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Bentley reveals elegant sporting character, handcrafted luxury and refined engineering with the newly-launched Mulsanne. Explore to know about the features and specifications of Bentley Mulsanne.

Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne
Redefining craftsmanship and engineering, Bentley presents the all-new Mulsanne as homage to the past Bentley greats. Representing the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, this refined and sophisticated sedan has been crafted with intent of creating a new flagship Bentley with superior performance, unparalleled levels of interior luxury, and coach building skills to the core. The latest version of Mulsanne, takes about 650 hours to make one unit, sets a new platform for sporting heritage and passion for power and speed. For the last 80 years ever since the first Bentley was landed on roads, the automobile giant has thoroughly made a statement of luxury driving and grand touring sedans, which has been continued to the present Mulsanne. This fast, stylish, four-door sedan is designed and trained to give a tough competition with the likes of other luxury brands, like Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maybach 57, Maybach 62, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Design & Comfort
The Bentley Mulsanne is a unique fusion of sportiness, coach-built elegance, and solidity. Built on the tradition of the classic Bentleys, it has been uniquely crafted to look extravagant and tasteful. The vehicle has been carefully sculpted to meet the rich contrasting designs of the exterior. The bold frontal design boasts of the traditional Bentley matrix masculine grille and highly prominent, classic round inner headlamps, perfectly complemented with chrome surrounds and two smaller outboard lamp clusters. The long bonnet, short front overhang, and long rear overhang blend to present a sense of power and movement. The sides of the stately square-rigged body impose as a cruise-ship hull while the graceful rear haunches soft the hard looks. The hand metalworking creates a lovely and impressive tall roofline and fenders, revealing the perfect back of a limousine. While the exteriors are enough to induce all classy and fashionable car lovers, the interiors are bound to deliver one of the world’s most exclusive driving experiences.

As you wrap your hand around the polished stainless steel door handles and seat yourself inside, the interior aroma infuses an intense bouquet of fine wine. Lavish and sumptuous, the driver and front passenger compartments are pampering. The massaging seats are just as comfy as your favorite lounge chair. The four-zone air-conditioner, deeper pile carpets, and state-of-the-art soundproofing only add to the beauty of this world-class machine. The vehicle is installed with a standard 14-speaker stereo system which can be upgraded up to 20-Naim speaker system, producing 2,200 watts, allowing the occupants to feel every beat of the melody. For all the gadget lovers, this muscular hunk is equipped with a 40 GB hard drive and an in-dash 8-inch touch-screen display, incorporating satellite navigation, audio/video, telephone, and Bluetooth connectivity at a finger’s touch.

Engine
Bentley Mulsanne is a perfect amalgamation of traditional looks and technological advancement that a luxury sedan should ideally enjoy. This majestic saloon is powered by an 8-cylinder 6.75L V8 turbo petrol engine with a maximum power output of 512 PS. With your foot down for just 5.3 seconds, you can easily hit 100 kmph. By offering a top speed of 296 kmph, this sedan is a real swift motor that the Indian roads are surely going to enjoy.

Safety
Just as the latest technology has been infused in the Bentley Mulsanne, the safety features and handling have been taken utmost care of. Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) has been installed to apply brakes on driving conditions automatically, while Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ensures that the wheels are locked up while braking suddenly. Traction Control System (TCS), on the other hand, prevents from slippery conditions. Other safety features comprise of anti-slip regulation (ASR), keyless entry system, keyless start with a stop/start button on the centre console, child seat anchors, rear door child safety locks, emergency interior trunk release, remote anti-theft alarm system, and crystal clear high intensity lamps.

Variants & Price
When it comes to possessing the best of the best in luxury, personalization outstands all other elements, particularly with Bentley Mulsanne. With over 114 paint colors to choose from, you can drive back home this refined beauty in any color, right from unusual heritage colors to special satin and pearlescent finishes to duo-tone combinations. These include a palette of 24 leather hides and 28 standard paint colors. Launched in India in 2011, the Bentley Mulsanne is likely to carry a price tag of approximately Rs. 3-3.5 crores (ex-showroom).

Technical Specifications

Overview  
Make Bentley
Model Mulsanne
Body Type Sedan
Number of Doors 4
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Tank Capacity 96L
Dimensions  
Length 5575 mm
Width 2208 mm
Height 1521 mm
Wheelbase 3266 mm
Wheel Track Front 1615 mm
Wheel Track Rear 1652 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm
Weight  
Gross Weight 3090 kg
Kerb Weight 2585 kg
Engine  
Type 8-cylinder Petrol 6.75L
Number of Cylinders 8
Displacement 6752 cc
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Max. Power 377 kW/ 512 PS @ 4200 RPM
Max. Torque 1020 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Suspension  
Front Suspension Double wishbone independent with anti-roll bars sports suspension
Rear Suspension Double wishbone independent with anti-roll bars sports suspension
Brakes  
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Ventilated Disc
Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Electronic-assisted
Tyre Size  
Front 265/40 ZR20