Bentley Mulsanne Speed at the Arab Wheels Awards

25 Nov 2015 - SLT

The new Bentley flagship wins 'Luxury Sedan' award.

Image 2 - Bentley Mulsanne SpeedBentley’s new luxury flagship, the Mulsanne Speed, has been named Best Large Luxury Sedan at the inaugural Arab Wheels Awards, the second regional award for Bentley’s ultimate luxury driving experience in as many months. The Arab Wheels Awards, which was set up to recognise the latest additions to the automotive market, was judged by a panel of regional automotive experts. The new Mulsanne Speed was also named the Best Large Luxury Sedan at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards in October, highlighting the reputation that the ultra-luxury model is already establishing itself among motoring enthusiasts and customers alike. Accepting the award on behalf of Bentley Motors, Neil Wilford, Regional Manager Middle East, India and Africa said, “The Mulsanne Speed is truly a statement in quintessential British luxury, it defines Bentley as a flagship for driving luxury and performance. We are very pleased to see that the Mulsanne Speed has been recognised by automotive experts in the Middle East only months after its regional launch.” Commenting on the Mulsanne Speed’s win, Issam Eid, Editor-in-Chief of Arab Wheels said: “The Bentley Mulsanne Speed was a cut above the rest. Every Bentley is handcrafted by experts, and the Mulsanne Speed is a true luxury sedan.”  Launched in the Middle East in June of this year, the Mulsanne Speed is tailored for the driver, with 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW), 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft).

The reengineered powertrain, featuring Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8, propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13% gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km). New and contemporary styling features define the Mulsanne Speed as a statement in quintessential British luxury. On-board technology and connectivity are discreetly integrated beneath the finest materials, created with unrivalled craftsmanship and exquisite handcrafted details.

The Mulsanne Speed