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(from Bentley Press
Release) ENHANCED SPECIFICATION FOR THE BENTLEY MULSANNE - THE
ULTIMATE GRAND TOURER
• New suite of
communication and entertainment system options
• Enhanced rear cabin comfort
• New paint and hide colours extend palette for unrivalled
• Bespoke hand-made Mulsanne Fitted Luggage
• Debut at Geneva International Salon d’Auto
(Crewe, 22nd January
2013). Bentley is introducing a range of new luxury features to its
flagship model, the Mulsanne, which make their debut at the Geneva
International Salon d’Auto in March, with customer orders commencing
A new Comfort Specification, including comfort headrests, footrests
and duck down filled loose cushions has also been introduced to
reaffirm Mulsanne’s reputation as a truly bespoke grand tourer.
Additional enhancements include privacy curtains, which promise to
broaden the experience for the Mulsanne rear cabin occupants,
allowing them to maximise work or rest as they travel.
An Entertainment Specification incorporates the latest in
technological developments, with picnic tables designed for an iPad
and wireless keyboard, with the cabin of the Mulsanne becoming a
Other additions include three new paint options, extending the
Mulsanne palette, and new bespoke fitted luggage.
Commenting on the new range of options for the Mulsanne, Member of
the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales Mr Kevin Rose, said:
“The new features of the Mulsanne blend striking design with the
latest in technology integration, enabling our pinnacle model to
offer the grandest of touring experiences. The Mulsanne presents
unrivalled luxury and effortless performance, and these enhancements
will help broaden the appeal of the Mulsanne in new and emerging
Comfort and convenience
The new Comfort
Specification includes new comfort headrests, with manually
adjustable wings for lateral support to aid relaxation when
chauffeur-driven. The super-soft headrests are designed to fold
neatly, avoiding any creasing of the hide, while also extending
lower than standard headrests to ensure maximum comfort for an even
greater range of passenger statures.
New footrests are now available, trimmed in flat-cut cabin carpet
and hide to match each individual vehicle. Designed to blend in and
provide unobtrusive additional comfort, especially when rear seats
are reclined. The footrests can be stowed under the front seats when
not in use.
Seat comfort is extended with fine duck down filled loose cushions,
trimmed using the same traditionally-tanned hide as the seats,
included with the Comfort Specification. The design incorporates
Bentley Winged Emblems, but also bespoke stitching or piping can be
Further cabin revisions have been made, with a new rear door armrest
storage compartment introduced as standard. This hide-lined
compartment, in each rear door, can conveniently hold mobile phones,
personal items or Bluetooth headphones for Rear Seat Entertainment.
Whether relaxing or
working in the luxurious surroundings of the rear cabin, privacy can
be attained through the touch of a button, with new privacy curtains
offered as a Crewe-fitted option. Controlled from the driving seat
or rear compartment via the window-lift switches, the curtains are
fully integrated into the rear doors and rear windscreen surround.
Available in either Black or Ivory, the soft, opaque material gives
the rear cabin a feeling of opulence and complete privacy, via
one-touch operation with anti-trap protection.
Entertainment on demand
The new Crewe-fitted
Entertainment Specification option offers a full menu of
communication, entertainment and information, with rear picnic
tables designed for an iPad and wireless keyboard.
Once deployed, the picnic tables reveal a smooth hide-trimmed
writing surface, and at the touch of a button, the surface lifts to
reveal a dedicated space for an iPad and keyboard, ready to connect
to a web browser via the on-board Wi-Fi router.
Crafted in solid metal, fine veneer and hide, the tables feature an
adjustable screen angle with an anti-trap sensor to protect fingers.
An iPad can be charged when the ignition is on, yet is fully
detachable but also out of sight once stowed.
The Entertainment Specification is further enhanced with twin, eight
inch LCD headrest screens, incorporating a 20 GB hard drive and DVD
player, played through a ‘Naim for Bentley’ premium audio system,
while two sets of Bluetooth headphones and a remote control puts the
power in the hands of the occupants.
Connectivity at the touch of a
Connectivity is boosted
with the introduction of a Wi-Fi router with a high speed Universal
Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) phone module and SIM card
reader, located in the glove box, providing a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot
for internet access which can be accessed by eight Wi-Fi enabled
There is a dedicated antenna housed in the boot lid, outside of the
vehicle’s steel frame, giving improved signal strength versus a
Extending the palette
leading choice of colours are three new additions to the palette,
Dark Cashmere, Portofino and Damson.
Dark Cashmere is a versatile and sophisticated warm grey, while
Portofino takes a new slant on Pale Sapphire, an already highly
successful Bentley colour. Lastly, Damson is a rich, opulent colour
with a velvet quality, deep tones and the subtle sparkle of rare
There are also three additional hide colours, Damson, Saffron and
Brunel. Damson is a rich, dark red designed to complement the new
Damson paint, while Saffron is a warm, rich colour inspired by
saffron bread. Finally, Brunel is a warm technical grey, designed to
perfectly complement exterior colours in the grey and blue spectrum.
Bespoke Mulsanne Fitted Luggage
Intended for the
discerning traveller, a range of bespoke Mulsanne luggage pieces
hand made by renowned Italian luggage specialists Schedoni are now
The full collection is made of six pieces, two large cases, two
small cases and two foldable garment bags. The overall shape of the
luggage is inspired by the inner door panel design of the car, with
the frame surrounding the main side panels echoing the main feature
frame of the door with its characteristic twin ridge.
The frame also serves to neatly guide the luggage in position into
the boot of the car whilst also protecting the handle.
The pieces are hand-made to customer’s specification, featuring
monogram Bentley lining and embossed Bentley logos on the main
panels and use the same hides that go into a Bentley car. The items
can be purchased as a full 6 piece set, single or multiple bags.
The architecture of the luggage allows the possibility to offer a
colour split between the frame and the main panel. Each set can be
colour personalised, matching the primary hide colour of the
interior of the car or the secondary, or even combining both.