2017 Bentley Mulsanne Bound for Dealerships This Summer: 2016 Geneva Auto Show | Edmunds

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Bound for Dealerships This Summer: 2016 Geneva Auto Show


GENEVA — The redesigned 2017 Bentley Mulsanne ultra-luxury sedan will arrive at Bentley dealerships this summer, following a global debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show in March.

A key part of the redo is the addition of a 2017 Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase model that Bentley said "provides a first-class air-travel experience for the road."  Details include electronic leg rests, standard electric curtains and optional deployable tables.

The Bentley model range now is made up of the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase models.

Bentley released photos and technical specifications on the 2017 Mulsanne on Tuesday, but did not announce pricing.

The front end of the 2017 Mulsanne received an extensive redesign, said to give it a "more modern and integrated appearance," according to the automaker.

The Bentley flagship also gets redesigned seats, new door trim and armrests and a choice of 24 hide colors for the cabin, along with a new touchscreen infotainment system with haptic controls.

A pair of Bentley Entertainment Tablets — Android devices with 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth — are tucked into the backs of the front seats.

The carryover engine is a 6.75-liter V8 linked to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The engine delivers 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque in the Mulsanne and 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque in the Mulsanne Speed. The 0-60-mph sprint in the Mulsanne takes place in 5.1 seconds and the car has a top speed of 184 mph.

The upgraded Mulsanne Speed improves those numbers to 4.9 seconds and 190 mph.

Bentley says it takes about 400 hours to build a Mulsanne.

The 2017 Mulsanne rollout coincided with word from Rolls-Royce that it is replacing the Rolls-Royce Phantom and dropping the coupe and drophead coupe models of the car. The Mulsanne competes against the Phantom.

Edmunds says: Luxury car shoppers who can also afford a chauffeur will want to take a closer look at the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase model.

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