Bentley Mulsanne Shaheen Edition Launched in Dubai

By Paul Joseph

Amongst the array of lavish cars on display at the recent Dubai Auto Show was a new special edition by luxury British automaker Bentley.

The Bentley Mulsanne Shaheen, a vehicle specifically created for the Middle East market, draws its inspiration from the Shaheen eagle, a bird of prey that commonly appears in Middle Eastern culture and society.

The car features lavish materials including Magnolia and Beluga leather and Dark Stained Burr Walnut Veneer for the interior. Final touches include a bespoke signature Mulsanne Shaheen logo adorned on the rear iPad picnic tables using a gold overlay.

A 6.75 litre V8 engine develops 512 PS (505 bhp / 377 KW) while the massive torque (1020 Nm / 752 lb.ft) is delivered from 1750 rev/min.

Further options include iPad picnic tables, a Wi Fi hotspot, a large tilt-opening, tinted glass sunroof and an exquisitely designed, electrically operated bottle cooler.

Geoff Dowding, Bentley’s Regional Director for Asia, Middle East & Africa, said: “The Middle East is the biggest market for our flagship Mulsanne, so this year we really wanted to create a car especially for our customers here.

“Our in-house Mulliner design team from the factory in Crewe, UK spoke directly with many Mulsanne customers to create this limited addition Mulsanne Shaheen.”

Also present on the Bentley stand at the Dubai Motor Show was the recently launched Flying Spur, which is the fastest, most powerful four-door Bentley model ever.

Founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley Motors has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic luxury car makers.

By Paul Joseph