Bentley Mulsanne 95 celebrates 95th anniversary of the brand
Bentley Motors Limited, founded by W. O. Bentley on 18 January 1919 in Cricklewood near London, has completed 95 years. To mark this special milestone, the company has launched a special edition based on the Mulsanne flagship sedan, called Mulsanne 95. Limited to just 15 units, each of which are going to be sold only in their home market.
The new special edition Bentley Mulsanne 95 has been developed by Bentley’s Mulliner personalization department with 3 bespoke colours to include Britannia Blue, Empire Red and Oxford White. These colours are exclusive to the Mulsanne 95 complementing other exterior features such as dark tint finish on Flying B bonnet mascot and 21” five spoke wheels.
Veneer wood and leather hides and more such exclusivity are what one will find on interiors of the new and elite Mulsanne 95. Wood work on its exterior comes from a walnut tree that was over 300 years old which fell to the ground in 2007 at Fulbeck Hall in Lincolnshire during a storm. The Fulbeck Walnut veneer is seen in a ‘ring of wood’ across the entire interior in a complex pattern with a rippled effect throughout the cabin. This one of a kind veneer is accentuated by blue and while leather seats with red accents to highlight the British color scheme. Seats bear an embroidered ‘95’ emblem and Union Jack.
On offer exclusively to customers in the UK, the limited edition Mulsanne 95 sees no changes to powertrain which continues with the same 6.75 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine offering 505 hp peak power and 752 lb/ft peak torque. This engine steers the Mulsanne 95 from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.3 seconds and allow it to reach a top speed of 296 kmph. A total of 15 Mulsanne 95’s are currently on sale at the Bentley sales networks across 22 locations in the UK.
BENTLEY MARKS 95th ANNIVERSARY WITH LAUNCH OF UK-ONLY LIMITED EDITION MULSANNE
15 unique ‘Mulsanne 95’ models celebrate company’s 95th anniversary
British-inspired materials and design showcase the very best of Bentley’s craftsmanship
Elegant blend of contemporary and heritage bespoke features
Exclusively reserved for customers in the UK
(Crewe, 15 May 2014). Bentley is marking its 95th anniversary in the UK by unveiling the ‘Mulsanne 95’, a striking special edition of the company’s luxurious flagship model. Only 15 examples will be hand crafted by Bentley’s Mulliner division in Crewe and all are reserved for customers in the United Kingdom. Their British-inspired colours, as well as a unique wood veneer and range of design cues, all emphasise the exclusive nature of the Mulsanne.
Three bespoke exterior colours; Britannia Blue, Empire Red and Oxford White – created especially for this limited run of cars and then hand-finished at Bentley’s own paintshop – have been conceived for the Mulsanne 95 with each option reflecting Bentley’s proud British roots.
The classic red, white and blue colour palette is complemented by some eye-catching exterior design touches unique to Mulsanne 95, with a dark tint finish given to the iconic Flying B bonnet mascot and the striking 21-inch five-spoke wheels.
The cabin of the Mulsanne 95 showcases Bentley’s ability to skilfully blend contemporary features with the luxurious wood veneers and leather hides for which the company is renowned.
Illuminated treadplates featuring a bespoke ‘NINETY FIVE’ script and union flag detail turn the simple act of opening the door into an occasion. A distinctive ‘95’ emblem has been embroidered onto the front and rear seats as well as featuring on the passenger fascia panel.
Bentley’s passion for uncovering beautiful and sustainable wood veneers that bring character and great decorative taste throughout a cabin means the company has a team of experts searching around the globe for new designs. For this distinctly British model, however, the team found inspiration closer to home.
The Mulsanne 95 features a particularly rare and noteworthy wood veneer selected by Bentley from a huge walnut tree – estimated to be between 300 and 400 years old – which came down at Fulbeck Hall in Lincolnshire during a heavy storm in 2007. The Fulbeck Walnut veneer features in the signature ‘ring of wood’ that encompasses the entire interior, and its complex pattern displays a rare rippled effect which sweeps through the cabin. This unique veneer is complemented by a blue and white two-tone leather split with red contrast stitching to elegantly continue the British theme.
The 15 Mulsanne 95 models are available for customer order now through Bentley’s network of 22 UK sales locations.