Bentley Mulsanne Convertible concept revealed

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible concept (sketch)
Bentley Mulsanne Convertible concept (sketch)

Bentley shows several sketches of the Mulsanne Convertible.

The sedan version of the Mulsanne was introduced back in 2009 at Pebble Beach and now three years later Bentley has revealed the first sketches of the upcoming convertible model. There are no details about the engine motivating the car but chances are that it will have the same power unit as a sedan so expect to see a V8 6.75-liter with 505 hp (377 kW / 512 PS) and 752 lb-ft (1020 Nm) of torque.

Bentley’s engineers have worked to make the car more driver-focused in comparison to its sedan counterpart which is focused towards the passengers. The suspension and steering will be tweaked for providing a sharper drive, while a Sport mode is possible which would firm up the suspension and also quicken the throttle and steering.

If the feedback received will be positive, Bentley will put the car into production in about 12 months, with prices starting from about 250,000 pounds, making it 25,000 pounds more expensive than the sedan.


Source: Bentley

(Crewe, England. 20 August 2012). Since its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2009, the Mulsanne saloon remains a pure example of the Grand Touring Bentley, combining coach-built elegance and hand-crafted luxury with immense power and sportiness at the pinnacle of British luxury motoring.

Now with the Mulsanne Convertible Concept, Bentley's designers are providing a glimpse into the potential future of the marque's flagship family. Appealing to automotive connoisseurs seeking the ultimate in contemporary design, prestige and exclusivity, the Mulsanne Convertible Concept will be the world's most elegant and sophisticated convertible, providing a supremely powerful and refined luxury grand touring experience for four adults.

The graceful form of the Mulsanne Convertible Concept is a fusion of sportiness and coach-built elegance, its sculpted lines and muscular haunches conveying a sense of power and movement.

The spacious yet intimate cabin design is inspired by luxurious, high-performance power boats. With its unrivalled combination of chic, contemporary design, sumptuous materials, painstaking attention to detail and supreme refinement, the Mulsanne Convertible Concept reinforces Bentley's position as the undisputed benchmark in handcrafted automotive luxury.

Commenting on the Mulsanne Convertible Concept, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley's Chairman and Chief Executive said: "The modern, luxurious, high-tech Mulsanne saloon provides a perfect foundation on which to create the world's most elegant convertible. The Convertible Concept will extend the appeal of the Mulsanne family, while enhancing the profile of the Bentley brand, particularly in new and emerging markets."

Open-top cars have been an intrinsic part of the company's heritage since its formation in 1919. From the race-bred 3-litre of the 1920s to the Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupe of the fifties through the Corniche and, most recently, Azure, Bentley has created an array of glamorous and desirable convertibles at the zenith of luxury motoring.

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aksaid aksaid
Luxury tax. Tax me.
Aug 22nd, 2012 10:40am
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vilivo vilivo
Oh my... stunning, I will have one, thank you ;)
Aug 21st, 2012 2:35am
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StewartSorensen StewartSorensen
Well thats fitting Bentley perfectly, in contrast to the 4x4 "bohemot". ;D
Aug 21st, 2012 12:17am
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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
Elegantly sexy! Put this into production and then make a coupe as well, as a successor to the Brooklands and as rivals to the RR Phantom coupe and Drophead!
Aug 20th, 2012 11:34pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
It's going to be a beauty, I'd like to see them keep the name Azure.
Aug 20th, 2012 9:41pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Aug 20th, 2012 6:14pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
I see a lot of influences from the Mercedes Benz Ocean drive 4 door convertible concept
Aug 20th, 2012 5:22pm
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BanfSnieder BanfSnieder
Other than it being a long convertible, and having a bumper-less rear end, I would say it is fairly original.
Aug 20th, 2012 5:54pm
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sideskraper sideskraper
Aug 20th, 2012 7:49pm
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nexuseven nexuseven
It can be described in one word: BEAUTIFUL !!!
Aug 20th, 2012 4:23pm
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