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New Grand Bentley Mulsanne Unveiled at Pebble Beach

As promised in the months-long release of teaser and pieces of information by British manufacturer Bentley, their newest flagship was unveiled yesterday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Grand Bentley, as it was called until yesterday, wears the Mulsanne nameplate and it will go on sale in mid 2010, with a price tag in the 300,000 euro range. The Mulsanne will also be attending the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

Officially, no technical details have yet been revealed, but the car will be the first one to be completely designed, engineered and built without the help of Rolls Royce. It is powered by a V8 engine similar with the one found on the Arnage, the car which it will replace.

"The challenge we set our engineers was to create a grand new Bentley that would stand as the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, offering the
world’s most exclusive driving experience. They have responded to this challenge with real passion and the result is a luxury grand tourer that sets new standards in terms of comfort, effortless performance and hand-crafted refinement – the very qualities for which Bentley is renowned,
“ Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley Motors CEO said at the unveiling.

As for the choice of name for the new Bentley, the company says it "reflects Bentley’s sporting pedigree and unique association with Le Mans, where we have been victorious six times."

"This famous corner at the end of the straight is synonymous with the Bentley marque. Few places offer a stronger or more emotive connection with Bentley than the famed Mulsanne corner."

As you might have guessed, the Mulsanne still has some secrets to reveal and it will do so next month in Frankfurt.
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