Report: Bentley mulling the possibility of expanding Mulsanne lineup, could include convertible

AutoCarUK reports that Bentley may be considering the idea of expanding their Mulsanne range with variants such as a convertible version. A concept Mulsanne droptop was revealed last year at the Pebble Beach auto show in Florida.

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Bentley’s head honcho, Wolfgang Schreiber, reportedly told that reception was positive, maybe even enough to consider it as a production model.

“In the next few months we will decide where to go with the Mulsanne but we haven’t made that decision yet,” said Schreiber to AutoCarUK. “We had very positive feedback from the convertible concept but we need to investigate carefully what we really need for the Mulsanne.”

Due to the fact that Mulsanne is the spiritual successor to the big-bodied Arnage from the 1990s and 2000s, there is reason to expect Bentley to produce Mulsanne variants, because that’s exactly what they did for the Arnage. Bentley produced an “Arnage convertible” called the Azure. They also produced a coupe based off of the Azure and Arnage called the Brooklands, though that was far more exclusive as it was limited to 550 examples.

So why shouldn’t they do it with the Mulsanne, especially if you consider that Rolls-Royce is expanding their lineup by offering variants of the Ghost and Phantom?

Still, only time will tell.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCarUK