2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan

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2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 18, 2020

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Mulsanne Speed is the performance derivative of the Mulsanne and offers greater performance and more premium features compared to the standard model. The 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine is modified and offers 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque, meanwhile, the standard model's engine is rated at 505 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque and benefits from a 13% increase in efficiency as a result of a newly redesigned combustion system that promotes a much faster and more controlled combustion process. This gives the Mulsanne Speed a 0–60mph acceleration time of just 4.8 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the standard model. Also, the top speed is boosted from 184 in the Mulsanne to 190 mph in the Mulsanne Speed. 

Other features specific to the Speed include a Sports mode in the suspension system settings, styling features such as a dark tint finish applied to the stainless steel matrix grille, distinctive headlights, a “floating ellipse” design on the rear taillights, as Bentley calls it. Also, it comes with interior features including a new and unique color split with new stitch lines that balances diamond quilted light-color hide with darker smooth hide.

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Pros

Extravaganza of luxury

Overload options for customisation

A very powerful V8 engine

Cons

Gets discontinued after this year.

Low boot capacity.

Really expensive

What's New?

Nothing much has changed for 2020.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$335600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

412 cu.in.

horsepower

537 hp @ 4000 rpm

torque

811 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

128.6 in.

length

219.5 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

59.9 in.

curb weight

5919 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

89 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3968 lbs.

payload capacity

3384 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

10/12/16 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

3 yr./ 500,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Base $335,600 onwards

537 hp @ 4000 rpm | 6.8 L | V-8 | Flexible

  • 14 Speakers Mulsanne Audio System
  • 8" High Resolution Front Screen
  • Black 'B' Badging On Radiator Shell, Boot Lid & Wheels
  • New 'Flying B' Style Dark Tint LED Taillights
  • New Full LED Dark Tint LED Headlights w/ Four Beam Patterns
  • Polished Stainless Steel 'Mulsanne' & 'Speed' Treadplates
  • Speed Badge Fitted To Front Wing Lower Brightware

Colors and Styles

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Blue Metallic color 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Black color 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Amber color
Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

5.7

Interior

9.9

Exterior

8.8

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.1

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


It's one of the largest and most expensive hand-built luxury vehicles on the road today and features a seemingly endless list of options. Bentley has been selling this version of the Mulsanne for a decade now. If you’re a multi-millionaire who doesn’t just wanna be chauffeured around in a fast, iconic, luxury, kind of traditional looking mammoth of a car but also now and then take the wheel yourself and spin around some time, then this would be one of the best options for that out there. It won't be a surprise to learn that the Mulsanne Speed is expensive. Adding options can quickly send the price even higher. For the price of a Mulsanne Speed, you could buy an Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes S-Class and still have money left over, but those cars look like luxury cars and not like an iconic luxury mini-mansion, which the Mulsanne Speed does. But then compared to the Rolls-Royce Phantom, it is cheaper, but we know about the drivability of a Rolls-Royce, not that it’s bad, but Mulsanne Speed takes the front seat in comparison.

This year will be the last year of production of the Bentley Mulsanne with the 6.8-liter setup. Car buyers of all segments are turning towards SUVs, including Bentley's own Bentayga has resulted in the ending of the Mulsanne series. Mulsanne Speed, a more powerful version of the regular Mulsanne, will also be discontinued, so this is the last opportunity to take advantage of the only iconic, ultra-luxurious sedan in the world that cares as much about the driver as anyone occupying the back seat. This last iteration of the Mulsanne Speed continues with a 6.75-liter V8 with 530 horsepower and a whopping 811 lb-ft of torque. It'll gracefully reach 60 mph in under five seconds while its passengers and driver are cocooned in its ultra-luxurious, precisely crafted cabin. The mind-boggling performance doesn't affect the smooth buttery ride comfort, and each Mulsanne Speed can be customized to the buyer's exact likeness.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan front angle view
2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan rear angle view

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.7/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

8.8/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.1/10
Competition


2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is offered in a solitary trim, which is the basic Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan. The Speed variant doesn’t get an extended wheelbase option that is offered with the normal Mulsanne variant. The Speed variant comes equipped with all the normal Mulsanne features, normal in the language of Bentley, with more power, torque, and better stability.

