The Bentley Mulsanne is the ultimate in the British automotive industry. It is tall, fast, refined and comfortable. This powerful and elegant car is unlike any other and features a remarkable 6.75-litre, 90-degree V8 engine, a brand new 505 hp engineering marvel that generates 1020 Nm of torque.
It houses a state-of-the-art driving dynamics management system that allows you to fine-tune suspension and steering control systems. The driving dynamics management system is available in three standard modes: a default ‘Bentley’ setting, a firmer ‘Sport’ setting and a softer ‘Comfort’ sets. A fourth mode, ‘Personalized’, allows you to ‘adjust’ your favourite driving style on the car. These settings are then stored in the keyless entry system as a custom choice.
Based on a 60 GB hard drive, the Mulsanne’s multimedia system can store several thousand of your favourite songs or images. It even includes two SD memory card slots and, in some markets, a phone SIM card slot.
The Mulsanne’s standard audio system comes with 14 speakers powered by six channels, digital sound processing and full compatibility with iPod® and MP3 players.
Bentley’s flagship cars have been powered by powerful V8 engines for over 50 years, and the Mulsanne is no exception. The exception is the performance of the dual turbocharged V8 engine hidden under the hood.
Every important component, from the forged crankshaft to the pistons, is now designed for an even more efficient engine response. To achieve this significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in addition to greater refinement and torque, the Mulsanne’s V8 has benefited from the introduction of two new control systems: cam phasing and, for the first time in the advanced automotive sector, variable displacement.
The variable displacement imperceptibly deactivates four cylinders when the car is travelling at cruising speed with a low load. But as soon as you depress the accelerator pedal, it discreetly puts all eight cylinders back into action. The overall result is a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of up to 15%. Not to mention the massive torque of 1,020 Nm