The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed had its premiere at this year’s Paris Auto Show. The Speed is the special edition of the famous sedan. It comes with numerous changes and interesting details. The new edition will have a better performance, thanks to some new engineering and technological solutions. The model will keep the current V8 mill, but its power output will be increased. Also, there will be some changes on the chassis and suspension. The new model will also have a restyled appearance. Its new looks will be based on the current Mulsanne design, but the manufacturer added various new details to it to make it more attractive and unique. Also, the interior will suffer minor changes. All in all, the new sedan edition will certainly attract those customers that already like the regular version, but are seeking for something more powerful and menacing. The new Mulsanne Speed will be released this winter, according to some sources.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Exterior
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will have a slightly updated exterior compared to the regular model. Its changes will be subtle rather than bold, but we can’t say they will not make a difference. The new model will resemble the regular sedan in the basic line, dimensions and shape, but it will feature some small and interesting details. To start with, the Speed edition comes with a slightly revised front fascia, which holds the grille and headlights of the same shape as those on the regular sedan, only a bit darker. In addition, there are a bit changed air intakes and fender vents. On the rear end, the new model offers new exhaust tips and a bit different feel. There are also new 21-inch forged wheels and a unique badge. The model look bolder and more aggressive than the regular one and these details, although seem small, make quite a difference. The new Mulsanne Speed, however, kept the elegant, luxurious and serene appeal this sedan always comes with.
As for the interior, the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will keep its cabin more or less the same. There will be some smaller updates, however, and we do believe they are worth mentioning. The new edition sedan will feature a Piano Black veneers in combination of carbon-fiber inlays. There will also be numerous colors schemes to customize your vehicle. The model comes fully equipped with all the latest technology gadgets and it will be as comfortable and roomy as you might possibly need. There are also some additional gadgets which you can order, too, such as a 2,200-watt Naim audio system.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Is Coming With Boosted Engine
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will use the same engine that powers the regular sedan. This unit will, however, be tuned up to provide more power for this edition. It is the twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8 unit that currently generates 505 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque. Once the engine is boosted and ready for the Speed’s hood, it will have a power output of 530 horsepower at 4,200 rpm and 811 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm. With such an improvement, there is really no need for any other engine option. The new unit will provide plenty of power for an exciting and adventurous drive. The Speed edition sedan will accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds, while its maximum speed is set at 190 mph, which is quite impressive. In addition, the new model will have a reduced CO2 emission, shaving it down to 342 grams per kilometer. As for the fuel efficiency, the new model will use 12 mpg/city, 19 mpg/highway and 14 mpg/combined.
Transmission And S Mode
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will also borrow the transmission from the regular sedan, but it will also be improved. The new eight-speed automatic gearbox will now be adjusted to higher torque. In addition, there will also be a new paddle shift, an S mode for the Speed edition that will keep the revs above 2,000 rpm, which practically means that the turbochargers are always on.
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will also have an improved suspension. The new model will have a revised chassis so that the sedan could be more agile. In addition, the Speed edition will have a special Sport mode, which will make it even more responsive and steering. Therefore, the experience of driving the new sedan will be more fun and entertaining.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Premiere And Price Estimation
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed had its premiere at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. Its distribution is expected to start this winter. As for the price, the exact figure hasn’t been announced yet, but some sources say that is should cost somewhere around $350,000.