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Bentley Mulsanne S
1988 - 1992



Number manufactured

My own counting: 909
Other sources: 905, 907, 909 and 970.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZS02B3JCX21058 (1988).
Last chassis number: SCBZS02D5NCX44588 (1992).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Model year 1988 and 1989: the same specifications as the Mulsanne.
Specifications from model year 1990 are:

Length, width, height

Like the Bentley Mulsanne

Turning circle

13.1 m

Kerb weight

2320 kg, (2290 kg America)

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

10.6 seconds

Top speed

126 mph, 202 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Mulsanne S is the successor of the Bentley Mulsanne.
- The lengthened model too, the Mulsanne S LWB, evolved to a second generation of the Mulsanne LWB model.

Original characteristics
- Chromed stainless steel radiator grille.
- Aluminium Alloy wheels.
- Colour keyed mirrors.
- Mulsanne S badges.
- The facia of the Turbo R with centre console and rev counter. Straight-grained walnut.
- Improved handling and roadholding.

Model year 1989
- From model year 1989 on all Bentleys got paired round headlamps with high pressure jet washers.
- New in-car entertainment system.

Model year 1990
- The Mulsanne S got the same engine specifications as the new Silver Spirit II.
- Driver's airbag as an option.

Model year 1992
- From model year 1992 on all models have a GM 4L80-E four-speed automatic gearbox.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Mulsanne S has up to 1989 (incl):
- the letter B on the third position
- the letter S on the fifth position
- the combinatie 00 of 02 on the sixth and seventh position (only distinguishing in model year 1988)
- a number between 21058 and 27798 (model years 1988 and 1989)
- a number between 31006 and 36291 (model years 1990 and 1991)
- a number between 44015 and 44588 (model year 1992).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers in the years 1980 up to and including 1989 are assigned in batches. Batches exist for the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Mulsanne), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the turbo models (Mulsanne Turbo, Turbo R), the Bentley Eight, the convertibles (Corniche, Continental), the Camargues and the Phantoms VI.
- In 1988 and 1989 the numbers of the Silver Spirit and the Bentley Mulsanne S are mixed within the same batches.
- The chassis numbers in the years 1990 up to and including 2003 are assigned in separate series per model type (often per model year as well) or in separate series per model. A model type stands for e.g. the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Brooklands), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the 2-door coupé models (Continental R, Continental T, et cetera).
- In 1990 and 1991 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit II, Silver Spur II, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Mulsanne S, Bentley Mulsanne SL, Bentley Eight, Rolls-Royce Mulliner Spur.
- In 1992 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit II, Silver Spur II, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Mulsanne S, Bentley Mulsanne SL, Bentley Eight.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Bentley Mulsanne S between 27799 and 31005. There were numbers assigned to other models (Corniche, Continental) between 27799 and 31000.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1988,1989

-

-

511

1990

86

57%

113

43%

199

1991

78

48%

86

52%

164

1992

10

32%

21

68%

31

Total

-

-

905

Some chassis numbers

Model years 1988 until 1991 are not listed below.

Model year 1992
SCBZS02D2NCX44015
SCBZS02D5NCX44042
SCBZS02A3NCH44064
SCBZS02AXNCX44074
SCBZS02D2NCX44077
SCBZS02D5NCX44123
SCBZS02AXNCX44138
SCBZS00A4NCH44268
SCBZS00A0NCH44283
SCBZS00A8NCH44306
SCBZS00A1NCH44325
SCBZS00A9NCH44329
SCBZS00A5NCH44344
SCBZS02D5NCX44350
SCBZS00A5NCH44358

SCBZS00A5NCH44361
SCBZS00A0NCH44378
SCBZS00A8NCH44399
SCBZS00A1NCH44423
SCBZS00A1NCH44440
SCBZS00A1NCH44454
SCBZS00A3NCH44472
SCBZS00A7NCH44488
SCBZS00A4NCH44500
SCBZS02D4NCX44517
SCBZS00A1NCH44518
SCBZS00A7NCH44538
SCBZS02A1NCH44547
SCBZS02D2NCX44581
SCBZS02D4NCH44584
SCBZS02D5NCX44588



Bentley Mulsanne S, model year 1988, press photo (above)
Bentley Mulsanne S, model year 1989, press photos (below).








Bentley Mulsanne S, model year 1990, press photos (below).








Bentley Mulsanne S, model year 1991, press photos (below).













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