A pure expression of exquisite luxury and phenomenal performance, the new Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of Bentley’s design, craft and engineering skills. Beneath its bonnet lies a 6¾ litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine that can propel the car and its occupants from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds) and on to a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h).
The face of the new Mulsanne has seen significant attention from the Bentley designers. A new, front grille features vertical stainless steel vanes. The effect is striking: the car appears wide, sleek and low, connecting it closely to the road.
A redesigned front and rear feature sharp lines, the superformed panels housing a sleek new headlamp configuration. New rear lamps reflecting the Bentley ‘B’ design match the stainless steel Bentley ‘B’ wing vents, while inside, a new fluted seat design completes a uniquely luxurious cabin.
Inside and out, you will find the finest craftsmanship in evidence, using authentic materials, thoughtful design and discreet technology to achieve the highest levels of luxury and style. This is the essence of the new Bentley Mulsanne: absolute luxury coupled with absolute power.
The new Mulsanne offers an interior space like no other: calm and comfortable, whether you are driving or being driven. Hand-finished veneers –the result of over 78 hours of work on each for each car – encircle the cabin. Unique glass-effect switches sit alongside polished stainless steel brightware, including Bentley-designed bullseye air vents with their trademark organ stop controls.
The new Mulsanne’s dashboard is engineered precisely to allow for the exact thickness of leather hide in which it is encased. It houses a newly redesigned 8” infotainment screen for navigation, audio, rear camera view and other functions.
The seats are upholstered with traditionally tanned hides in a choice of 24 colours – and the option of bespoke colours created to match any sample you provide. The front seats feature 14-way electrical adjustment with an easy entry and exit function, while the back seats offer 8-way adjustment. All include lumbar support, two memory positions and adjustable heating, for the ultimate in comfort, wherever you sit in the car.
Air quality and circulation are crucial to in-car comfort. In the new Mulsanne, the air conditioning system can be controlled by the driver, the front seat passenger or anyone travelling in the rear. And because the system features four separate zones, every occupant can expect a temperature and fan speed to suit.
The optional Comfort Specification includes rear seat headrests with airline ‘sleeper’ style wings that adjust to cradle the head and super-soft Alcantara headrest pads, as well as loose comfort bolsters. Together with ventilation and massage functions in all four seats, the Comfort Specification takes luxury to the next level.
[image from autocar.co.uk and info from bentleymotors.com]