2010 Bentley Mulsanne review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 , 06:03:00 byVeronica

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Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley developed the new Mulsanne, a model that reaffirms the intent of the carmaker to create a new flagship with refined performance, unparalleled levels of interior luxury and coach building skills to the fore. The design is a unique combination of sportiness, coach-built elegance and solidity. The Mulsanne features a bold frontal design dominated by the traditional Bentley matrix grille and highly prominent, classic round inner headlamps with chrome surrounds, smaller outboard, lamp clusters, all featuring the latest in lighting technology. The body is produced in a new manufacturing facility in Crew at the headquarters of Bentley, where traditional metalworking skills are still used extensively during the nine-week build process. Bentley customers have a world of infinite choice when commissioning their cars. There are over 100 paint colors in the range that include everything from unusual heritage colors, special satin and pearl-scent finishes and duo-tone combinations. For the interior, the carmaker offers a multimedia system with 60GB hard disc drives satellite navigation, audio/video, personal data, telephone, Bluetooth connectivity and a lot more. A personalized keyless entry system allows multiple pre-programmed configurations and automatically sets radio stations, phone book, seat, steering column and seatbelt settings. The Bentley interior design team has continued to develop and evolve the luxurious interiors for which their cars are renowned, based on a large-scale, research program to identify the classic signature features that have defined Bentleys from the 1920s to the present day. In terms of power, the latest targets of the carmaker can only be achieved with a totally revised version of the 6 3/4 -liter V8 engine. To achieve a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, the Mulsanne V8 sees the introduction of two new control systems: cam plashing and variable displacement. This new engine is capable of developing 512 PS and 1020 Nm of torque. All the power is being sent to the wheels through a new 8-speed automatic transmission.