Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition marks the big saloon's retirement

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Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner

Bentley is making just 30 of them.

The Bentley Mulsanne is going away, but the British brand is saying goodbye with the limited-run 6.75 Edition. It celebrates the long-lived 6.75-litre V8 while also being a farewell to this model. The company is making just 30 of them, and after that, the Flying Spur takes over the role as the automaker's flagship saloon.

Remember the Mulsanne:

The 6.75 Edition uses the Mulsanne Speed as a starting point. On the outside, the vehicles feature chrome-trimmed headlights and taillights. The Flying B logo on the bonnet, grille, and exhaust outlets have a dark tint. The vehicles ride on 21-inch five-spoke wheels with gloss black pockets. To continue the aesthetic, opening the bonnet reveals an engine intake in black rather than the usual silver.

On the inside, the special model has 6.75 Edition embroidery on the seats. To evoke the vehicle's engine, the ventilation controls have a design that looks like the engine oil cap. In addition, there's a cutaway of the powerplant on the face of the clock and gauges on the centre console. When opening the door, the welcome lights project the 6.75 Edition logo on the ground.

With the Mulsanne going away, Bentley is also announcing that the Flying Spur gets a hybrid powertrain in 2023. The company doesn't provide any details on the engine at this time. The natural assumption is that the saloon would use the electrically assisted turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 from the Bentayga that produces 443 bhp (330 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-metres) of torque.

Bentley first used the Mulsanne name from 1980 to 1992 on the brand's version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. The company revived the moniker in 2010 for the current iteration of the saloon.