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New Bentley Mulsanne Speed unveiled, peak torque 1,100 Nm

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed 01Bentley’s new flagship is powered by fabled 6¾?litre V8 engine, combustion system of which is extensively overhauled including combustion chamber, inlet ports, fuel injectors, spark plugs, and thereby compression ratio as well, to aggrandise the combustion process. Thus, much faster and more controlled explosion is achieved; along with new variable valve timing and optimised turbocharger control, the engine churns out massive 1,100 Nm peak torque from 1,750 rpm and 537 PS (395 kW) maximum power. 0 to 100 kmph (60 mph) acceleration time of new Mulsanne Speed is just 4.8 seconds and top speed is 305 kmph (190 mph). Despite extra load of performance, 13% hike in fuel efficiency is claimed, implying extended range of 80 km (50 miles).

Mulsanne Speed gets eight speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, which has been re-calibrated to tap the excessive torque. There is new “S” driving mode which maintains engine idle speed at over 2,000 rpm so that turbochargers are always ready to boost.

Bentley Mulsanne Speed 02Suspension is given new “Sport” mode which stiffens the standard air shocks and also adjusts steering system for augmented feedback and accuracy. There is also “Custom” setting that enables driver to separately match / coordinate chasis, engine and steering tunes.

New Bentley Mulsanne Speed will be premiered at 2014 Paris Motor Show on Thursday, 2nd October, and will be ready for customer delivery by winter.

Here is technical specification sheet of New Bentley Mulsanne Speed:

Bentley Mulsanne Speed specifications