The Mulsanne Speed is focused on the needs of those who enjoy driving their car and want to appreciate the full potential of the Mulsanne’s power. With all the luxurious craftsmanship of the Mulsanne plus added sports styling and enhanced performance, it is the most dynamic, most exquisite expression of the powerful luxury for which Bentley stands.
The Mulsanne Speed has been updated inside and out, as has its sister model, the Mulsanne. The range is now completed with the introduction of a third, completely new model, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase.
The Mulsanne Speed is instantly recognisable, with a number of visible changes to the front and the rear of the car. The grilles, brightware, headlamp clusters and rear lamps have all been revised for a sleeker appearance.
Wider, Redesigned Face
The redesigned radiator grille sits directly in front of the familiar Bentley matrix grille, its stainless steel vertical vanes spreading further across the front of the car than in earlier models. The lower grilles and the front bumper are also wider than on the previous incarnation of the Mulsanne, making the car appear closer to the road.
Darker ‘Speed’ Brightware
The front grille houses a dark tint matrix behind the new vanes, a theme carried through to the dark tint metal of the Bentley Flying ‘B’ wing vents and even the new dark tint lamp clusters, making it easy to distinguish Mulsanne Speed from its siblings.
Beneath the bonnet lies a newly re-engineered 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Designed to boost power, torque and acceleration, it can propel the Mulsanne Speed to 60mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a phenomenal top speed of 190mph (305 km/h).
Sporting Details Throughout
Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever lend a dynamic edge to the opulence of the Mulsanne Speed’s handcrafted interior, while thoughtful touches abound, such as knurled chrome surfaces to prevent fingers from slipping on the organ stop air vents and a coined finish on the insides of the door handles.
Updated Headlamp Technology
The design of the headlamp cluster is retained from the previous generation Mulsanne Speed, however the outboard secondary lamps have been moved upwards by a few millimetres, to align them with the lower rims of the main lamps, for a sleeker look. The washers now emerge from bright chrome discs in the centre of the daylight-running LED secondary lamps, to give a clean, uninterrupted look. Built-in light sensors and GPS integration enable the headlamps to operate automatically, with four different light modes, optimised for urban roads, country lanes, motorways and situations where the traditional main beam is required.
Striking Bentley Flying ‘B’ Rear Lamps
At the rear of the car,the light clusters glow with the three-dimensional form of the Bentley Flying ‘B’, while during the day, the ‘Speed’ dark tint is clearly visible on the reflective surfaces inside each lamp.
Intuitive Digital Technology
Set into the sleek veneers of the dashboard, an 8" touch screen controls the infotainment and vehicle systems, with 4G connectivity for faster response times, an improved user experience, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay. Google Maps*, satellite imagery and Street View* bring a new dimension to the navigation system, allowing the driver to see routes, junctions and destinations. Mobile phones and tablets can be connected to the car via Bluetooth, or the USB ports in either the Media Drawer or the glove box, allowing them to be charged while sharing their data. An in-car Wi-Fi hotspot provides high speed* access for eight such devices.
Rear Seat Entertainment System
The optional Bentley Theatre rear seat entertainment system features twin 10.4” touch screen tablets. Deployed electrically from within the backs of the front seats, they provide access to many of the car’s systems for back seat passengers, including journey and vehicle data, games, digital music and even DVDs. Thanks to the in-car WiFi, video calling, media streaming and cloud-based services are also available. The tablets can also be removed from the car.
Exterior Colours And Veneer Options
Two new wood veneer options have been added to the range: Liquid Amber and Dark Stained Madrona. New exterior paint colours include Rose Gold and Julep.