Bentley unveils latest luxury model

LUXURY car maker Bentley has relaunched its flagship Mulsanne model with three variants.

Hand-made at is Crewe factory, which employs 4,000 people,  Bentley says the updated Mulsanne represents everything it “knows about building the world’s most powerful, most luxurious cars.”

The new models are the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, has an extra 25 cm of rear legroom, airline-style extending legrests and a rear compartment sunroof.

The Mulsanne Speed, meanwhile, packs a 530 bhp amd can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph.

The entire front-end style of the car (forward of the A pillar) has been completely redesigned. The bumpers,  bonnet, radiator shell, grilles, lights – and bumpers fore and aft – have all been updated, giving the car a more modern and integrated appearance.

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 uniquely Bentley blend of luxury and performance.

“The three distinct handcrafted models now available each offer customers something different. 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.”

The new Mulsanne range will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show between 1 and 13 March 2016. First customer deliveries will begin in the summer.