Trim

Mulsanne Speed

MSRP

$335,600

Key Features

Self-leveling air springs with continuous damping control.

 

4 + 1 Seat Configuration with straight flute seat design

 

Front screen infotainment system with 8" high-resolution screen

 

Mulsanne audio system with 14 speakers, two subwoofers, powered through 6 channels with digital sound processing

 

Leather headlining

 

Full LED headlights with four beam patterns

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

As you’d expect, it is really expensive to maintain as it’s really expensive to own one. The service costs, maintenance costs are all high moreover the parts are really really high priced and it’ll take a toll when something is damaged or broken and has to be replaced. So keep that in mind.

Reliability Ratings 

The NHTSA has not rated the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed for its safety and reliability quotient yet, and same is the case with JD.Power. But the car has had zero recalls, zero investigations, and zero complaints. Henceforth, the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed can be considered a reliable car as these vehicles are generally made with so much precision and made to last a long time.

Warranty

Bentley offers a standard warranty of three years and it’s not limited by mileage, whereas its main rival, the Rolls-Royce offers a four-year warranty plus covers maintenance of up to four years. Other warranty details are as follows:

  • A limited warranty that covers three years or unlimited miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for 1 year or 10,000 miles

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Buying Advice

It certainly is not for everyone. Well because what you want is luxury, you can always go get a Rolce. Well, not really but because people who look into this segment can actually so that. And if what you want is a sports car, then there are a lot of sports cars and supercars for even lesser price. But if you want both, not just wanting both but wanting the best of both worlds and you want that package wrapped in exclusivity and fine craftsmanship, there are not many like the Bentley Mulsanne Speed that can play the part. That is the strength of this car and that is why you should buy this one. Also, it is going to be a collectors car soon as these are the last of the production line that is coming to an in the very near future. 

Is buying a used Bentley Mulsanne Speed a good idea?

As said above, Bentley Mulsanne Speed is a reliable car and it does age well. So picking up a used one would still be expensive, and just like any car of this price range, the spare parts will easily clean up your accounts, and the labor costs are very high, but you already know that if you’re planning to buy one of these. So buying a used one requires proper checking inspection. There are used 2016 model Mulsanne Speeds available in the used markets both online and offline for as low as the 140,000 price range. And this price increases by around 30,000 for the next iteration and so on, depending on the condition and mileage.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Engine and Performance

8.0/10

When an iconic brand like Bentley chooses to put Speed in your name, you have to have something exclusive up your sleeves in terms of performance. The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed comes with the same 6.8L Twin-Turbocharged V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission just like the normal Mulsanne. But the Mulsanne Speed has more power and torque figures than the normal one with a maximum power output of 530hp @ 4,000rpm and peak torque of 811 lb-ft @ 1,750rpm.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan

The numbers are even higher than its V-12 powered rivals, and the same is the case with the performance. It is a hunk of luxury but with an ample amount of power and torque and highly responsive delivery of those figures. 

Model

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes Benz Maybach S650

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost ll

MSRP

$335,600

$198,700

$339,775

Engine

Twin-Turbocharged 6.8L V8 SMPI

6.0L SOHC Bi-Turbo 36-Valve V12

Turbocharged 6.6L V12 DOHC

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

530hp @ 4000rpm

621hp@4,800rpm

563hp@5,250rpm

Torque

811 lb-ft @ 1750rpm

738lb-ft@2,300rpm

605lb-ft@1,500rpm

0-60 MPH (Sec)

4.8

4.6

4.8

Quarter mile (Sec)

13.1

13.5

12.9

Top Speed (mph)

190

155 (electronically limited)

155 (electronically limited)

When the competition limits their top speeds at 155mph even though those cars are capable of handling more, this limitation may be because the hyper-rich businessman comfortably resting in the rear seat might not like that. But the Mulsanne Speed has speed in its name itself, so don’t mistake it to be well behaved like its rivals. It can go up to a top speed of 190mph, which is the highest among the rivals, even though it has a smaller V-8 compared to its V-12 powered rivals. 

How does the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed fare on the Ride and Handling front?

