New Bentley Mulsanne family makes world debut at Geneva 2016
Bentley has unveiled its new Mulsanne model range, which reaches even greater heights of luxury and performance and sets a new benchmark for rear-seat passenger comfort, at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 on the 1st of March.
Handcrafted in Crewe, the new range comprises the Mulsanne, the performance-focused Mulsanne Speed and the all-new, ultra-luxurious Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase with extended rear passenger leg room and airline-style seats.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Mulsanne is the epitome of Bentley’s DNA – exquisite, individual and powerful. It defines luxury in the automotive world and offers a unique Bentley blend of luxury and performance.
“The three distinct handcrafted models are now available. The Mulsanne, with its understated elegance and sporting purpose, remains the consummate luxury limousine; the Mulsanne Speed is the pinnacle of luxury and performance thanks to its immense power, torque and refinement; and now the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, with its extraordinary airline-style seats and rear-passenger bias, becomes the new benchmark in automotive comfort.”
Bentley also unveiled an important new addition to its Flying Spur range, the Flying Spur V8 S. Sitting between the current Flying Spur V8 and the family flagship W12 model, the performance-focused V8 S develops 528 PS and 680 Nm.
Complementing this impressive performance, a new responsive suspension tuning for the Flying Spur V8 S improves handling and body control. The exterior of the Flying Spur V8 S features dark and sporting revisions. Bentley’s iconic matrix grille is Beluga Gloss as standard with an exclusive body-coloured insert which, along with optional dark-tint front lamps and a Beluga gloss rear diffuser, gives the Flying Spur V8 S a dramatic on-road presence.
Also making its debut at Geneva was the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner, showcasing the ultimate expression of bespoke automotive luxury, craftsmanship, individualisation and refinement. The Mulsanne Grand Limousine is one metre longer and 79 mm taller than Bentley’s new Mulsanne and features a unique interior with private-aviation-style seating configuration in the rear cabin. Read more about the Mulsanne Grand Limousine here.
Bentley’s New Motorsport Collection also debuts on the Geneva Motor Show Bentley stand. Inspired by the Continental GT3 and its impact on the world of motorsport, each piece is created to embody the thrill and energy of the sport, blending contemporary design with the finest materials and craftsmanship.
From the trackside style and comfort of our ladies’ and gents’ clothing, to the distinctive designs of our backpacks and lanyards, this new collection is a celebration of the exhilaration of racing – and a sporting heritage that spans decades.