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Bentley Reveals Sketches Of Mulsanne Convertible

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On: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:27AM | By: Chris Weiss

Bentley Reveals Sketches Of Mulsanne Convertible

Few things say "d'Elegance" like a Bentley, so it's not surprising that Bentley made its presence at the Concours d'Elegance Pebble Beach known by revealing sketches of a new model. That model is a convertible version of its Mulsanne grand tourer. Bentley calls it the "world's most elegant convertible."

Bentley revealed the hard-top Mulsanne at Pebble Beach three years ago, so it was a fitting venue for a preview of the convertible.

Bentley's official statement explains: "Now with the Mulsanne Convertible Concept, Bentley’s designers are providing a glimpse into the potential future of the marque’s flagship family. Appealing to automotive connoisseurs seeking the ultimate in contemporary design, prestige and exclusivity, the Mulsanne Convertible Concept will provide a supremely powerful and refined luxury grand touring experience for four adults."

Bentley's sketches show a folding soft-top that contorts into the back. The mechanism is undoubtedly activated by the push of a button, taking seconds to go from roof to sky.

"The modern, luxurious, high-tech Mulsanne saloon provides a perfect foundation on which to create the world’s most elegant convertible," says Bentley chief Wolfgang Durheimer. "The Convertible Concept will extend the appeal of the Mulsanne family, while enhancing the profile of the Bentley brand, particularly in new and emerging markets."

Bentley's press release is mostly fluff and rhetoric over substance, but it does mention that the Mulsanne Convertible Concept's interior was inspired by power boats. We guess that's kind of fluff, too, but it's about as concrete as Bentley gets.

Bentley has not announced a time frame as to when we can expect to see the Mulsanne Convertible Concept in the flesh, but we're guessing it'll be within the next year. We're also guessing it'll share the 505-hp 6.75-liter V-8 engine with the standard Mulsanne.

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