Improving The Bentley Mulsanne
|   Monday, March 14, 2016
The Bentley Mulsanne limousine was refreshed with design elements and cutting-edge technologies, and now offers a long-wheelbase version. The Bentley Mulsanne facelift will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March in an updated form.

At the aesthetic level, the new front grille stands more imposing, with a width increased by 80 mm. It integrates the blades vertically, and arranged behind is a woven wire mesh in the Bentley typical style. The grille design was inspired by that of the 8-liter 1938 Embiricos and R-Type Continental models.


Front and rear spoilers have been redesigned, and the front one abounds with chrome elements. On the side wings we have air intakes with chrome elements, shaped like the letter B. The taillights have an interior design that also plays the letter B. However, the Mulsanne has received new LED headlights adaptable to the driving conditions.

Switching between high beam and low beam is made automatically when vehicles coming from the opposite direction are detected and the form in which light is distributed adapts to driving speed, with three configuration modes (for the city, outside the city and highway).

Bentley added details of refinement to the interior too. The seats, armrests and door sides have a new design, and customers can choose between 24 colors for upholstery leather. No less of 150 hours of work are necessary for creating sumptuous leather interior. In addition to the metal or glass buttons, the interior is customized with 40 wood inserts. There are 13 types of wood inserts.


The classic luxury is complemented with modern multimedia facilities, like the new 8-inch touch screen in the dashboard. Bentley says the Mulsanne can be equipped with the most powerful audio system in the auto industry, a product from Naim specially made for the British manufacturer. This audio system has 20 speakers, 20 channels, 2,200 watts amplifier and so-called "super tweeters".

Rear passengers have a pair of Android tablets, 10.2-inch wide, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, video camera, and USB.
The Bentley Mulsanne range includes a long wheelbase body version, going from 3266 mm to 3516 mm. The extra 250 mm present extendable cushions for the feet, and the panoramic roof creates a relaxed ambiance in the interior of the limo.

The basic model has a V8 engine with a displacement of almost 7 liters that develops 512 hp and 1,020 Nm of torque and is mated to a ZF automatic gearbox with 8 steps. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (0 to 96 mph) takes 5.1 seconds and top speed is 296 km / h. To increase acoustic comfort, the engine has active attachment points and the tires are fitted with sound-absorbing technology, so that the noise which enters the vehicle has been reduced by 4 dBA.

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed version is also offered with a more pronounced sporty character. The V8 engine develops 537 hp and 1.100 Nm of torque and is mated to a ZF automatic transmission with eight gears, which has been recalibrated to foster dynamic performance.

Despite its size the limo sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 km / h. In S run mode, the engine speed is maintained above the threshold of 2,000 rpm for turbines to intervene promptly to any request. When the Sport mode is activated, the suspension become firmer in the case of Speed mode and steering offers a greater degree of feedback and precision.








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