Bentley Mulsanne revamp – 2016 Geneva Motor Show
So, there’s a Bentley Mulsanne revamp that was made public a few hours earlier. Basically, Bentley Motors has decided to completely revamp their “Mulsanne” by enlarging its spectrum. Not only is there a facelift for the Mulsanne, but they’ve also created two more models: The Bentley Mulsanne Speed & the Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase (from here on now, I’ll just call it the “Mulsanne EWB” to make it short). According to Bentley, their Mulsanne range “redefines driving luxury, with enhancements to the signature Mulsanne“. And I believe them! In this article, I’ll focus on the Mulsanne Speed (which is pretty awesome) as well as the Mulsanne EWB (which is a completely new model).
The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is the fastest in the Mulsanne family. Well, with a name like that, it better be, or there would’ve been something really fishy going on. I believe the Mulsanne Speed is the “sportsy” one, with performances that compare to a very decent sports car. It does the 0-100km/h in 4,9 seconds with a top speed of 305km/h. That’s definitely not bad for 3200kg monster (that’s 3,2 tons…)! The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is more aimed towards the “drivers” – people who DO get behind the wheel, yet have high expectations about being comfortable. Obviously, we’re still talking about a Mulsanne here, which means luxurious interior and comfort taken to a whole new level. And even though I have never been in one to check myself, I’m fairly confident Bentley does a very good job at being comfortable. After all, the Mulsanne is Bentley’s “top of the line” range, their most luxurious & comfortable model.
The Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase (“Mulsanne EWB”) is something I can’t believe Bentley hadn’t done before (and if they did, I guess I missed it – guilty as charged). It’s THE ultimate luxury car for the brand, the nec plus ultra, the best of the best. It’s designed for the most demanding customers who aren’t necessarily into driving the car themselves, but more into being driven. This Bentley Mulsanne revamp makes total sense to me.
Without losing too much performance, the Mulsanne EWB is designed for relaxation and ultimate comfort when you’re in the back seat, with the ability to control absolutely everything from back there. The way I see it, this car will be bought by busy businessmen who have commutes, it’s an incredible work environment. Among many other new things, it has 250mm of extra legroom in the rear cabin. Just like the Rolls Royce Phantom EWB before it, it seems Bentley is also going to play a role in those massive luxurious boats for the road. The more space you have, the better you feel inside a car: like you’re owning the world. Also, I’m sure that extra leg-room always makes basketball players happy.