Mulsanne '6.75 Edition' marks end of production

Mulsanne '6.75 Edition' marks end of production

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Augustus Windsock

1,876 posts

104 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Taaaaang said:
They aren't all that to be driven in either.

I was recently chauffeured in one and it felt cramped in the back.

There are massive discounts on these form the dealers to anyone crazy enough to buy one.
Thanks for your input, very interesting. sleep
Only sat in the back of one briefly but I’d say Space was fine. I’d think that if it were specc’d in dark interior hues then that, and the size of the armchairs in front of you, would make it feel a lot smaller...

Veeayt

2,907 posts

154 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Isn't that an 'murikan engine originally?

21st Century Man

32,085 posts

197 months

Tuesday 14th January
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A1VDY said:
That engine isn't in its 7th decade of production, its capacity is the same as the original of 59 but that's its only resemblance..
It's capacity isn't the same as the original, and yes it is basically the same engine, even though the very last original components, which were the core plugs, were changed several years ago.

Bentley's Great Eight, by Karl Ludvigsen is a very good history of the engine, as well as a brilliant piece of VAG era propaganda whereby Rolls Royce (it's Rolls Royce's Great Eight of course, not Bentley's) is almost entirely airbrushed out of the picture.

RoverP6B

3,955 posts

77 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Veeayt said:
Isn't that an 'murikan engine originally?
No. Bore spacing is the same as the 60s/70s Buick/Olds/Pontiac big-block but that's where the resemblance ends.

21st Century Man

32,085 posts

197 months

Tuesday 14th January
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The engine was designed at Duffield Bank House, which is just up the road from me, I'll have to tip my hat the next time I pass by. There's a pub just across the road too scratchchin

jorders500

21 posts

38 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Do they do PCP?

robmw750

131 posts

145 months

Tuesday 14th January
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T1 and shadow 1 was 6230 cc displacement not 6750

Dapster

3,366 posts

129 months

Tuesday 14th January
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I love the Mulsanne but can't help think that it just doesn't suit the Gangsta! black chrome nonsense. You need a bit of bling on the outside and wood 'n leather inside.




mac96

1,589 posts

92 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Looks like formica! Perhaps the picture does not flatter...

ChocolateFrog

7,022 posts

122 months

Tuesday 14th January
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I can smell that leather from here.

Wooda80

1,507 posts

24 months

Tuesday 14th January
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jorders500 said:
Do they do PCP?
Of course they do. £600pw ok? Plus Deposit and Optional Final Payment of course.

https://www.hrowen.co.uk/bentley/offers/the-bentle...

These are really so much nicer than a Ghost - no plastic Mini switches here.


Glenn63

657 posts

33 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Dapster said:
I love the Mulsanne but can't help think that it just doesn't suit the Gangsta! black chrome nonsense. You need a bit of bling on the outside and wood 'n leather inside.



Now that is lovely in that blue cloud9 love the front just no so keen on the back, not that my pockets will ever be deep enough.

Nickbrapp

3,163 posts

79 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Great looking car but is it really that sad to see the model go? It will just be replaced by something else

As for the engine, the V8 isn’t dead and will live on in both America forever, it’s most likely time for this one to go, not that powerful, not that economical and does anyone who goes in the back on one of these even care if it’s a V8 or hybrid?


DiJit

4 posts

115 months

Wednesday 15th January
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The Mulsanne Speed is an impressive car with only two faults.
1 It needs a proper tilting and sliding sunroof and that the main reason why I don't own one.
2 Why were the designers allowed to go home early when they reached the back doors? From these doors back it's a mess.
Other than these two reasons this Bentley is a true tour de force and I would be driving one. The Conti GT by comparison has no class.
Sorry Bentley, I've owned a lot of Bentleys from a 1929 4½ Litre, through 3.5 litre, Mk6, numerous S2 & S3s to my Continental R. The last one I would only be tempted to part with if a Brooklands coupe came up that I liked.
Come on Bentley, stop following the retro pack. The GT may suit the rich on their PCP packages but we need something where the elegance, style, class & wow factor, allied to top dog performance overcome the VW lineage and creat a car in the mould of the Blue Train, the original Continental R and the last Continental R & T. A car where I'll be unlikely to park alongside another unless at a club event.

dvs_dave

5,649 posts

174 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Ares said:
dvs_dave said:
Marvelous thing. Always loved these and it’s a shame to see regulations forcing it (the engine) into retirement. It’s the only true Bespoke Bentley as all the others are now rebodied stretched Panamera's. So I’m not sure why they aren’t keeping this as the flagship and just re-engine it with a compliant engine? Seems like a missed opportunity.
Probably because the people Bentley actually targets, don't agree with the "rebodied stretched Panamera" bks?
confused It doesn’t matter what you think they might agree with, its factually accurate. In the same way the last gen GT/ Flying Spur was a Phaeton in a frock, and the Bentayga is a Q7 in a Gucci fat suit.

V8LM

4,949 posts

158 months

Wednesday 15th January
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SweptVolume said:
Aston Martin killed of their venerable V8 20 years ago because Ford didn’t want them making their own engine, so Bentley under VW didn't do too badly really.
Fixed that for you.

cookie1600

1,338 posts

110 months

Wednesday 15th January
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robmw750 said:
T1 and shadow 1 was 6230 cc displacement not 6750
It changed capacity 'mid-production run' for the Shadow 1 and T1 model year of 1970 (they basically upped the stroke) at chassis number 8742. Shadow 2 and T2 were from model year 1977 and so were always 6750cc.

bluemason

402 posts

72 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Dapster said:
I love the Mulsanne but can't help think that it just doesn't suit the Gangsta! black chrome nonsense. You need a bit of bling on the outside and wood 'n leather inside.



Minus the rims.I would gladly take a brooklands over a mulsane

NGK210

764 posts

94 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Plate spinner said:
Lovely car, but those wheels are awful!
Indeed. Too similar to a Mk7 GTI’s for my liking.

sidesauce

1,122 posts

167 months

Wednesday 15th January
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dvs_dave said:
Ares said:
dvs_dave said:
Marvelous thing. Always loved these and it’s a shame to see regulations forcing it (the engine) into retirement. It’s the only true Bespoke Bentley as all the others are now rebodied stretched Panamera's. So I’m not sure why they aren’t keeping this as the flagship and just re-engine it with a compliant engine? Seems like a missed opportunity.
Probably because the people Bentley actually targets, don't agree with the "rebodied stretched Panamera" bks?
confused It doesn’t matter what you think they might agree with, its factually accurate. In the same way the last gen GT/ Flying Spur was a Phaeton in a frock, and the Bentayga is a Q7 in a Gucci fat suit.
And yet... no one cares - Bentley sell more cars than ever before. It doesn't make your statement any less true. It just doesn't matter to the customers who actually buy one.

Edited by sidesauce on Wednesday 15th January 15:58