The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is the flagship sedan by Bentley and regardless to say, this large luxury sedan has everything that you would wish for in a luxury vehicle. Beautifully crafted and amazingly powerful, the new Mulsanne promises to bring great comfort and high performance.
There are many standout features of this sedan, but the fact that this is one of the finest handmade car simply overtakes everything else. In this day and age, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is a handmade car that brings the perfect combination of luxury and performance in a very attractive package.
The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is already available in the UAE with its two trim levels i.e. the base Mulsanne sedan and the Mulsanne Speed. However, this luxury sedan comes with multiple options for the luxury features and design elements that you can choose to take up to further improve the look of the vehicle.
To make the 2017 model standout, the designers and engineers at Bentley have redesigned the front of the sedan to make it look more modern, yet at the same time, still retain that classically sculpted look. The designers have ensured that the new design is homogenized with the old one so that we still have the familiar Mulsanne look even though the car has been redesigned somewhat.
If you are interested in the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne, then here is a review of this luxury sedan that will give a closer look at the performance, design, luxury elements, technology and its price in the UAE.
Performance of 2017 Bentley Mulsanne
The performance of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is promised to be unrivalled and best it has ever been. The engineers at Bentley have added a big engine to this luxury sedan so that it can generate big power and amazing handling at the same time.
Since this is a flagship luxury sedan, Bentley has powered it by a 6.75-litre V8 twin turbo engine that is powerful enough to generate 512 horsepower and a torque of 752 lb-ft. This superior engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
This transmission makes it possible for the driver to have smooth gear change and seamless acceleration. As this is a rear wheel drive sedan, Bentley has added Drive Dynamics Control System that you can operate with a rotatory switch that can be found behind the steering wheel and can be found right alongside the gearshift selector.
Thanks to this Drive Dynamics Control System, the new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has three standard drive settings that are called Bentley, Comfort and Sport. All of these drive modes have their own calibration of suspension and steering system so that the lucky driver of this luxury sedan get the perfect handling that we requires for smooth and safe drive.
There is also a Custom setting in the Drive Dynamics Control System that will allow the driver to make up his own preferred drive that will be provided to him with much a press of a button. Thanks to this, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has a smooth drive at all times and perfect handling that makes driving this vehicle a dream come true.
The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has the top speed of 296 Km/h and it can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 5.3 seconds. Other than that, the all-new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has a fuel efficiency of 11mpg in the city and 18mpg on the highway for a fuel efficient drive.
Design of 2017 Bentley Mulsanne
The designers at Bentley have given the front fascia of the new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne a complete face-lift so that they can make the design of the exterior more luxurious and modern at the same time. The design is still classically good looking and it look very handsome even at a glance.
At the same time, they have made the interior of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne to be more comfortable with the finest handcrafted luxuries that this brand can offer. Both the exterior and the interior of the vehicle are making this sedan a finer, better and more expensive version of Mulsanne we have seen.
For the interior, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is given a very refined and exquisitely detailed look that fits with the overall image of this flagship luxury sedan. The same modern and contemporary look is brought to the interior of the vehicle while retaining the classical elements.
To enhance the ride experience of the driver and the passengers, the front sears in the new Mulsanne sedan are 14-way electrically adjustable that also feature easy entry and exit movements. The rear seats are 8-way power adjustable and all the seats in the new sedan come with adjustable heating function, lumbar support and two memory positions.
Though out the interior, you will find high quality leather, which takes more than 150 hours for the craftsmen to do it. The rear and front seats of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne are upholstered with soft touch, tanned leather, however, you have the option to choose the color of the leather from a palate of 24 colors.
Once you do that, the whole interior of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne will be matches to the colored leather of your choice and will be complimented with the polished steel brightware and chrome finish fittings so that you have your own personal touch on the sedan, but always will Bentley elegance.
The air conditioner in the new Mulsanne has four separate zones so that the occupants of the vehicle can adjust the temperature around them according to their mood and need. Other than that, there are plenty of in-cabin storage systems that the passengers can use to make their ride in this vehicle even more comfortable.
One thing that has been retained from the old interior are the bullseye air vents and traditional organ stop control that is still present at the dashboard. You will still find the very much-appreciated ambient lighting that can be adjusted according to the need and mood of the driver and the passenger.
Inside the cabin, you can also find hand-finished book-matched wood veneers that add an elegant touch to the cabin and make it look even more luxurious. These veneers are available in Liquid Amber, Dark Stained Madrona and rich Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus themes.
The front of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne received significant change and redesign by the designers at Bentley. It look devastatingly handsome and charming by retaining the classical lines and adding more modern edges to the design.
The front grille is now designed to be wider and bring a more aggressive look to the front of the vehicle. Another change brought to the grille are the vertical bars that are now firmly placed in front of the diamond mesh.
Off to the side of the grille, we can see that the headlights have been altered a little bit, but without changing the round shape of these much beloved headlight design. The change can be found at the bottom of the headlights where you can see the new housing and lighting elements that will enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the headlights.
The fenders at the front and the back of the sedan now have “B” motif vents and the lower grille has been split into three to make smaller and make room for the wider air vents that are right in front of the tyres. The fog lights are now integrated into the design of the vehicle so that they look better with the upper grille.
Despite all the changes, the stance of the sedan is kept the same. It still features soft lines, but even from the side, you can easily tell that the wheels have been given a new look so that they appear more vintage and classical than the previous wheels.
From the rear, you can tell that the taillights have been updated to have the “B” shape instead of the previous three staked lights. The rear bumper has been tweaked to have a more rounded look rather than the angular look. Thanks to this, the bumper now looks more like a part of this amazing vehicle.
The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has an option of 21-inch wheels to make the presence of this sedan even more dominating. However, even without them, the stance of the vehicle is still agile, confident wide and athletic. With all these changes, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne looks elegantly modern yet at the same time, it still have hints of those classically handsome looks that make it unique.
The engineers at Bentley have fitted the new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne with advanced driver safety features that make it easier for the driver to feel confident while driving this vehicle and enjoy it even further. Some of the highlighting safety features of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne include:
- Advanced Automatic Stability Control
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Warning System
- Rear View Camera
- Traction Control
- Tyre Pressure Monitor
- Forward Collision
The cabin of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is fitted with some modern, cutting-edge technologies that add a new layer of sophistication to the interior. Some of the noteworthy technologies in the vehicle are:
- 8-inch touch screen
- WiFi with 4G connectivity
- Voice Input (supported in 25 languages)
- Two 10.2-inch entertainment tablets at the back of the front seats
- Naim for Bentley Premium Audio with 20 custom-made speakers
Of course, there are many optional features as well that you can choose to purchase separately for added price.
Price of 2017 Bentley Mulsanne in the UAE
The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is already available in the UAE along with it two trim levels. The price of the new Mulsanne by its trim levels is:
- The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne has the price of AED 1,400,000 – AED 1,500,000.
- The price of 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is AED 1,600,000 – AED 1,700,000.
Even though the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is an expensive vehicle, but its high performance, luxury vehicle so it is worth the money you will spend on it.
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