After more than a decade in production, the final Bentley Mulsanne has been completed, signifying the end of an extraordinary lifespan. Over 7,300 examples, all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire, have embodied Bentley’s ability to produce a hand-built luxury sedan.
Throughout the last decade, over 700 people have invested nearly three million hours crafting Bentley’s ultra-luxury sedan. Producing all of the Mulsanne’s unique bodies required approximately 42 million spot welds, and creating the leather interiors took more than a million hours alone. Nearly 90,000 hours have been spent polishing cars, before a total of over four million individual quality checkpoints.
“The Mulsanne is the culmination of all that we at Bentley have learnt during our first 100 years in producing the finest luxury cars in the world. As the flagship of our model range for over a decade, the Mulsanne has firmly solidified its place in the history of Bentley as nothing less than a true icon.” said Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark
“I am immensely proud of the hundreds of designers, engineers and craftspeople that brought the Mulsanne to life over the last ten years. Now, as we begin Bentley’s journey to define the future of sustainable luxury mobility through our Beyond100 strategy, the role of Bentley flagship is passed to the new Flying Spur.”added Hallmark.
Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the original 8 Litre of 1930, which was the last car designed and developed by W.O. Bentley himself as the most luxurious, coach-built Bentley of its time.
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