And when it does eventually arrive, it could ditch its twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8 gasoline engine in favor of a fully electric powertrain. Bentley also still hasn’t decided whether the new Mulsanne will be a like-for-like successor or reinvented as a completely different car, according to Autocar
. It will still be positioned as Bentley’s range-topping flagship model, however. While Bentley isn’t keen on building an all-electric version of the Bentayga SUV, the British automaker is considering transforming the Mulsanne into a flagship luxury EV. The timing would make since, as EV technology will have evolved considerably by the time the new Mulsanne launches - but it will face some strong competition.