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

typeSeries Production Car
released at2013 Pebble Beach Cocours
built atCrewe, England
body stylistDirk van Braeckel
production48
engineL-Series 90° V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbocharged
block materialAluminum Alloy
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement6752 cc / 412 in³
bore104.1 mm / 4.1 in
stroke99.1 mm / 3.9 in
power377 kw / 505 bhp @ 4200 rpm
specific output74.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight195.36 bhp per tonne
torque1020 nm / 752.3 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Fenders, Hood,
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeMulsanne Alloy Wheel
front tires265/45 ZR 20
rear tires265/45 ZR 20
front brakesIron Discs
f brake size38 x 400 mm / 1.5 x 15.7 in
rear brakesIron Discs
r brake size30 x 370 mm / 1.2 x 14.6 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steeringServotronic Speed-Sensitive Electronic Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Springs
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Air Springs
curb weight2585 kg / 5700 lbs
wheelbase3266 mm / 128.6 in
front track1615 mm / 63.6 in
rear track1652 mm / 65.0 in
length5575 mm / 219.5 in
width1926 mm / 0.7 in
height1521 mm / 59.9 in
transmissionZF 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 epa26.13 L/100 km or 9 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu16.9 L/100 km or 13.92 mpg-us
emission393 g/km
fuel capacity96 litres or 25.34 gal.