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For the new sportier Mulsanne, the Drive Dynamics Control system, which
allows suspension and steering systems to be tuned to a preferred driving style,
now has a unique 'Sport' setting. Operated by the rotary switch mounted next to
the gearshift selector, the new 'Sport' settings provide enhanced grip, body
control and steering accuracy without compromising ride comfort.
Inside the Mulsanne's sumptuous cabin Bentley's styling team have created a
bespoke, driver-focused look and feel for the Mulliner Driving Specification. In
keeping with the tradition of sporting Bentleys, the leather hide on the front
and rear seats and door casings features an intricate Diamond Quilting pattern,
complemented by an indented leather headlining.
A new and bespoke hide perforation process, developed specifically for the
Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification, produces perforations in exact diamond
shapes with non-perforated 'tramlines' in between. This allows Bentley's
seamstresses to produce perfect stitching every time without risk of distortion
and means that it can now be combined with the optional seat ventilation system.
Throughout the cabin, Crewe's craftsmen and women have ensured that even purely
functional controls are beautifully executed. The unique 'knurled' or 'coined'
surface finish of the cool-metal interior door handles, 'Organ Stop' air
ventilation controls and gear lever provide a highly tactile experience while
giving extra grip. The leather gear lever is also hand-finished with a
Baseball-style cross stitch - another example of Bentley's famed attention to
For confident, spirited driving, the accelerator and brake pedals of the
Mulliner Driving Specification are made from drilled alloy. Beautifully crafted,
each one of the raised grips on the pedals is individually polished. As a
finishing touch to the cabin, Mulliner treadplate plaques are applied to the
vertical surface of the driver and front passenger door sills.
In common with all Mulsannes, customers of the Mulliner Driving Specification
have the opportunity to create a truly bespoke car from a palette of over 100
paint colors, a virtually limitless choice of unbleached premium quality veneers
(with two marquetry options) and a selection of 22 leather hides.
Commenting on the new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification, Alasdair Stewart,
Bentley's Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing:
"The Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of British motoring with unrivalled luxury
and effortless performance. 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."
Exquisite Bottle Cooler and Sunroof Options Introduced for All Mulsannes
In addition to the new Mulliner Driving Specification, Bentley is announcing
enhancements to the specification of the Mulsanne's optional feature
specification. All Mulsanne modelsmay now be specified with an exquisitely
detailed, Bentley-designed, luxury bottle cooler and rear cabin storage area
with space for two full-size Champagne bottles in a canted position, allowing
opened bottles to be placed back in the cooler.
With one touch of a button, the frosted glass door quietly slides open to reveal
three hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes, displayed
beautifully by the white LED accent lighting. These flutes have been exclusively
created for Bentley by the renowned British designer, David Redman of London and
echo the racing spoke design of the Mulsanne's 21" 5-spoke Sports alloy wheel.
The flutes can be placed in the bespoke-design bright chrome holders that deploy
from the centre seat cushion. These also adapt cleverly to work as normal cup
holders when required. As is traditional at Bentley, the bottle cooler and flute
holders are discreetly concealed when not in use and the elegant design of the
cooling system means that no boot space is compromised.
The cabin of the Mulsanne is whisper-quiet, utilizing the latest double-glazing
and sound-proofing technologies to isolate it from the hectic world. However,
should you want to let the outside in, there is now the option of a large
tilt-opening, tinted glass sunroof in the front cabin. It floods the cabin with
light and gives an extra dimension of space, providing additional ventilation
while avoiding the security risk of open windows.
The ultra-slim sunroof mechanism retains the Mulsanne's fast, sweeping roof
profile with negligible effect on cabin headroom. To provide welcome shade on
the hottest days, a color-matched Alcantara blind closes quietly at the touch of
Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications