Bentley announces final 30-car run for Mulsanne model

Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner also celebrates 60 years of continuous production of 6.75-liter V8 engine

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Only 30 of the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner cars will be produced | Bentley photos

Bentley will end production of its Mulsanne model with a run of 30 Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner vehicles during the first quarter of 2020, the British luxury car maker announced.

Bentley also revealed that by 2023, it will offer hybrid powertrain options in all of its vehicles.

After the final run of 30 Mulsannes, the Flying Spur will become the Bentley flagship.

Twin turbocharged V8 engine

“With the Flying Spur to receive a hybrid powertrain by 2023, the move symbolizes Bentley’s commitment to change and its journey to define the future of sustainable luxury mobility,” said the company that celebrated its centennial in 2020. 

“The world’s most sought-after luxury car brand has already taken its first step on the road towards electrification with the launch of the Bentayga Hybrid — the luxury SUV sector’s first, true plug-in hybrid and the most efficient Bentley ever.”

Special interior features
Organ-stop ventilation controls

The final 30 Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner vehicles are inspired by the Mulsanne Speed, which Bentley terms “the most driver-focused ultra-luxury sedan ever created.” Speed-inspired features for the 6.75 Edition cars include “organ stop” ventilation controls, special badging inside and out, the clock and some gauge faces featuring drawings of the 6.75-liter engine.

The cars also will get gloss black exterior trim and will ride on 21-inch Mulsanne Speed wheels. Engines will have black rather than silver intake manifolds and the engine number plaques will be signed not by the craftsman who built the engine but by Bentley chairman Adrian Hallmark.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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