Bentley Mulsanne receives the Executive Interior

Article by Christian A., on March 1, 2012

A new high class trim level is now available for Bentley’s Mulsanne. Dubbed as the Executive Interior, this package offers a high level of prestige and personalization to the Mulsanne. This offers the newest advances in multimedia connectivity to its flagship. Two options are available in this high class trim level: either the theater specification or the iPad spec executive interior.

Building one Mulsanne takes 170 hours to complete. Some of the bespoke options on the car need a certain skill to install. According to Alasdair Stewart, a member of the board for sales and marketing, he is “confident” that customers will find what they’re expecting for from the Mulsanne whether they’re looking for a “business-focused environment” or a for a place where they can relax and enjoy films, music, television and the internet.

The theater specification Mulsanne is equipped with a 15.6 inch HD LED screen, which flips down out of the roof for both rear seat passengers to take pleasure in. It will also come with an eight-inch screen in each headrest so that occupants can separately enjoy their entertainment if they chose to do so. An iPod touch controls the system, enabling the occupants to control all the multi-media via a Bentley app.

There is a Macintosh computer installed in the trunk that can be used through the 15.6 HD screen to reap the benefits of a full computer. The theater spec Mulsanne also comes with a built in bottle cooler with space for two champagne bottles and three custom made champagne flutes.

On the other hand, the iPad version of the Mulsanne offers more gadgets such as iPads to the rear seat passengers who can view screens where they’re seated. An iPad is available for each rear passenger.

These are placed on small flip down airplane style tray tables that could be stored in the seat totally out of sight when necessary. These trims are added to the Mulsanne so that the brand is able to keep up with the fast pace in the technology offered around the world. It also wants to keep its business-focused customers connected while they’re on the vehicle.

As expected, the luxurious interior of the Bentley Mulsanne comes loaded with the latest in-car technologies like a multimedia system with 40GB hard disc drives, audio/video functions, telephone and Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation. An 8-inch multimedia screen is placed on the upper dashboard behind an electrically operated veneered door.

Below this screen is a leather-lined MP3-player stowage drawer. As standard, the Bentley Mulsanne has a 14-speaker audio system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and a six-CD auto-changer. Those who want a better audio experience may opt for the Naim for Bentley premium audio system that includes a 2200 Watt in-car amplifier, 20 custom-made speakers and eight dedicated DSP modes.

Interestingly, the Bentley Mulsanne features a personalized keyless entry system that enables users to pre-program several configurations while automatically accessing setting for the seats, ventilation, radio stations, steering column and seatbelt. This personalized keyless entry system makes use of touch points on the stainless steel door handles that help initiate communication with the key for verification and entry. Aside from keyless entry, the Bentley Mulsanne features keyless start with a stop/start button placed on the center console.

Bentley’s interior design team for the Mulsanne made use of a large-scale, research program to set high-standard targets for the vehicle’s interior. The team ventured to determine the interior characteristics of the vehicle including material design, color harmony, handcrafting and smell as well as the refinement of its control mechanisms. Thanks to these efforts, Bentley was able to handcraft a luxurious and sumptuous interior that does not only reflect Bentley’s traditional values but also fits the taste and preferences of its customers.

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