There’s a possibility the successor to the Bentley Mulsanne will feature an all-electric powertrain.
Autocar reports that the current Mulsanne still has a couple years of life before it is killed off and replaced after more than a decade on the market. When the sedan’s successor arrives, it will be forced to face off against a plethora of luxurious electric vehicles available to customers.
As a result, it’s not hard to imagine the British marque following a similar path and launching the next-generation Mulsanne with electric power.
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While some consumers remain resistant to performance vehicles adopting electric powertrains, there are very few downsides for a luxury car like the Mulsanne relying solely on batteries and electric motors. Not only do such systems emit very little noise, perfect for an expensive Bentley, they also provide huge amounts of torque which could easily usher around a heavy sedan at more-than-adequate speeds.
As logical as an all-electric Bentley Mulsanne successor might be, it is important to point out that the automaker has yet to even decide what exactly will replace the Mulsanne. One obvious choice would be to create a like-for-like replacement but Bentley could also elect to create something a little more outlandish, perhaps more akin to the upcoming all-electric Aston Martin Lagonda.