How a Bentley Mulsanne Is Built

With the release date scheduled for this year, the Bentley Mulsanne reveals some of its manufacturing secrets thanks to the manufacturer's latest publicity stunt. Bentley released a few details regarding the production process of the Mulsanne, complete with a video to go along with it.

According to the carmaker's data, it takes 125 man-hours to create the body of a pre-production Mulsanne. Production takes place at the company's Crewe factory, a plant in which humans work right beside robots.

“During these early, pre-production stages we are exhaustively testing the build process to achieve the absolute precision and quality we are seeking for our customers,” Gary Picken, Senior Production Manager said.

The English company decided to build a new body production facility dedicated to the Mulsanne. The car will arrive in the UK next summer and will offer 114 paint colors, 21 carpet colors, nine wood veneers and 24 interior leather hides, all of which will be tanned using a decades-old process to ensure this future classic never loses its scent.

“The Mulsanne has a beautiful and very complex body made from an intelligent mix of high-strength steels, aluminium and composites. Within one assembly area we’re utilising traditional skills for which Bentley is renowned right alongside state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. We combine these two different approaches because it is the best possible route to create a car that will be enjoyed by generations of drivers.”

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