Bentley Mulsanne is another masterpiece built by the British luxury car maker, which is also known to be one of the most lavish vehicles on the planet. It is not just the most luxurious vehicle of any other class, but it is also known for its excellent performance and its unmatched rate of acceleration. It is a blend of innovative technology, sophisticated comfort including safety facilities and phenomenal design, all together makes it a undisputed king in the luxury car segment. It is available for sale in several parts of the world including in India, where it is being sold in one variant only. It is equipped with a powerful 6.8-litre petrol mill under the hood that is capable of producing a power of 505bhp along with a pounding torque of 1020Nm, which is astounding. Like a few other luxury models, this saloon too is made as per the requirements and choices of the buyers. This enables the customers to personalize it with different leather packages, color schemes, wood inserts and numerous equipments. It is currently available with a choice of four different interior color options, which can be decorated with metallic and wood inserts. Its internal cabin is spacious than any other saloon, but the seating option is provided for four passengers only. It gets electrically adjustable seats in the cockpit including memory function, while the massage and ventilation functions have been provided as an option for the buyers.
Coming to the exterior design, it has a lengthy body structure with a curved silhouette, which renders a unique aura of classiness. Its exteriors are graced with classy features like round shaped headlight cluster, chrome plated perforated grille and a set of stylish alloy wheels. Buyers, who looks to own this masterpiece can also be customize it with certain features like glass sunroof for front compartment, along with a Flying 'B' radiator mascot and stainless steel finish for its door pillars, which further enhances its regal stance. At the same time, customers can switch to stainless steel finish for its radiator shell. This car is incorporated with several innovative aspects including an adaptive cruise control function that works in collaboration with the ESC Premium safety system. This helps to keep the driver on alert and the prevent possible collision. It is also equipped with a sophisticated park distance control function including side and rear view cameras, which makes it quite simple to park the car when maneuvering in tight spaces. On the other hand, the automaker is also offering it with an array of comfort elements like a TV tuner and Wi-Fi hotspot that supports connectivity for eight devices. In terms of safety, this model series is blessed with innovative aspects like direct tyre pressure monitoring system, front passenger airbag with deactivation facility, intelligent driver airbag, and a vehicle immobilizer with volumetric alarm system. The company has opted for a critically acclaimed monocoque body structure built for enhancing the passenger safety. It has a reinforced chassis built with high strength steel material featuring energy absorbing crumple zones in front and rear that eventually maximizes the protection of occupants inside. At present, this model is positioned in the ultra-luxury saloon segment of India, where it is competing with Rolls Royce Ghost and Phantom.
Like mentioned above, it has a spellbinding external appearance, as it has a precisely curved fenders and shoulder lines. The automaker has built its sophisticated body shell using a state-of-the-art super-forming technology that helped it to achieve unparalleled build quality. Its front facade has a trademark radiator grille with perforated mesh, which is accompanied by a signature Flying 'B' mascot on top of the hood. It is garnished with chrome but, there is an option for the buyers to garnish the radiator shell with stainless steel finish that gives a distinctive look to the front facade. Surrounding this is the elegantly crafted headlight cluster that houses projector headlamps along with powerful LED daytime running lights. The fog lamps have been positioned just below the headlight cluster that adds to its dynamic stance. Below this, there is a wide bumper in body color that houses a perforated air intake section that contributes for improving ventilation for engine cooling. Coming to its side facet, it has precisely curved fenders or wings that adds to its masculine stance. They are further improved with the presence of sturdy 20 inch alloy wheels, which are further embossed with the company's logo. Unlike its fenders, it has sleek window frames, which can be garnished with either chrome or brushed metallic accents. At the same time, its door handles along with side moldings are done up in chrome that adds to its magnificence. Its front doors have body colored ORVMs, which are further integrated with turn blinkers. Coming to the rear profile, the machine has a curvaceous structure that is beautifully sculptured with large tailgate and small windscreen. Surrounding this is the expressive taillight cluster featuring chrome wraparound. It houses beautifully designed LED brake lights along with turn indicators that dazzles this facet. Unlike the front bumper, its rear one has a plain design, but is underscored by a chrome plated strip. Additionally, it also has oval shaped exhaust pipes that add to its sporty appeal. The overall look of the car is complimented by the company's insignia, which is embedded on the tailgate.
