Using three different body styles and several engine configurations Bentley has made more models of Continental in the past years than we could care to keep the count. But Mulsanne is the one it has left by and large.
BMW has come up with special editions, added equipment packages and even pondered the ideal of making a 2-door convertible. But all done and seen the Mulsanne is still a 4-door sedan that runs on one and only engine, but now it looks like it is going to change shortly.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, the returning Chief has fuelled the speculation with his pronouncements and the UK rumors indicate that Bentley is planning on a performance centered version to launch at the Paris Motor Show to be held this October. Not much details are known about the Mulsanne, but it is expected to be offered with the 6.75 L V8 of the long past, but tuned to the specification of 505bhp and 752lb-ft torque. This will be supported by a more rigid suspension, sturdier brakes and more upgrades.
Past records would suggest that Bentley would turbo-charge the earlier engines, but the engine in the Mulsanne is already coiled up hence BMW would look elsewhere to muscle it.