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2013 Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Edition

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Edition

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Edition

For the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bentley revealed a Le Mans edition Mulsanne which is a trim package that includes Le Mans embroidery on all four headrests, Le Mans Edition Clock Face, Contrast stitching on diamond-quilted areas, 21″, two-piece, five-spoke wheels – dark tint, “Quad-effect” tailpipe finishers, Choice of Bright or Dark Tint Turned Aluminum on: Minor Gauge Panel, Waistrail Inserts, Numbered badge on veneered cup-holder door and Illuminated tread plates with “Le Mans Edition”. 48 copies will be made.

Press Release

The past meets the present for Bentley this year as California’s Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of the world’s most coveted historic automobile displays and events. Bentley continues to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, as it debuts the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne. This model complements the Continental range of Le Mans Limited Edition models which are available exclusively to North America.

“2013 is the 90th Anniversary of the first Le Mans 24 Hours race, in which Bentley was the only British marque to participate, and also the 10th Anniversary of the most recent win for the Speed 8 in 2003,” said Christophe Georges, COO of Bentley Motors America. “Pebble Beach, for us, is the ideal place to debut and display our Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne model and to showcase our flagship vehicle in its Limited Edition livery to a very knowledgeable audience of automotive enthusiasts and Bentley owners from around the world.”

The Le Mans Edition specifications are a blend of sportsmanship and heritage matched to the highest standards of technology and craftsmanship. The specifications, each inspired by a driver from Bentley’s six victories at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race, will feature diamond-quilted hide seat covering, diamond-quilted hide door panels, drilled alloy foot pedals, sports tuned suspension and steering, ‘Quad’ Effect Tailpipe Finishers and two-piece five spoke dark tint alloy wheels.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2013 Pebble Beach Cocours
built at Crewe, England
body stylist Dirk van Braeckel
production 48
engine L-Series 90° V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbocharged
block material Aluminum Alloy
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 6752 cc / 412 in³
bore 104.1 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 99.1 mm / 3.9 in
power 377 kw / 505 bhp @ 4200 rpm
specific output 74.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 195.36 bhp per tonne
torque 1020 nm / 752.3 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Fenders, Hood,
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Mulsanne Alloy Wheel
front tires 265/45 ZR 20
rear tires 265/45 ZR 20
front brakes Iron Discs
f brake size 38 x 400 mm / 1.5 x 15.7 in
rear brakes Iron Discs
r brake size 30 x 370 mm / 1.2 x 14.6 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steering Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Electronic Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Springs
r suspension Multi-Link w/Air Springs
curb weight 2585 kg / 5700 lbs
wheelbase 3266 mm / 128.6 in
front track 1615 mm / 63.6 in
rear track 1652 mm / 65.0 in
length 5575 mm / 219.5 in
width 1926 mm / 0.7 in
height 1521 mm / 59.9 in
transmission ZF 8HP70 8-Speed Automatic
top speed ~296 kph / 183.82 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~11.6 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~5.3 seconds
city fuel econ epa 26.13 L/100 km or 9 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 16.9 L/100 km or 13.92 mpg-us
emission 393 g/km
fuel capacity 96 litres or 25.34 gal.