It has an overall length measuring 5575mm and with a total width of 2208mm (including outside rear view mirrors). It also has a total height standing at 1521mm, but the minimum ground clearance is too low, as it measures at just 142mm. Further, it has a long wheelbase of 3266mm, which explains about the space inside cabin.
The internal cabin is hand-made as per the choices of its buyers. It is available with an option to choose between 10 different wooden inserts and 24 variety of color schemes. However, the company is offering with blessed with Burr Walnut wood inserts as standard that can be seen on central console, rear and roof console as well. While the aspects like glove box handle, steering wheel, gear lever and door handles are garnished with chrome inserts. Its dashboard has an design and is embodied with an AC unit along with a music system, infotainment system and a storage compartment. It also hosts a classy instrument cluster that houses a pair of round shaped meters and a multi-information display. Beside these, its center fascia also gets a few analogue gauges including a fuel meter, clock and coolant temperature gauge. The brand has designed its dashboard using premium leather and complimented it with contrast top-stitching. The steering wheel has four spoke design that is wrapped with premium leather upholstery and is mounted with multi-functional switches. The main aspect of the cabin is its lavish seating arrangement, wherein both the rows have individual seats. Its front seats are bestowed with 12-way electrical adjustment facility along with lumbar support and two position memory function. In addition to this, buyers can also opt for seats with ventilation and massage function. This model series is also blessed with a specially designed leather-bound carpet. At the same time, it is available in 22 different colors schemes. On the other hand, its cabin has a number of utility based facilities inside, which include two front center armrests with storage compartment, illuminated glove box unit, electrical height adjustment for front seat belts, twin adjustable front cup holders and accessory power sockets.
It is presently available in one trim level and is equipped with array of sophisticated aspects, which provides an experience like never before. Its dashboard houses a 4-zone automatic air conditioning system featuring air vents for rear cabin that keeps the entire ambiance pleasant by regulating the air temperature. The car also has innovative features including 8-way electrically adjustable rear seats, height adjustable seat belts, electro-chromatic auto dimming interior rear view mirror, rain sensing windscreen wipers, a folding rear center armrest console and sentinal headlamp function. It also has electrically operated privacy blinds for rear windows, power windows with one touch operation, two hand crafted cup holders with dedicated stowage compartment, a leather wrapped steering wheel with electrical adjustment for with two memory setting and remote control garage door opener. The car maker is also offering it with several other advanced facilities as optional fitment. Some of the optional features include ventilation and massage function for all seats, adaptive cruise control system, drilled alloy sports foot pedals, personalized embroidery to headrests, ambient interior mood lighting, and heated function for steering wheel.
Like mentioned above, it is incredibly spacious from inside with massive leg, shoulder and head space in both the cabins. However, it has a boot volume of 443 litres, which is not as good as conventional sedans. On the other hand, it has a massive fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 96 litres.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The car maker has paired this V8 petrol motor with an advanced eight speed automatic transmission gearbox that sends torque output to its rear wheels. This enables the car to achieve a top speed of 296 Kmph, which is remarkable. In the meantime, it can reach a 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 5.3 seconds.
Engine and Performance
It has been bestowed with a superior 6.8-litre petrol motor that has a displacement capacity of 6752cc. This is a DOHC based power plant that comprises of eight cylinders and 32-valves. It is also integrated with two turbochargers for enhanced power output. This motor has the ability to produce a peak power of 505bhp at 4200rpm and delivers a pounding torque output of 1020Nm at just 1750rpm. This power plant is skilfully paired with an advanced eight speed automatic transmission gearbox that features an electronic shift interface. It distributes the torque output to the rear wheels, which further contributes for driving pleasure.
