. The 2010 Mulsanne is as big as they come – just as a big Bentley should be. It’s a good 6″ longer than the Arnage, a smidge wider and about the same height. It weighs in at almost three tons, has a 6.75 litre V8 churning out over 500bhp which can move this concert hall on wheels to 60 mph in 5 seconds.
It even feels like a traditional big Bentley. Which to us is a big plus. It would have been sacrilige had VW just super-sized the Continental to give us a ‘Fat Flying Spur’. They haven’t. It feels like they’ve created a real Bentley, just a 21st Century one. But we won’t know for sure until we drive one, which is probably a month or two away.
But when we do get round to driving the 2010 Bentley Mulsanne we’ll have no excuse for not knowing exactly what it has to offer. Bentley have churned out a press release giving us details of the specification. And they haven’t skimped on deatil.
So if you love big Bentleys – and you have an evening to spare – have a look at the 2010 Bentley Mulsanne Spoecification Press Release.
There won’t be much you don’t know about the Mulsanne after that.
By Cars UK