2016 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date, Msrp, Price, Interior – As Sam Graham – Mulsanne line director put it, “the Bentley isn’t just a Saturn V rocket that has been hand-curved from mahogany and gold; it is a testament to the carmakers art and craftsmanship”. Indeed the style of the Mulsanne will be a unique fusion of coachbuilt elegance, sportiness and solidity.
Reverberating the Bentley S-Type of the 1950’s, the new vehicle features a highly prominent, classic rounder inner headlights surrounded by chrome and a bold frontal design that is dominated by the classic Bentley matrix grille.
Additionally, the headlights are flanked by two smaller outboard clusters that feature the latest there is in lighting technology. Also, optionally available is the legendary Flying B retractable radiator mascot.
The short front overhang, long bonnet and a long rear overhang aid in conveying a sense of achievement and power, reinforced by sharply sculptured lines and muscular haunches which follow gracefully from the front fascia’s wings to the posterior ones. Below are uniquely designed 20” wheels which reinforce the vehicle’s sporting and powerful stance.
Engine Specs – 2016 Bentley Mulsanne
The new vehicle comes with a power that can be capable of powering a heavy-duty pick-up. That should not come as a surprise considering this is a Bentley made car. The Mulsanne comes with an equally impressive and powerful 6.75L V8 engine.
The pushrod mill comes with revised features which include the new control systems. With the engine comes a power output of around 505 hp and 752 pounds of torque, which get matched to an 8-speed auto transmission system and can conveniently be controlled by the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
And despite the efforts that have been plunged in making the vehicle a fuel saver, the Bentleys mass and firepower can’t redefine the laws of physics. The fuel economy checks in at 11/18 mpg in the city/highway.
Enabling a comfortable ride is the air suspension system incorporated by the Continuous Damping Control, which also reduces the vehicle’s height automatically at high speeds in order to reduce lift and also enhance its aerodynamic balance.
2016 Bentley Mulsanne Interior & Exterior Design
The vehicle’s cabin brings forth the latest technological features and old-world opulence together at the same time. According to Bentley, the vehicle takes approximately 90 hours to complete and comes fitted with leather hides, high quality mirror matched wood veneers, and hand finished stainless steel.
On the dashboard is an 8” multimedia screen that is located unobtrusively behind the electrically operated veneered door, while beneath sits an intricately designed leather lined media player stowage drawer with available ports for USB, iPod, Mini USB and a 3.5mm auxiliary input.
Other features that you will find in the Bentley include a personalized keyless entry system, keyless start, diamond quilted leather,14 speaker audio system, Naim audio system, Comfort Specification, and Entertainment Specification, etc.
Keeping the Mulsanne firmly planted in the ground is the unique set of 21” wheels that come complete with titanium fasteners. The two sets of wheels come in either painted or polished finishes, and can be equipped with the vehicle’s optional own-leveling wheel badges.
But the highlight of Mulsanne cabin’s Driving Specification is a rear-seat throttle cooler with enough space for two full-size Champagne bottles. The package, which is also provided for other Bentley models, features 3 hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne furrows. Additionally, a discerning eye will notice the flute design mirrors of the iconic Mulliner’s wheels spars.
Other exterior features of Mulsanne include daytime running lights, body-colour front and rear bumpers, double glazing, power liftgate, electric foldable mirrors, high pressure headlight cleaners, metallic paint, electric glass sunroof, tinted glass, rain sensor, etc.
Price & Release Date of the New Bentley Mulsanne 2016
The most significant highlights of the new Mulsanne, which we at All About Cars have noticed include; extremely fun driving dynamics, more torque than a Ferrari F-12, unparalleled comfort and luxury, and the craziest one – people build you things, just for driving it. Despite the show of might, glamour and opulence, a seasoned Bentley user might critique its infotainment system which is rather outdated in the modern era.
Expect the vehicle to go for sale with a price tag of around $303,000 for the base Mulsanne while the Speed Price specs will cost 338,325. The release date is expected to be somewhere before the close of the year. It goes without saying that the 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed trim is particularly an impressive hyper-luxury limousine.