Bentley is sending its flagship sedan sailing into the sunset, soon retiring the Mulsanne. That’ll make way for the brand’s all-new Flying Spur to become the crown jewel in the luxury automaker’s lineup.
Before that regal changing of the guard occurs, Bentley is releasing a special edition. Called the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner, the limited-run will be based on the Mulsanne Speed. Only thirty examples will be built. It will cap off the Mulsanne’s’ production which is slated to end later this spring.
The unique nomenclature comes from the brand’s long-standing tradition of using a 6¾-litre engine, which itself celebrated its 60th year in continuous production in 2019. To honor all those years, there are little touches around the car that harken to the legendary powerplant.
The vent controls get new designs modeled after the engine oil cap and there’s unique stitching in the seats. Special chrome badging is affixed to the exterior, treadplates and also in the engine bay. That same logo is also projected in the LED Welcome Lamps. Other unique features include the clock and minor gauge faces, which feature schematic cutaway drawings of the engine.
Customers can choose to have their special Mulsanne outfitted in one of four single tone hides, selecting from Imperial Blue, Beluga, Fireglow and Newmarket Tan. From there, a unique color split will incorporate silver accents. They’ll run in the seat piping, center console and will show through the seat perforations in the seats and door inserts. The front and rear consoles will be finished in silver-painted veneer and up front, there’s a unique metal plaque. All of the other trim and door panels get a Grand Black finish.
Moving outside, the headlights and taillights will get bright chrome and the Flying B hood ornament, grille, and exhaust tips will all be given a dark tint treatment. That smoked look will carry over to the 21″ five-spoke Mulsanne Speed wheels. They get a bright-machined finish highlighted with gloss black pockets.
Under the hood, the engine also gets the blacked-out look, thanks to an intake manifold finished in black instead of the traditional silver. Another touch is found on the Engine Number Plaque. Usually, it’s signed by the very craftsman who built the engine. In the case of these special sedans, it’ll be signed by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark.
Pricing hasn’t been announced for the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner but look for it to arrive later this year.