The 2016 Bentley Mulsanne is a classic example of excellent workmanship. It is an admirable piece of art and a testament of Bentley’s exceptional craftsmanship. The automobile manages a good mix of elegance, solidity and sportiness.
2016 Bentley Mulsanne Exterior
The exterior profile brings back memories of the 1950’s Bentley S-Type. The front is bold and intimidating. It features the signature Bentley matrix grille which is flanked by prominent round-shaped inner headlights with chrome themed surrounds. Further, the headlights are flanked by smaller clusters. The front also features the famous retractable Flying B radiator Mascot.
To wrap up the Mulsanne’s intimidating exterior profile is a short front overhang, a long bonnet, a long rear overhang and sharply cut lines which flow ever gracefully from the front wings to the rear ones; these all serve to flaunt its sense of power and achievement.
The Bentley Mulsanne will ride on exceptionally designed set of either 20-inch or 21-inch wheels which feature titanium fasteners. The wheels feature either a polished or painted finish and have an option for own-leveling wheel badges.
Other excellent exterior styling cues of the four-door sedan include body-color front and rear bumpers, a power lift-gate, daytime running lights, electric glass sunroof, tinted windows, a rain sensor, high pressure headlight and a metallic paint finish.
2016 Bentley Mulsanne Interior
As you would expect of Bentley, the cabin brings about up-to-date technological features. Its cabin is finished with premium leather, high grade mirror matched wood veneers as well as hand finished stainless steel.
The dashboard features an 8-inch multimedia screen and beneath it is a leather wrapped media player stowage drawer which features a 3.5 auxiliary input, iPod, a main USB port and a mini USB. It will accommodate four passengers on its seats which are upholstered in diamond quilted leather. Its doors, steering wheel and parts of the center console will also be upholstered in premium leather.
Other laudable features include a personalized keyless entry system, keyless ignition, Naim audio system, 14-speaker sound system as well as an Entertainment Specification and Comfort Specification. At the rear where the boss sits things get more exciting. There is a rear throttle cooler which provides enough space for not one but two full-size Champagne bottles. The package also offers three hand-cut and hand-blown lead crystal champagne furrows.
Engine Specs and Performance
Bentley will feature a single drive-train under the hood. However the engine is tuned in two completely different ways. Under the hood of the base Bentley Mulsanne is a 6.75 L, turbocharged V-8 engine. This monster of an engine delivers 505 hp and a whopping 752 lb-ft of torque.
With this power, the Mulsanne moves from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 184 mph. However, if you think that’s a lot of power, you are very wrong.
The Bentley Mulsanne Speed comes with the same 6.75 L twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine but it has been tweaked to produce 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of toque. This power makes the Mulsanne Speed pretty fast. It makes the 0-60 mph run in only 4.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 190 mph. The two engine variants are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Bentley Mulsanne price and release date
As you have already figured out, this car does not come on the cheap. In fact its entertainment system which costs around $ 30,000 is twice as much as some of the economy cars in the market today.
The base Mulsanne has a starting price of around $ 303,000. The Speed attracts even a higher price of $ 338,325. Though Bentley has not announced official prices and release date, rumor has it that we will see the Mulsanne on the streets before the end of the year that is if any well oiled guy in the neighborhood decides that a Muslanne is a good investment for his/her personal hauling.