The car maker is currently offering it with a 6.8-litre petrol mill that complies with Euro 6 emission norms. On the city roads, it can deliver a mileage of 4.38 kmpl. However, it goes up to a maximum of 10.10 kmpl on highways.
Power of Bentley Mulsanne
Its petrol power-plant comprises of 8 cylinders and thirty two valves, which displaces 6752cc. This power plant is also incorporated with a twin power turbocharger that enhances its overall power output. It can develop a maximum power of 505bhp and yields a commanding torque output of 1020Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
Currently, it is being sold in one variant only and it is bestowed with a series of advanced equipments. It is equipped with an 8-inch high resolution color screen that offers controls and displays information as well. It is also integrated with a sophisticated central multimedia interface that comes has several convenience keys for instant access of telephone, navigation system and radio. The car is also blessed with a sophisticated Mulsanne audio system featuring 14-speakers, two sub-woofers and six channel amplifier, which delivers theater quality sound output. This facility also has connectivity ports for a Micro USB slot, iPod/iPhone, and even supports connectivity for Blackberry devices. At the same time, buyers can also opt for 'Niam for Bentley' premium surround audio system that includes rear seat entertainment package and a DVD player with 6-disc changer. This provides an ultimate entertainment for the occupants inside, while on the go. On the other hand, it is bestowed with a series of styling features that includes jewel fuel filler cap, veneered gear lever, bright stainless steel door pillar finisher, and steering wheel.
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Braking & Handling
A superior disc braking mechanism, is essential for stopping this massive car featuring a powerful V8 drive-train under the hood. Its front wheels are paired with a set of high performance disc brakes of size 400mm, while its rear ones have been coupled with 370mm diameter brake discs. These are further assisted by superior anti lock braking system that collaborates with hydraulic brake assist function and electronic brake force distribution that improve its overall mechanism. Beside these, it is also incorporated with an electronic stability control and traction control system that helps to improve the overall agility by minimizing the loss of traction. On the other hand, its front axle is fitted with a a double wishbone suspension system and its rear axle is skilfully paired with a multi-link system. This facility helps to improve its ability to absorb jerks caused on roads and eventually provides an unmatched driving comfort to the occupants. The company has also incorporated a Servotronic speed-sensitive power assisted steering facility that supports a minimum turning radius of 12.9 meters.
Safety & Security
This sophisticated vehicle is not just the most luxurious in its class, but it is also rated as one of the safest machines in its segment. It is blessed with several advanced facilities like intelligent driver's airbag, front passenger airbag with deactivation facility along with 3-point ELR seatbelts and ISOFIX child seat fixing with top tether points, which can minimize the risk of injury to the passengers in case of an accident. Like any other car, it too has an engine immobilizer device along with an interior volumetric alarm system that safeguards it from unauthorized access. On the other hand, it also has direct tyre pressure monitoring system along with battery conditioner with magnetic trickle charging points, powerful headlamps, parking sensors, automatic closing of door by speed, an inside rear view mirror, collapsible steering column, fire protection system, and several other such aspects. The manufacturer has constructed it with a sophisticated monocoque body structure using high strength steel featuring. It also includes side impact protection beams and energy absorbing crumple zones at front and rear, which offers unmatched protection to the occupants inside.
The brand is offering this variant with a stylish set of 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, which are embraced with 265/45 ZR 20 sized tubeless radial tyres. At the same time, it is also available with 21-inch alloy wheels as optional fitment. These rims are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 265/40 ZR 21, which offers superior grip on any road conditions.
1. Innovative comfort facilities add to its advantage.
2. The V8's power and performance is rather remarkable.
3. Majestic interior design with lavish seating arrangement.
4. Acceleration and pick up is at par with other competitors.
5. Customers are provided with ample options to personalize the interiors.
1. Lack of head-up display adds to its disadvantage.
2. Lack of proper dealership network is disappointing.
3. Massage and ventilation function can be present as standard.
4. Low ground clearance is a big drawback.
5. Price range is far more than other competitors.
Bentley Mulsanne price
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