2011 Bentley Mulsanne: Arnage Replacement Makes World Debut at Pebble Beach

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After a series of lackluster teaser videos, Bentley finally whisked the covers of the all-new Mulsanne at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Monterey, California this past weekend. The British automaker's flagship limousine, which we have come to know as the "Grand Bentley", will replace the Arnage when it goes on sale in mid-2010 as a 2011 model. Bentley said that the new limo is inspired from by the company founder W.O. Bentley's "crowning achievement" the 1930-1931 8-litre.

"The 8-litre's breathtaking performance and quality was perhaps the finest example of a 'pure' grand Bentley. Every mechanical detail carried W.O. Bentley's unique stamp and it was the clearest demonstration of a car built without compromise," commented Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Member of the Board Engineering.

"The Mulsanne has been designed with exactly the same guiding principles, so it is entirely fitting that these Bentleys from different eras share the same stage," he added.

Bentley has withheld engineering and powertrain details on the new Mulsanne as the company said it will provide full product information at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

However, some sources claim that the Mulsanne will be powered by a reworked V8 engine while others support that it will feature a W12 engine. We'll just have to wait and see who's right. Until then, feel free to have your say on the Mulsanne's styling in the comment section below.