The Mulsanne Speed offers four driver-selectable suspension settings, which Bentley claims combined with computer monitoring 50 times per second, ensure the perfect balance of ride and handling performance in any conditions. The Sport suspension setting helps to utilize the full potential of the Mulsanne Speed. It stiffens the air suspension for improved body control and high-speed grip. It also adjusts the steering dynamics for a more sporty and engaging feel. In this car, Bentley aims for the optimum balance between comfort and performance. The Comfort setting provides the most refined and comfortable on-road drive availability, and custom settings enable the driver to configure the engine and chassis according to their tastes and preferences.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Fuel Economy

5.7/10

I know that you don’t expect an extraordinary fuel economy from a car of this size and segment. The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed has a combined fuel economy of 14 miles per gallon, which is acceptable in this case and scenario as people who buy this car would care the least about fuel efficiency.

Model

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes Benz Maybach S650

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost ll

MPG (City)

11

13

12

MPG (Highway)

18

21

19

MPG (Combined)

14

16

16

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

25.4

21.1

21.8

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (miles)

279/457/355 miles

274/443/337 miles

262/414/305 miles

The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed has the lowest fuel economy among its rivals. Kind of understandable because it happens to be the most driver-oriented and best-performing car off the lot. Both the rivals, Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650 and Rolls-Royce Ghost II offer a slightly better fuel efficiency of 16MPG combined.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Interior

9.9/10

The moment you enter the Mulsanne Speed's ultra-luxurious cabin, you are greeted by diamond-quilted seats, which are both extremely comfortable and look stunning as well. A 4+1 seating configuration is standard, although the rear center seat is not a proper seat but a place to accommodate the armrest and the controls on it for the added comfort of the two rear passengers, technically, yes it’s a five-seater. The rear seats can recline and the rear cabin has power-adjustable window shades. Unique additions like a sports gear lever, stainless steel tread plates, and embroidered Bentley emblems in the headrests remind you that you are experiencing something special. Four-zone climate control and power-adjustable front/rear seats are among the standard features, as is expected from a car of this class and price.

​  2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan front seats

There is no one way of judging the Mulsanne Speed’s interior because each car would have a different look and feel as Bentley offers a plethora of customization options, and each car is built according to the customer’s preference and taste. It can just be said that all the materials used are among the best fit in any car in the world. The wood, chrome, leather, Alcantara, and all other elements in the interior are exceptionally well crafted, and all stitching whether it’s on the dash or on the seats is done exclusively by hand.

​  2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan cockpit area

Bentley offers a world of personalization to help you make your Mulsanne Speed truly yours. An extensive range of personalization options, including over 100 exterior colors, 11 veneers, 24 hide colors, and 13 duo-tone options are available for the Mulsanne Speed. Special paint finishes such as satin, pearlescent, duo-tone, and even bespoke paint colors are available through Mulliner, Bentley's commissioning department. 

Model

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes Benz Maybach S650

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost ll

Seating Capacity

5

4

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.1/N/A/41.9

39.7/59.7/41.4

40.6/59.4/41.7

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/N/A/42.9

39.2/N/A/59.1

39.0/55.8/42.3

Cargo Capacity (Cu. Ft)

15.6

12.3

17.3

The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed’s sheer size has another advantage that the large doors make getting in and out pretty easy. Leg- and headroom are generous in both rows, and drivers can have the option to make plenty of electric adjustments to find the perfect seating position. The Rolls Royce Ghost ll offers the best in class cargo space with more than 17 cubic feet of space in its trunk. The Bentley Mulsanne ranking second offers 15.6 cubic feet, while the Mercedes Benz Maybach S650 lags in the cargo race with a mere 12.3 cubic feet of space. 

Other prominent interior features include:

  • Choice of 24 premium grade hide interior colors
  • Indented leather headlining
  • Embroidered Bentley emblems to headrests
  • Knurled sports gear lever with leather
  • Mulliner Driving Specification including diamond quilting, indented leather headliner, and alloy sports foot pedals
  • Polished stainless steel 'MULSANNE' and 'SPEED' treadplates

How does the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed fare on the Infotainment front?

