2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Introduced In Paris
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is a special edition of the Mulsanne flagship sedan. Although this car has the same twin-turbo V8 engine as the regular version, it has slightly increased power output. Of course, this won’t be the only improvement of the new Speed edition. They changed a lot of things, from the chassis and suspension to the appearance and interior. It got a new set of wheels and various new details, so all those changes make the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed distinctive. Truth be told, the features which make the Speed version unique are discreet and subtle. There are some interesting engineering novelties that improve some aspects of the luxury sedan. Mostly, those new features will improve the car’s behavior, making it more attractive than the regular version. After the premiere at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, it’s been reported that the 2015 Mulsanne Speed should be distributed this winter.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Has Boosted V8 Engine — CO2 Emissions, EPA Fuel Economy & Specs
The powertrain changes significantly improved the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Although it doesn’t seem that the sedan’s drastically improved, the changes they made are pretty good. This car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 engine which delivers 530 horsepower at 4,200 rpm and 811 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm. Compared to the regular version, whose engine generates 505 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of twist, the Sport edition doesn’t look radically more powerful, but the power output isn’t the only thing improved. They also worked hard on the car’s CO2 emissions, so the 2015 Mulsanne Speed is now rated at 342 grams of CO2 per kilometer. As for the EPA fuel economy, the sedan returns 12 mpg/city, 19 mpg/highway and 14 mpg/combined. More than seven thousand pounds of this car can accelerate to 60 mph in impressive 4.8 seconds. The sedan’s top speed is 190 mph.
Updated Transmission And S Mode
The manufacturer also made some transmission changes, so the eight-speed automatic gearbox is now adjusted to the higher torque. There’s yet another novelty regarding the paddle-shifted gearbox. The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed has a new S mode whose purpose is to keep the revs above the 2,000 rpm mark, so the turbochargers will always have boost.
Suspension And Chassis Improvements — New Sport Mode
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is coming with better suspension. The engineers altered the chassis in order to make the vehicle respond in a more agile manner. Needless to say, the chassis improvements couldn’t completely change the character of the sedan, but they made it just a little bit more vivid. The Sport mode, a special feature of the 2015 Mulsanne Speed edition, is used to make the air suspension stiffer and makes the steering more precise. With the Sport mode, the sedan will be more responsive and entertaining.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Exterior Improvements
Perhaps the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed couldn’t be recognized as a special edition at first glance, since the details which make it distinctive are, as we said, subtle and discreet. Even if you don’t know much about luxury sedans, you’d probably assume that the special edition of the Mulsanne flagship sedan won’t be drastically changed. Conservative and classic approach doesn’t mean that the appearance of the 2015 Mulsanne Speed is dull. It’s so incredibly elegant, but the regular Mulsanne is, too. So, what’s different? Well, the Speed edition can be recognized by slightly different front fascia. The grille and headlights are a bit darker. Also there are some other details, like the fender vents and air intakes. On the opposite end, you can see new exhaust tips which isn’t a cardinal change, but it could mean a lot. The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed has unique badging which discloses that it’s a special edition. Of course, as expected from an upscale luxury sedan, this car has a set of brilliant 21-inch forged wheels.
As for the interior, they haven’t changed it a lot. Actually the cabin doesn’t seem that it belongs to a special edition. However, the Mulsanne Speed is special. The cabin can be improved with Piano Black veneers which are combined with carbon-fiber inlays. Of course, the interior can be customized in numerous color schemes. Optionally, there’s a Naim audio system whose power is stunning 2,200 watts.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Release And Estimated Price
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed will be released this winter. The price of the sedan hasn’t been announced yet, but the estimates are that it will cost $350,000.