Full details of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne are out, after the ‘agonizing’ wait we’ve had to endure. Once again, the new Mulsanne is a testament to the ultimate expression of British automotive luxury. Judging from the excitement that it has aroused within and without industry quarters, everything seems alive for the British brand. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
Even after the uncertainty that was brought about by the Brexit, Bentley seems to have a well-calculated move that has seen interest for the Mulsanne surge further. A first for Mulsanne, it now comes in three flavors: the “normal” Mulsanne, Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, and the Mulsanne Speed. All the three iterations showcase Bentley’s refinement, superior craftsmanship, and attention to detail.
Furthermore, each is specifically constructed with some form of superiority attribute in mind. The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, for instance, offers one of the most relaxing atmosphere environment in the world thanks to the combination of features such as a rear compartment sunroof, and airline-style extending leg-rests with an additional 250 mm of rear legroom. Meanwhile, the Mulsanne Speed 2017, is tailored for the pedal-centric driver who wants nothing short of an exhilarating performance. To wit, the Mulsanne Speed top speed stands at 190 mph, and gets from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds courtesy of the whopping 505 horsepower and 752 lbs. ft. of torque generated by the 6.75L V8 juggernaut engine beneath its hood.
When it comes to styling, the Mulsanne offers the best the British craftsmanship has to offer at this day and age. Styling revisions are intricately executed to make it unique over its existing iteration. The front fascia has completely been redesigned, and this includes the lights, grilles, radiator shell, bonnet, and the fenders. The rear too, comes with updates to the bumper. The result of all this ‘superior design ‘madness’ is a more modern and integrated appearance.
When we come to the Bentley Mulsanne interior, occupants will without the doubt, find the redesigned seats, 24 exquisite hide colors, unique glass switchgear, new door trims, and armrests, and leather and metal fittings, fascinating. In addition to all these, the new vehicle also comes with a new touchscreen infotainment system, and a suite of innovative, cutting-edge technologies.
Competition is offered by the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, which comes equipped with a 6.6l V12 engine able to provide it with a walloping 562 hp and 575 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is enough to get the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds – a 0-2 seconds’ improvement over the Bentley Mulsanne.
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date & Price
When it comes to these crucial info – release date and price – rumor has it that the Bentley Mulsanne price starts from around $300,000. When will it go for sale? Well, we too are in the dark on this, but whispers within the industry allege the new vehicle will be offered sometime in early 2017.
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Exterior
The front fascia of the vehicle has been redesigned from ground up. Relative to the existing model, the vertical-vane grille has grown by over 80 mm on its width. On the sides are LED headlights that automatically adjust according to the prevailing conditions and feature a greatly increased night vision. Other changes on the exterior include a one-piece bonnet, radiator shell, and bumper, redesigned taillights and bumper, and discreet chrome-capped headlight washers.
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Interior
Well, with a reputation for offering the finest automotive interior in the world. The 2017 Mulsanne stays true to this course by offering sumptuous soft-touch leather interior, high-tech gadgetry, responsive interface, and comfort amenities that are benchmark setters. Some of the features to expect include Quilted and Fluted styles, single or duo-tone finishes, a choice of 24 hide colors, deep-pile carpets, traditional knurled controls, unique glass switchgears, and bright-polished stainless steel.
As of this writing, three trims are offered for the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne: base, Speed, and the EWB. A full Mulsanne Convertible review is offered elsewhere on our blog.
Under the hood of the Bentley Mulsanne 2017 is a familiar 6.78L V8 engine behemoth that ensures a 0-60 mph run takes 4.9 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 190 mph courtesy of the 505 horsepower and 752 lbs. ft. of torque generated beneath the hood.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 8.6 in. (128.6 in.)
Length: 18 ft. 3.5 in. (219.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.8 in. (75.8 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5977 lbs
Top Speed: 190 mph
0-60: 4,9 sec
MPG: 11/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine Green, Alpine Green/Light Emerald, Amber, Anthracite, Beluga (Solid), Black Crystal, Black Sapphire, Black Sapphire/Pale Sapphire,Havana, Heather, Ice, Kingfisher…
Towing Capacity: N/A
With a starting price point in the region of $300K MSRP, it is only natural to expect an all-rounded vehicle that makes no concessions in its quest to offer the best there-is. As such, value is also offered when it comes to safety. A myriad of technologies are offered to help safeguard occupants’ safety from any unprecedented impacts. Check back for the government’s take on the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne’s crash impact safety report on its release date.