New Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification Promises Sportier Look and Feel

Bentley will make its way to this year’s edition of the Geneva International Auto Salon in early March with a new edition of its Mulsanne limousine that resurrects the Mulliner nameplate, or to be more precise, the car is being called the ‘Mulliner Driving Specification’.

The VW Group-owned British automaker says the latest addition to the Mulsanne’s range targets customers looking “for a sportier look, feel and character,” though there are far less changes than what Bentley would like you to believe.

On the outside, there are newly designed 21-inch lightweight alloy rims with race-derived titanium fasteners and bright-finished rims wrapped around beefy 265/40 ZR21 tires. The wheels are available in both painted and polished finishes as well as with Bentley’s optional self-leveling badges.

The vents on the lower part of the front fenders are engraved with the Mulliner script, and that’s about it as far the exterior changes are concerned.

Inside, the extra opulence comes mainly from the new upholstery that keeps with the tradition of sportier Bentley’s as the leather hide on the front and rear seats and door casings features a bespoke Diamond Quilting pattern, complemented by an indented leather headlining.

Other upgrades include the drilled alloy accelerator and brake pedals and the new Mulliner treadplate plaques applied on the passenger door sills.

To account for the driving claim in the car’s name, the Drive Dynamics Control system that allows suspension and steering systems to be tuned to a preferred driving style, now features a bespoke ‘Sport’ setting, which Bentley says provides “enhanced grip, body control and steering accuracy, without compromising ride comfort”.

Under the hood, you’ll find the same 505bhp (512PS/377 kw) twin-turbocharged 6¾-litre V8 employed in the regular Mulsanne, which allows from a 0-60mph sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 184mph (296km/h).

“The Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of British motoring with unrivalled luxury and effortless performance,” commented Alasdair Stewart, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing “Now, the distinctly sporting accent of the new Mulliner Driving Specification provides an even greater degree of driving enjoyment without compromising the Mulsanne’s legendary comfort and refinement,” he added.

Along with the presentation of the Mulinner, Bentley announced the introduction of two new options for the Mulsanne range including a large tilt-opening, tinted glass sunroof and a specially designed, electrically operated bottle cooler that comes complete with hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes.



2020 Audi RS 6 Avant Revealed With 592 HP, Will Be Offered In America

The RS 6 Avant rockets from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover Could Debut In LA

The model is slated to be launched in 2020 and have a range in excess of 300 miles.

Audi Looks Very Interested In Bringing Avant Models To The U.S.

The upcoming Audi RS6 Avant is widely expected to be offered in the United States.

VW Ad Banned In UK For Stereotyping Women As Caregivers

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority says the ad presented gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.

Toyota Land Cruiser To Be Dropped In US After 2022?

If you want a hardcore Toyota, you might have to opt for one with a Lexus badge.

Fernando Alonso All But Confirms 2020 Dakar Rally Entry With Toyota

The two-time F1 world champion embarked on a five-month testing program with the Dakar-spec Toyota Hilux.

Limited Edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith Ready To Dazzle Europe

The Ghost Zenith Collection recently made its North American debut at Pebble Beach and will be made in just 50 units.

Chevrolet Offers $2500 Discount To Mustang Owners Who Switch To Camaros

Sales of the Camaro are well below those of the Challenger and Mustang, which has prompted GM to come up with this incentive.

Ford Looking To Secure Mondeo Evos Moniker, Should We Expect A New Model?

Interestingly, the name was first used on a concept car previewing Ford’s new design language eight years ago .

Rolls-Royce To Skip Plug-In Hybrids, Will Launch EV When “Time Is Right”

Rolls-Royce won’t follow in the footsteps of Bentley which plans to offer both plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.