Advanced and elegant in equal measure.
The Mulsanne's design is a unique fusion of sportiness, coach-built elegance and solidity. Drawing on the great Bentleys of the past, the Mulsanne features a bold frontal design dominated by the traditional Bentley matrix grille and prominent, round inner headlamps with chrome surrounds. For added distinction the chrome bezels are embossed with the Bentley name.
To create as refined a car as the Mulsanne in the 21st century requires a blend of technology and craftsmanship that can only be found at a marque like Bentley. The car's elegant form is created by experienced coach-builders hand-brazing different thicknesses of steel to create a seamless flush fit, alongside an advanced process known as Superforming, in which aluminium panels are heated to 500?C and then forced into shape using air pressure.
Racing is also clearly in the Mulsanne's bloodline with classic sporting proportions distinctly evident. The long bonnet, short front overhang and longer rear overhang help to convey a sense of dynamism and movement, reinforced by muscular haunches and sharply sculpted lines that flow gracefully from the front wings to the rear.
Making the cabin come to life.
The interior of the Mulsanne is unlike any other car in the world. Step inside and you immediately become immersed in a unique atmosphere where carefully positioned mood lighting and the aroma of leather are complemented by knurled stainless steel, smooth wood veneers and cutting-edge technology. All exquisitely packaged for your comfort.
The attention to detail on show is befitting of a flagship Bentley. Take the sumptuous leather, handpicked from herds in cooler climates where the lack of insects means blemish-free hides. Soft and supple, they are then tanned in a traditional process, originally used during the construction of fine furniture pieces that optimizes their natural aroma.
A stunning continuous wooden waist rail surrounds the entire cabin and our world-famous mirror matched veneers make a perfect symmetrical pattern across the entire car. Only in a car like the Mulsanne could you achieve such a remarkable design signature. Come see for yourself at Bentley of Naples.
Effortless power. Impeccably delivered.
Immense power and instantly available relentless torque are the hallmarks of every Bentley. Anyone who has experienced the effortless acceleration that arrives regardless of engine speed or gear selection will know just how astonishing the effect can be. Of course, Bentleys are not just capable of great speeds and impressive acceleration. They are also renowned for their impeccable levels of refinement, whether rolling quietly through town or racing across continents.
For over 50 years Bentleys have been powered by exceptional V8 engines. The Mulsanne is no exception. Under its bonnet lies a twin-turbocharged 6¾-litre V8 engine that delivers the extreme levels of performance expected of it without sacrificing the graceful, refined power that a Bentley is renowned for.
In the Mulsanne, the V8 develops 512PS (505bhp/377kW) while the massive torque (1020Nm/)712lb ft.) is now delivered at 1750rpm. This dramatic ability to provide maximum torque from just above idle and right through the rev range ensures that with a mere tap of the accelerator you are immediately rewarded with that characteristic deep, muffled V8 burble and unrelenting acceleration. These immense reserves of power and torque are complemented by an eight-speed automatic transmission and steering-wheel mounted paddleshift.
However, words alone can never do justice to the experience of driving a Mulsanne first-hand. Only slipping behind the wheel yourself can you truly appreciate the great effort that goes into making a Bentley feel effortless to drive.
A V8 for the 21st Century.
When developing the engine for the Mulsanne, our engineers set themselves three challenges. First, the engine needed to produce effortless torque from extremely low revs. Secondly, it should maintain the highest levels of refinement at any speed. Thirdly, and of equal importance, it would need to satisfy strict environmental emissions standards for years to come. Challenge accepted.
While other powertrain configurations were considered by the Mulsanne engineers, it became clear that these targets, along with the massive torque that is such a trademark of every grand Bentley, could be best achieved with a V8 engine.
The pioneering use of these two technologies in combination allows the engine management system to adjust the V8's breathing, thereby improving idle quality and increasing torque from low revs. The overall result is an improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions of up to 15 percent. Not to mention that massive 1020Nm of torque. Challenge, well and truly met.
Cutting-edge technology meets cutting-edge design.
Upon entering the cabin of the Mulsanne, it's the impeccable craftsmanship that inevitably catches the eye. But behind those exquisite veneer surfaces, you'll find an up-to-the minute infotainment technology that is also incredibly simple to operate. One that is totally unobtrusive, staying true to Bentley's core design values.
The face of the system is a hi-resolution, eight inch screen that's completely concealed behind a beautifully-veneered panel when not in use. The heart of the system is a 60GB hard drive, with 20GB available to store thousands of your favorite music files.
With a single command, the voice-activated screen illuminates enabling you to control a range of integrated applications. These include navigation, the audio system, iPod™ or other media connection, plus telephone and car functions -- such as the rear view camera and tire pressure monitoring.
The latest 3D satellite navigation ensures you are never lost for directions, with full voice-controlled postcode entry available. For even greater convenience, rear seat passengers can now exercise navigation control too. Bluetooth™ telephone connectivity is seamlessly integrated with the on-board systems to keep you in touch with the outside world at all times.
The Mulsanne's standard audio system comes with 14 speakers powered through 6 channels, digital sound processing and full iPod™ and MP3 compatibility including cover artwork display. It even has a unique hide-lined drawer to hold your iPod™ or other media devices. While for any audiophile, the option of an exclusively designed 2200W, 20 speaker custom-made Naim® sound system is music to the ears.
Attention to the smallest detail.
Craftsmanship -- it's probably the word that best sums up the extraordinary quality and finish of the Mulsanne. In an era where even some luxury cars are assembled in a matter of hours, we work in a more meticulous manner -- at a pace set by the attention to detail and commitment that every one of our craftsmen and women bring to their jobs.
Virtually as much time is spent on trimming out the Mulsanne's cabin as is taken on building the rest of the car. One look at the end result and the reasons are clear. No stitch out of line. No shortcuts taken. No settling for great when perfection is possible.
Take something as seemingly simple as seatbelts. Not only are the seatbelts in the Mulsanne color coded to match all of the 25 leather hide colors available for the interior, but even the buckles are too. Everywhere you look in the cabin you'll discover small finesses that signal a more refined approach. For instance, you can choose contrast stitching or seat piping, or embroidered Bentley emblems. Even the carpets, which are now even more luxurious with an extra thick pile for added comfort, are specified to match the shade of leather you choose. After all, there's nothing quite like putting your foot down in a Bentley.
Through Mulliner, you can have bespoke features such as personalized treadplates and personalized embroidery stitched into your headrests. It's about bringing your unique vision to life and creating a Bentley like no other.
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