The Bentley Mulsanne Shaheen, a vehicle specifically created for the Middle East market, made its debut today at the Dubai Motor Show. The new luxury flagship model draws its inspiration from the Shaheen eagle, a bird of prey that is embedded in Middle Eastern culture and society.

The craftsmen and women of Bentley Mulliner have created this special edition by taking inspiration from the colourings of the Shaheen eagle using Tungsten over Onyx paintwork, with 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.

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The Mulsanne Shaheen will come complete with the Mulliner Driving Specification, blending a range of striking design features including unique 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying ‘B’ wing vents and Diamond Quilted leather trimmed cabin with driver-selectable, sports-tuned suspension and steering, underscoring the performance credentials of Bentley’s 6.75 litre V8 ultra-luxury flagship saloon.

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. The Mulsanne is the flagship of the Bentley family, combining coach-built elegance and hand crafted luxury with immense power and sportiness that together offer the world’s most exclusive driving experience.

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

The Mulsanne has achieved strong sales year to date in the Middle East, increasing by 53 per cent compared to the same period last year. The Middle East has performed impressively across all model lines; the new Flying Spur, Continental GT and Mulsanne with overall increased sales of 25 per cent for 2013.

Also present on the Bentley stand at the Dubai Motor Show will be the recently launched Flying Spur which is the fastest, most powerful four-door Bentley model ever. Powered by Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine developing an astonishing 625 PS, the new Flying Spur sprints from 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds.