The last-ever Bentley Mulsanne sedan has been returned to its birthplace at the Bentley factory in Crewe, England, where it will become a part of the extensive 45-vehicle Bentley heritage collection.
The Mulsanne ceased production in 2020, and the last 30 units produced were part of a special edition to celebrate the end of its production. However, the very last Mulsanne to be built was a unique order for the late Queen Elizabeth II, as revealed in a statement from Bentley.
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Featuring a Barnato green exterior and an interior of Twine and Cumbrian leather with Burr Walnut wood veneers and lambswool carpets, this royal edition of the Mulsanne is distinct from standard models. It includes unique elements such as police sirens, an external loudspeaker, curtains for rear privacy, inlaid U.K. royal coats of arms, and a special tray designed for the Queen’s handbag.
The Bentley Mulsanne’s Legacy
Launched in 2009 as a successor to the Arnage, the Mulsanne served as Bentley’s premier sedan. It underwent a significant update in 2016, which introduced an extended-wheelbase version. Over its production period, about 7,300 Mulsanne sedans were manufactured.
Throughout its production life, the Mulsanne was equipped with the L-Series V-8 engine, a staple in Bentley and Rolls-Royce vehicles for over six decades. The final models made available to the public were named the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition, a nod to the engine’s displacement.
The Bentley Mulsanne’s Final Chapter
This last Mulsanne joins two other Mulsanne models in Bentley’s heritage collection, which includes the second-ever Mulsanne produced and a 2019 Mulsanne Speed formerly used by the company’s press team. The collection also boasts the oldest surviving Bentley and a range of racing cars.
With the Mulsanne’s discontinuation, the Flying Spur has taken over as Bentley’s flagship model. Amidst this transition, there are speculations about a new flagship model to replace the Mulsanne, potentially as an SUV and likely an electric vehicle, aligning with Bentley’s aim to electrify its entire range by 2030.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bentley Mulsanne Final Model
What is the significance of the last Bentley Mulsanne?
The last Bentley Mulsanne marks the end of the model’s production and is notable for being a special commission for the late Queen Elizabeth II. It has unique features and joins Bentley’s heritage collection.
Where has the final Bentley Mulsanne been placed?
The final Bentley Mulsanne has been returned to Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England, where it is now part of the 45-car Bentley heritage collection.
How does the royal Mulsanne differ from standard models?
The royal Bentley Mulsanne, ordered for Queen Elizabeth, features a Barnato green exterior, Twine and Cumbrian leather interior, Burr Walnut wood veneers, lambswool carpets, police sirens, a loudspeaker, and inlaid U.K. royal coats of arms.
What model replaced the Bentley Mulsanne as Bentley’s flagship sedan?
Following the discontinuation of the Mulsanne, the Bentley Flying Spur has taken over as the company’s flagship sedan.
What are Bentley’s future plans for its vehicle lineup?
Bentley is planning to transition to an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2030, with rumors suggesting a new flagship model, possibly an SUV, to replace the Mulsanne.
More about Bentley Mulsanne Final Model
- Bentley Official Website
- Bentley Mulsanne History
- Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Vehicles
- Bentley’s Electric Vehicle Strategy
- Luxury Sedan Market Trends
- Bentley Heritage Collection Overview