2017 Bentley Mulsanne: speed of a car and comfort of a yacht

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Car brand Bentley has long since become synonymous with the status and financial well-being, it is not surprising that the presentation of new models are expected not only to successful businessmen, but also the whole automotive community. I was no exception and the prime minister updated version of its flagship Mulsanne sedan 2017 model series, which was held at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. As the manufacturer says, the novelty has received a large number of improvements, from the appearance and finishing interiors and technical characteristics, which made the car not only the most “relaxing” for the passengers of the second row of seats, but also one of the best cars for the driver.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne release date

Stewart McCulloch, who served as one of the leaders of the British automaker, said that the new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne – a stylish, fast-moving, technologically advanced car with a classic aristocratic appearance, which has been traditionally designed for maximum comfort for the rear passengers. This McCulloch said that shame is not to sit in a car behind the wheel, and to use only the services of the driver. And it’s hard not to agree, as the Mulsanne while driving, do not need to hurry and something to prove to someone, you can simply enjoy the comfort, luxury and driving pleasure.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne release date

The official start of sales of the car is planned for the end of 2016 – beginning of 2017

Release date: late 2016 – early 2017

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2017 Bentley Mulsanne redesign

2017 Bentley Mulsanne price

The pricing for new Mulsanne is not disclosed, but it is undoubtedly will be extremely high – not less than $ 300,000

2017 Bentley Mulsanne exterior

Immediately worth mention that his name was not accidental sedan. Name Mulsanne – this is the name of the segment direct on the racetrack Sarte, on the end part of which develop vehicles for maximum track speed. That is why, in spite of its aristocracy, the car is deprived of sports style, swiftness and power.

At first glance it may seem that new Bentley Mulsanne received minor exterior changes, but in fact the transformation more than important – it is a new front and rear bumper, an enlarged and received a new pattern grille with pronounced vertical stripes of polished steel, LED rear and front optics, as well as new trim on the front air intakes, resembling letter “B”.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne exterior

To reduce the weight of car engineers are actively used various aluminum alloys, which are made of bumpers, bonnet and doors. Overall, the car was able to maintain the style of its predecessor (the long, elongated hood and sloping feed), though more modern and dynamic.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne interior

Salon Bentley Mulsan 2016-2017 years – a true work of art. The company’s designers have sought to implement it in a spirit of representational vehicles 20-ies of the last century. Here there is a large amount of natural wood inserts of hand-polished stainless steel and leather. By the way, the buyer is entitled to choose one of 24 leather colors, 13 kinds of veneers and piano black finish, or even natural stone that looks elegant and very unusual. The manufacturer focuses on the fact that the creation of the interior plastic is not used, and where it was before, it was replaced with a sapphire crystal. When you create a skin seats used exclusively bovine leather as Cow is less strength and durability. Figure wooden surfaces is selected in such a way that it was absolutely identical to both right and left, whereby there is a feeling that the instrument panel is made of one single piece of wood

2017 Bentley Mulsanne interior

Traditionally, car companies all interior parts are made and assembled by hand, at the same time to finish one cabin goes, at least 170 hours.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne equipment

Despite its severity, the interior of the new Bentley Mulsanne is not without many “chips”. Thus, the interior has got an 8-inch touch screen multimedia system, 14 high-quality audio speakers, 2200 watt amplifier and two 10-inch removable plates that are mounted in the front seat backrests. We should also note the presence of Bluetooth, 4G and Wi-Fi, as well as integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allows to bring “communication” with the car to a whole new level of technology.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne equipment

In addition to the multimedia component, the machine is equipped with a large number of active and passive safety systems, including a tracking system for the blind zone, automatic front optics, Stability, and more. Do not forget about the company and the driver, who got a chair with a lot of adjustment, heating, ventilation and cooling system, and even a massage.

For the long version (Extended Wheelbase) the buyer will be able to order a further special folding tables and exclusive panoramic roof that adds an already rather big cabin spaciousness. Moreover, on request Bentley is ready to release a 6-seater version of the Mulsanne, where two rows of rear seats are arranged opposite each other.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne specs

In addition to high-quality and cutting-edge interior Mulsan 2017 Bentley received some interesting specifications. Thus, the base machine (standard and long-wheelbase versions) will be offered with a 512-horsepower engine to 6.75 L, which is a couple of 8-step “automatic” last generation. Curiously, this powerplant has more than 50 years of history, and it is gradually being improved and adjusted to perfection, so that the machine can now be dispersed to hundred for 5.3 seconds (Extended Wheelbase of 5.5 seconds). Maximum declared speed is a little less than 300 km / h, that for such a marker and frankly heavy vehicle looks impressive.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne engine

Speed version is equipped with the same V8, but only increased to 537 hp return (torque is 1 100 Nm vs. 1020 Nm in the standard version). Sports sedan version reaches 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds, with its speed limiter at 305 km / h.

Despite the impressive size and power of the power plant, the average fuel consumption is 16.9 liters acceptable. Car rear-wheel drive, equipped with special air suspension that can operate in several modes: “individual”, “comfort” and “sport” that allows you to configure the style of any sedan driver.

Updated Mulsanne is a perfect sample of DNA Bentley. This exquisite, powerful and unique car, which combines uncompromising luxury, dynamic style and durability inherent in all models of the company.

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