One of the most expensive new vehicles on display at next month's Geneva Motor Show will be the Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner, a "distinctive and sporting" take on the company's super-luxurious sedan. Bentley also will use the Geneva show to unveil two new option packages for the glitzy Mulsanne.
Upgrades for the Mulliner Driving Specification begin with new lightweight, 21-inch aluminum alloy wheels fastened with special titanium bolts. In addition, the Driving Dynamic Control system receives a new "Sport" setting to place the suspension and steering in a sportier driving setup. It may seem strange to call a car like the Mulsanne "sporty", given that it measures 219.5 inches long and weighs 5700 pounds, but Bentley does claim the ultra-luxury sedan will rocket to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
The Mulsanne also receives special polished stainless-steel fender vents bearing the name "Mulliner", unique Diamond Quilted leather upholstery for the seats and door panels, and special "knurled and coined" finishes for the car's switchgear. Finally, the Bentley receives special drilled-alloy sports pedals -- on which each raised grip is individually polished to help enable "confident, spirited driving."
As is the case with all of its models, Bentley notes that buyers can customize their Mulsanne in any number of ways with different leathers, paint colors, wood trims, and so on.
Also new for the Bentley Mulsanne are two option packages. The first is a large sunroof, which has a powered Alcantara shade to keep the sun out if necessary. Bentley says the option permits "additional ventilation while avoiding the security risk of open windows."
Also available is a new bottle cooler with unique hand-cut champagne flutes. The cooler fits in between the two rear seats and has a frosted glass door with LED accent lighting. Inside are the three champagne flutes, each hand cut and uniquely designed for Bentley by British designer David Redman. The unique shape of the flutes is even styled to mimic the five-spoke 21-inch wheels on the Mulsanne Mulliner.