The Bentley Mulsanne is a full-size luxury car that was manufactured by Bentley from 2010 to 2020. The car is named after the Mulsanne Straight of the Le Mans racing circuit, where Bentley have raced many of its cars throughout history. Designed to replace the Rolls-Royce based Arnage, the Mulsanne was the first flagship car to be independently designed by Bentley Motors since W.O. Bentley’s 8 litre model in 1930.

Mulsanne (2010–2020)

The first Mulsanne produced, with chassis number 00001, was sold in 2009 at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction for US$500,000 (US$550,000 after buyer premium) to an undisclosed bidder. Deliveries in England began in Summer 2010.

Features include stainless steel knobs on the dashboard which control the vent plungers, which are electronic micro switches that control electric servos. The feedback remains that of a metal rod to control the damper.

Customers have a choice of 114 exterior colours, 21 carpet colours, nine wood veneers, and 24 interior leather hides, as well as a choice to specify a customized colour scheme. The rear seating area may be configured to accommodate either 2 or 3 passengers. A Naim Audio 2,200 watt audio system with MP3, Bluetooth, and an MMI capability is optional.

Winter accessories were introduced in 2011. In 2012, several new features were made available on the 2013 model year; a new optional Bentley-designed luxury bottle cooler and rear cabin storage area, three flutes with white LED accent lighting (designed by David Redman of London), 21-inch five-spoke Sports alloy wheels and optional tinted glass sunroof in the front cabin.

Engine: 6.75 L twin-turbocharged Rolls-Royce – Bentley L-series V8

Transmission: 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic

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