2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne:
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Bentley on Tuesday filled in some of the blanks on its 2011 Mulsanne flagship at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. But up in the air are such critical details as final U.S. pricing and fuel-economy numbers.
The Mulsanne made a showy debut last month at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As promised, Bentley in Frankfurt released a raft of technical specifications on the car. The V8 engine, an update of the existing motor that includes cylinder deactivation, displaces 6.75 liters and is mated to an eight-speed transmission. The engine churns out 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque.
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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Unveiled at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show:
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Highlights:
t's amazing what happens when the psychodelic camouflage comes off a
long-awaited Mercedes-Benz production car. Here's the 2011 Mercedes-Benz
SLS AMG, the reborn Gullwing, the modern-day successor to the 300 SL. We've
driven it, savored the uncommonly sharp throttle response from the
6.2-liter V8 (563 hp, 479 lb-ft of torque) and marveled over the handling
-- which is more direct and communicative than any other Benz in recent
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NEW BENTLEY V8 S MODELS MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT IAA MOTOR SHOW
-GT V8 S coupe and convertible take centre stage in Frankfurt
-Flying Spur W12 showcases latest Bentley technology
-Mulsanne flagship completes vehicle line-up
-New Bentley luxury leather goods collections
Bentley adds a characterful new member to the Continental family with the
world premiere of the new GT V8 S at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.
Available in both coupe and convertible forms, the V8 S models feature an
uprated version of Bentley's twin-turbo,
4.0-litre engine that now develops 521 bhp (528 PS / 389 kW) and 680 Nm
(502 lb.ft) of torque together with careful suspension modifications and a
selection of new exterior and interior features. Complementing these two
dynamic new models in Frankfurt is the pinnacle of Bentley luxury in the
form of the flagship Mulsanne and the all-new four-door sedan Flying Spur.
Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors,
"Our new V8 S models are an exciting addition to the Continental family.
The increased power and torque combined with dynamically-focussed
suspension sharpen the performance capabilities of our V8 grand tourers
with no compromise to the luxury and quality that all Bentleys typify.
These are cars with huge character and agility, enhanced even further by a
distinctive V8 soundtrack."
A distinctive and dynamic new Continental
Building on the success of the acclaimed Continental GT V8, the new V8 S
models feature a more powerful version of Bentley's 4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine developing 521 bhp (528 PS / 389
KW) at 6,000 rev/min and an immense peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) at a
mere 1,700 rev/min. An 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and Bentley
all-wheel drive system with 40:60 rear-biased torque split ensures
effortless delivery of the increased power, providing exhilarating yet
smooth performance. The GT V8 S coupe sprints from 0-60 mph in just 4.3
seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5s) and onto a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h).
The performance of the GT V8 S convertible is equally impressive, reaching
60 mph from a standing start in 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.7s) and a top
speed of 191mph (308km/h). This increased performance is not at the cost of
the efficient engine's fuel economy capabilities, with both coupe and
convertible able to cover over 500 miles (805 km) on a single tank of fuel.
A suite of enhancements to the Continental chassis provide greater agility
and body control to match the engine's higher output, whilst maintaining
the car's renowned ride comfort and refinement. A more sporting setup sees
ride height lowered by 10 mm front and rear while spring rates, bushes and
the rear anti-roll bar are stiffened. Recalibrated damping, steering and
ESC complete the package for an exhilarating and involving driving
Sharp and stylish design touches are introduced to match the new models'
enhanced sporting pace. A package of lower-body styling features accents
the purposeful stance offered by the lowered suspension through an
aerodynamic front splitter, discrete side sills and elegant rear diffuser,
all finished in Beluga gloss black. New signature 20-inch wheels are
exclusive to the V8 S models, and feature an open-spoke design that
provides a clear view of red-painted brake calipers. "V8 S" fender badges
complete the understated but sporting appearance. The visual appeal of the
new car is matched by a stunning V8 Exhaust note that can be amplified further with
an optional new sports Exhaust.
Inside, the cabin of the V8 S models presents a thoroughly modern
interpretation of Bentley luxury. Available with a range of striking
duo-tone interiors, customers select interior trim from the full range of
seventeen hide colours. The GT V8 S coupe also features a unique contrast
centre stripe for the hide-trimmed roof lining, matched to the colour of
the main hide. Knurled chrome detailing to the gearshift lever and
ventilation controls provides a perfect contrast to Piano Black veneers,
while discreet "V8 S" badges are displayed on each sill tread plate.
2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Executive Editor Edward Loh and Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman find out if
the luxury of Bentley's Mulsanne is worth the $330,000 pricetag compared to
Hyundai's all-new $70,000 Equus.
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
The new 2011 Bentley Mulsanne at the Calgary International Auto Show.
Presented by Distinctive Collection, Bentley Calgary. Lawrence Romanosky
contact at Lromanosky@me.com 403-607-8625 Deliveries start in the Spring of
2009 Bentley Mulsanne
Brand new 2009 Bentley Mulsanne chassis No 1 at Pebble Beach Auction by
Gooding & Company, 16 August 2009.
First Drive: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost
Senior Editor Ron Kiino obsesses over P. Diddy while taking the brand new
"baby roller" for a ride around the block.
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Gordon Green
Bentley Mulsanne - Assembling The New Flagship
Building the New Mulsanne, Bentley Motors gives an inside view into its
unique ability to combine hand craftsmanship with new technology and
modern, precision manufacturing techniques throughout the build process for
their new flagship. The 98-strong team of Bentley manufacturing specialists
responsible for bringing together the painted body, hand crafted leather
hides and wood veneers, the 6 ¾ litre V8 engine and myriad electrical
components, employ skills passed down through generations of Crewe car
makers. They are also masters of new techniques such as the handling of the
extremely delicate fibre optic cables and a highly-sophisticated electronic
alignment system which ensures perfect installation of the wiring harness.