Bentley Motors recently announced the full details of the new Mulsanne, the brand’s most exclusive car which represents Bentley’s pinnacle in car luxury. The company did not hold back in the creation of the Mulsanne, its flagship.
From its creation in Crewe, England, the Mulsanne is painstakingly handcrafted by the most skilled artisans, eventually creating a masterpiece – a testament to Bentley’s heritage. This would be the first time for the Mulsanne to be available in three models: the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase.
All three luxury cars are treated with the same level of unsurpassed craftsmanship and attention to detail that is a trademark of Bentley. However, each has unique abilities and attributes and is geared for a specific set of customer needs. For example, what sets the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase apart is its lavish attention for the rear-seat occupant.
It comes with additional 250 mm legroom, sunroof for the rear compartment as well as airline-style extending legrests which provide the perfect atmosphere and certainly the most relaxed automobile ride possible.
On the other hand, the Mulsanne Speed is particularly centered on the driver with its high output of 537 PS (530 bhp/ 395 kW), capable of producing an impressive torque of 1,100 Nm (811 lbft). The awesome power of the car catapults it from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.9 seconds eventually reaching a dizzying 190 mph top speed.
The exterior of this new Mulsanne underwent some elegant design enhancements. A redesigned front-end (forward of the A pillar) as well as upgraded fenders, bonnet, grilles, lights, bumpers and radiator shell all seamlessly combine to give the new Mulsanne a distinctly modern yet elegant look.
The interior clearly expresses Bentley’s hallmark of luxury motoring: the finest handcrafted wood, metal fittings and luxurious leather. In addition, the new Mulsanne features new door trims and armrests, redesigned seats, unique glass switchgear and a record-breaking 24 color palette.
The new Mulsanne has also been technologically upgraded and now comes with a new touch screen infortainment system specially developed for the Mulsanne. Bentley Motors Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer states that the new Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of Bentley’s DNA – exquisite, individual and powerful.
The car offers that distinctly Bentley mix of performance and luxury. The new Mulsanne range will be unveiled for the first time at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show between March 1 and 13. Deliveries are expected to start this summer.
Every modern car must come with the latest of technological enhancements designed to make the driving experience a bit more enjoyable, safer and more convenient. The difference in the Bentley way is that while the offerings are certainly cutting-edge, they are presented to enhance the car’s luxurious quality as well.
For example, the new Bentley Mulsanne has a completely new infotainment system. The combined features will certainly push the standard for mobile audio and visual entertainment while at the same time, it offers state of the art navigational technology.
An all-new-screen-based infotainment platform is central to this new system with additional haptic controls, state of the art rear seat entertainment and classic analogue gauges. The 8” touch screen display is connected to a 60 GB solid-state hard drive for storing various media files for entertainment.
Driving safety is greatly enhanced with the High Beam Assist, which automatically switches between high beam and dipped headlights when oncoming vehicles are detected.
In addition, the high tech capability of this system is demonstrated by its ability to determine the vehicle speed and to correspondingly adapt the shape of the light among the three modes – Town, Country and Motorway. Another state of the art safety feature available in the new Mulsanne is the Blind Spot Warning system.
Between the speed of 1 km/h and 250 km/h, the system constantly monitors vehicles on their rear as well as in its blinds spots and calculates the possibility of a collision. The driver is then informed of the possibility via visual warnings and flashing lights in the door mirrors.
An Advanced Automatic Stability Control (ASC), which includes collision avoidance features, is installed in the new Mulsanne making it safer to drive. When it comes to entertainment, the new Mulsanne comes with the choice to have the world’s most powerful car OEM audio system – the Naim for Bentley Premium Audio.
The system is fully capable of replicating the highest audio frequencies with its impressive 20 speakers, 20 channels, 2,200 watt amplifier and Super Tweeter making it the most advanced and premium car audio system available. Occupants in the rear will not be left-out as they are provided with the Bentley Entertainment Tablet, a pair of 10.2” Android devices with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity located conveniently at the back of the front seats.
A single touch of a button deploys the screens from the stowed position – another display of Bentley’s legendary attention to detail. The Tablet features a Bentley-specific interface but can still be used away from the car with its access to over a million Apps including Skype, GooglePlay and Spotify.
The tablets are equipped with a standard 32 GB storage which can be expanded to 128 GB with the use of a Micro-SDXC card and feature USB ports and front-facing cameras.
Android tablets offer enhanced travel convenience with the capability of a new destination being sent to the Mulsanne’s navigation system. As entertainment tools, audio can be channeled to the car’s speakers while browsing is possible via the car’s 4G and WiFi enabling seamless connectivity even when on the move.