Just in time for the Geneva Motor Show Bentley revealed a new face-lifted version of its Mulsanne flagship saloon. Boasting new looks, technologies and features, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne facelift is out for Maybach blood.
The new super deluxe super saloon launches in three guises of Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase models. They all share the same 6¾-litre V8 engine with 512 PS (505 bhp / 377 kW) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb.ft) of torque which now has cylinder de-activation and variable cam phasing, but still not what you call efficient. Performance figures for this engine include 5.1 seconds to 60 mph and a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h), except for the 537 PS Speed version which takes 4.8 seconds to reach 60 and can hit 190 mph.
As for the looks, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne gets a complete makeover with new fenders, bonnet, radiator shell, grilles, lights and front and rear bumpers. Just like the old model, it’s hardly a beautiful look, but it has presence like nothing else. Inside the cabin the new stuff include redesigned seats, new door trims and armrests, unique glass switchgear and an industry-leading palette of 24 exquisite hide colours, in addition to the existing handcrafted wood, leather and metal fittings.
It may look somewhat retro, but 2017 Bentley Mulsanne packs a lot of technology features, such as a completely new infotainment system and navigation with an 8” display and 60GB hard drive, Blind Spot Warning system, Advanced Automatic Stability Control, Android tablets for the rear passenger, Airline seats in the long wheelbase models, air suspension system with Continuous Damping Control (CDC), and…