The Bentley Mulsanne is one of the newest sedan models from Bentley. This model has been meticulously planned by this luxury auto maker for over half of a century and it was definitely worth the wait. The Mulsanne offers the highest level of quality in every part on the vehicle. There is no detail to small and there is no design or engineering concept that has not been thought out carefully to design one of the world’s most impressive luxury vehicles.
This Bentley model integrates the best concepts of classic design and integrity with the best of today’s technology to make a $285,000 Bentley like no other on the market. Breaking away from the W-12 engine found in many other models, the Mulsanne comes standard with a 6.75 liter V-8 engine that gives 505 horsepower and giant 752 foot pounds of torque to the road. The attention to detail in the production can be instantly noticed when you enter the cabin of this vehicle, but cannot be fully appreciated until the vehicle is operating so you can hear how quit a cabin can be.
Engines: 6.75L V-8
Transmissions: 8-speed automatic
Everything. From the new 6.75-liter V-8 engine producing 505 horsepower and a monstrous 752 pound-feet of torque, to the optional 2200-watt sound system, the Mulsanne is as new as it gets. Even so, Bentley continues to use traditional craftsmanship at its Crewe headquarters to appeal to existing customers looking for an upgrade from their Arnage sedans.
From the inset headlights with the inscription “Bentley Motors” to the LED taillights, the Mulsanne was designed to make an impression. The appearance of visible seams has been minimized to make the sedan look as though it was created from a single block.
Nearly half of the overall build process of a Mulsanne is devoted to the interior. The Bentley’s steering wheel alone takes 15 hours to hand-stitch. Four-zone air conditioning is just one example of how much technology you’ll find inside this car.
The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne’s 6.75-liter twin turbo V-8 produces 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic. Helping make the Mulsanne a more manageable driver than its Arnage predecessor is a computer-controlled air suspension that has three settings varying stiffness and steering feel as well as a fourth setting allowing the driver to customize dynamic settings.
Radar sensors warn of potential collisions visually or by tapping the brakes, optional rear and side-view cameras, optional Adaptive Cruise Control can adjust the speed of the car down to a stop, steel monocoque body structure with front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones.
- Interior craftsmanship
- Exterior presence
- Attention to detail
- Optional 2200-watt sound system
- Questionable front end styling
Old-world style, 21st century appeal
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