2017 bentley mulsanne




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  • Use our Car Buying Guide to research Bentley Mulsanne prices, specs, photos, videos For , then, the Mulsanne is getting a restyled nose and tail, interior .

    The Bentley Mulsanne gets interior and exterior revisions and a new Extended Wheelbase model. Read more and see pictures at Car and Driver.

    Since 1970, all engines on Bentley cars have had a capacity of 6.75 liters. This tradition is maintained on modern cars.

    The new Extended Wheelbase model only makes the Bentley Mulsanne more of what it was meant to be: a heroically impressive hyper-luxury limousine.

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    Rolls-Royce Bentley Motors Limited — The My Bentley app adds extra functionality such as enabling your Mulsanne to navigate to a location in a photograph on your phone. Ethically-sourced, every veneer is mirror-matched. Created for visionaries with the power to turn their ideas into reality, the Bentley Mulsanne is the flagship model of the Bentley range. The Speed gets these mean-looking 21" wheels, the better to show off your carbon ceramic brakes.

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    Mulsanne Range | Bentley Motors

    For the rich and powerful man who has everything -- or at any rate, the rich and powerful man who has three high-end SUVs and a Porsche or Ferrari already in the garage, according to the calculations of the Bentley brass— the folks from Crewe, Cheshire, offer this weighty trio of Mulsannes: Whether you're a real-estate tycoon in Atlanta or a semiconductor potentate in Shenzhen, the Mulsanne will isolate you from the rabble.

    Photo by Murilee Martin. Scaling in at around three tons, packing wheeler-grade torque from twin-turbo pushrod V8s, and boasting handcrafted interiors lifted right out of London's highest-priced mergers-and-acquisitions attorney's office, these machines present a dignified but firm rebuke to a century of Fordism.

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    We drove all three versions of the Mulsanne in Austria and southern Germany, where the combination of autobahns, little gingerbready Bavarian towns, and twisty mountain roads demonstrated the surprising real-world versatility of these plush, powerful behemoths. Definitely one of the greatest hood ornaments of all time, though not quite up to the level of the illuminated Chief Pontiac ornaments of the s. The Mulsanne's engine is a hand-assembled, old-school, valve pushrod V8 displacing cubic inches, from an engine family whose lineage stretches back to the late s.

    Thanks to distinctly 21st-century turbocharging and engine-control technology, the Speed's version of this powerplant makes pound-feet of torque at a just-beyond-tick-over 1, rpm in the other Mulsanne models, drivers must put up with a mere pound-feet.

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    If you're Mulsanne shopping and you like to drive, get the Speed. Still, the Speed is so much more enjoyable to drive than the other Mulsannes without imposing any significant ride-quality penalty that anyone who plans to sit in the driver's seat ought to shell out the extra dosh for it.

    The extra power of the Speed's engine is noticeable, but the real differences between the Speed and the regular Mulsanne become most apparent when one enables Sport mode and drives in an un-chauffeurish fashion. Where the regular Mulsanne's front tires tend to plow alarmingly during hard cornering, what with those three tons of mass above them, the Speed feels startlingly light and grippy. The Speed has the better transmission control settings, too, with much quicker kickdowns when you mash the throttle and firmer upshifts when you're using all that glorious torque.

    The Speed gets these mean-looking 21" wheels, the better to show off your carbon ceramic brakes. The Speed's optional carbon-ceramic brakes are, in a word, amazing. At one point on the Autobahn, I had to get on the brakes hard at about mph when a TDI Golf oozed into the left lane ahead, and those brakes ate mph of velocity from a three-ton vehicle in seconds with zero drama. Likewise, on mountain roads the Speed's brakes neither faded nor made unpleasant noises. The idea with the Mulsanne, according to the Bentley thinkers, is that owners can drive it to work during the week and then hand the keys to a chauffeur when the time comes to go out on the town.

    2017 bentley mulsanne

    It must be nice to be a plutocrat. Bentley calls this car a "luxury sporting limousine. What the Mulsanne is really all about, though, is the craftsmanship.

    It takes hours to build one, and that includes hand-sanding all those layers of lacquer paint, hours of hand-stitching the leather upholstery, and hand-shaping and grain-matching all 40 pieces of wood. This is the greatest folding table ever made for a vehicle of any sort, period. The mechanism is purely mechanical, with hand-machined components most of which are invisible to the user, but they'll know that each piece is a work of art , and the tables can support 88 pounds apiece.

    2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase (EWB) Limousine FIRST DRIVE REVIEW (3 of 4)



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