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation for infotainment and an audio system with 14 speakers, two subwoofers, powered through 6 channels with digital sound processing comes as standard. However, a 20 speaker Naim sound arrangement is optional and brings a 20-GB onboard hard drive storage along with it.

​  2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan passenger infotainment

Some of the most prominent features of this infotainment arrangement are

  • Optional Bentley Theatre rear-seat entertainment system with twin 10.4" electrically-deployed tablets
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Amplifier
  • Speed-sensitive volume
  • Voice-activated radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • in-car WiFi
  • 4G Connectivity
  • Google Integration
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2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Exterior

8.8/10

No use describing the beauty of this machine. Being the Speed trim, a monster mammoth it is. It has a sort of Royal British elegance and beauty to it as it sticks to the traditional Bentley design language as usual. The front end is massive with the huge grill, and large, round LED headlamps again contributing to its size. It looks like a land yacht from the side, and the rear end looks more sleek and aerodynamic. It has a distinctly unique look that states that this car is special. 

Model

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes Benz Maybach S650

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost ll

Curb Weight (lbs)

5919

5296

5490

Length (inches)

219.5

214.7

212.6

Width (inches)

75.8

75.0

76.7

Weight (inches)

59.9

58.7

61.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.5

5.2

5.9

Wheelbase (inches)

128.6

132.6

129.7

This mammoth of size shows in its class-leading curb weight of 5919 lbs, followed by Ghost II with 5490 lbs leaving Maybach S650 last with 5296 lbs. The 2020 Mulsanne Speed stands longest on the table with 219.5 inches. Some of the major exterior highlights of the 2020 Mulsanne Speed include-

  • Full LED Dark tint LED headlights with four beam patterns, vehicle speed sensing, and GPS integration for optimum illumination in all driving conditions.
  • 21" Speed alloy wheels with bright painted finish
  • Choice of 25 exterior paint colors
  • Optional Privacy Glass to Rear Screen and Rear Side Windows
  • An optional choice of 21" classic, 21" radiance, or 21" Speed wheel in various finishes
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
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2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Safety

9.0/10

The Bentley Mulsanne is not just about the power or the extravaganza of comfort but is also a very safe vehicle. The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne comes with a broad array of standard driver-assistance features such as automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. However, some of the active driver-safety assist features come at an extra cost. Other noteworthy safety features of the Bentley Mulsanne are:

  • Side airbag head extension
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags
  • Rear side-impact airbag
  • Break-resistant glass
  • Traction control
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • 4 ABS channels
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Brake assist

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Competition

9.1/10

Bentley Mulsanne vs. Mercedes Maybach S650

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed and the Mercedes Maybach S650 have a major gap in their pricing. On one hand, where the Mulsanne Speed goes above the $300,000 mark, the Maybach is comparatively humble at a price of $198,700. However, the Mercedes Benz Maybach S650 gets a bigger engine than the Mulsanne and does offer better rear-seat comfort, and by the way, it is actually extremely comfortable.

Mercedes Maybach S650

But when it comes to driving dynamics, Bentley scores again with the raw power output and extra torque at the offer, which makes it a better drivable machine. It again is a matter of likeness and needs. Buy the Mulsanne Speed if you want to drive your car, at least occasionally.

Bentley Mulsanne vs. Rolls Royce Ghost ll

The Rolls is undoubtedly the ultimate luxury experience, and the Bentley cannot outweigh it in luxury or comfort or refinement. But no one owner would drive a Rolls, they get accommodated in the rear seats submerged in luxury.

Rolls Royce Ghost ll

The Mulsanne Speed on the other hand does have better drivability and better high-speed control and stability. So the choice is yours.

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Final Verdict

It is a wonderfully crafted piece of excellence. Something the British brand has to offer to the elite-class people who want both the ultimate comfort of luxury and raw power and drivability combined. It is a beautiful all-rounder machine for the ultra-rich of society. And also, it’s a model that is going to be no longer produced after 2020. So it happens to be an exclusive deal as getting a new one of this or a newer generation would be a doubtful matter. The 2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed’s main plus point is its flexibility to be anything. It can be a comfortable rear lounge or a very powerful driver’s car. That combination is a very rare one and that’s the catch here.

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