Bentley To Introduce New Mulliner Edition of Mulsanne
2012 Geneva Auto Show
2012 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Bentley is rolling out the new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
- It has 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying "B" side vents, and sport suspension and steering settings.
- Two new options available for all versions of the Mulsanne include a large tilt-opening, tinted-glass sunroof and an electrically operated bottle cooler, complete with hand-blown and hand-cut lead-crystal champagne flutes.
CREWE, England — Bentley, the Volkswagen group's ultra-luxury British brand, is rolling out the new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
This interpretation showcases 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying "B" side vents, and sport suspension and steering settings that provide enhanced grip, body control and steering accuracy. Drilled aluminum pedals underscore the car's sporting character.
This edition of the Mulsanne boasts Bentley's 6.75-liter V8 engine, with a 0-60-mph sprint time of just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.
Two new options for all versions of the Mulsanne speak more to the luxury end: a large tilt-opening, tinted-glass sunroof with an Alcantara shade and an electrically operated bottle cooler, complete with hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes.
The bottle cooler hides discreetly in the backseat. It has space for two full-size champagne bottles in a canted position, allowing opened bottles to be placed back in the cooler. With one touch of a button, the frosted glass door quietly slides open to reveal three hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes, bathed in white LED accent lighting. These flutes have been created exclusively for Bentley by the renowned British designer David Redman of London, and echo the racing-spoke design of the Mulsanne's 21-inch alloy wheels.
Base prices haven't been announced, but the standard Mulsanne begins at about $285,000.
Edmunds.com says: Speed and sporty style — Bentley's winning formula for decades.