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Before the Mulsanne, Bentley had the Arnage luxury sedan, which over the years was also offered as a convertible called the Azure and a coupe called the Brooklands.
Since the Mulsanne was launched in 2010, it has so far been only offered as a one-size fits all luxury sedan. Now according to Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer, all that will change very soon.
In a recent interview, he talked about expanding their current line-up. Durheimer said; “With the Mulsanne we get requests all the time for a longer wheelbase model, for instance. The question is whether we do it as a special order or put it on the model line. We are evaluating it, but I have no doubt we could also sell that type of car in the US and China.”
He also added that a coupe and convertible model could possibly be added on this platform.
He went on to say that he also wants to expand the Continental-series line-up. They already offer a coupe, sedan and convertible on this platform, but perhaps could go into lighter-weight models and special models.
With Bentley looking to expand their product line, they must be confident that the world’s economy will do better in coming years. We hope so.
Even though we don’t understand a single word of this video, we didn’t have to in order to enjoy every minute of it. GRiP Magazine out in Germany made some solid arrangements to bring on an AC Schnitzer 123d that was built as a police car (apparently in collaboration with the police to promote responsible driving and building safe cars) to play chase to bank robbers in a variety of other modified rides.
The robbers arsenal of cars included MTM’s Audi TT-RS, Techart’s Magnum, and a Challenger SRT-8 that sounds like it was supercharged. Overall the video is very well produced as the robbers rob the bank and take off with the AC Schnitzer BMW in hot pursuit. So we guess in a way this video helped show us what’s the best getaway car if you plan on robbing a bank.
We would’ve been more interested to see if they had a BMW 135 rather than a 123 and how that would stack up against the competition. But for now, we’re a huge fan of MTM’s Audi TT-RS and if we had to choose, we’d probably hop into that without thinking twice. Mostly because it looks good, and you have to look good if you’re going to be committing a crime. Right?
Check out the video after the break.