There are those for whom the act of driving itself is a distraction. Some people need more space to think, more space to work and more space to relax. It is with these discerning travellers in mind that Bentley’s designers and engineers created a new pinnacle in Bentley luxury: the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase.
Offering an extra 250 mm of legroom for rear seat passengers, the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase is an incredible car in which to travel. Light floods into the rear cabin, courtesy of an expansive glass sunroof. Should the glare become too much, the Alcantara sunblind can be closed at the touch of a button located in the veneered rear console. Airline-style reclining seats can be commissioned, giving travellers in the back the chance to relax as they might on a private jet. This is the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase: the ultimate combination of speed and exquisite luxury.
A wide front grille sits in front of the familiar Bentley matrix, notable for its stainless steel vertical vanes, each one angled outwards from the centre. Matching stainless steel Flying 'B' wing vents can be found behind each front wheel arch, while the rear of the car is adorned with similarly finished tailpipes. A retractable Flying 'B' radiator mascot can be commissioned as an option, to complete the picture. Sharper, sweeping lines characterise the fenders, the bonnet and the boot, with bumpers now emerging seamlessly from the bodyshell. The powerline, a Bentley hallmark since the 1950s, still runs down the side of the body, lending a sense of power and performance to its sleek, sophisticated lines. But on this car, its route along the rear fender has been subtly extended, ensuring that the car’s extra length appears natural.
The performance of the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase represents a fine balance of luxury and power. The same 6¾ litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that enables it to glide through the city in near-silence can also propel it from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds).
In the comfort of the exquisite rear cabin of the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase, passengers can experience a completely new infotainment system with updated telephony and wireless networking features. With a suite of cutting edge technology options, the cabin can be considered a true home from home. No car offers greater potential for personalisation than the Bentley mulsanne_extended_wheelbase. In fact, at the current rate of production, Bentley could build them for 100,000 years without ever making two the same. With the introduction of the mulsanne_extended_wheelbase Extended Wheelbase, there are now even more opportunities to create a truly unique car.
|Max power||505 bhp / 377kW / 512 PS @ 4000 rpm|
|Fuel Type||EU 95 to 98 RON US/ROW 92 to 98 RON|
|Combined||18.8 mpg 15.0 litres / 100 kms|
|Urban||12.1 mpg 23.4 litres / 100 kms|
|Extra urban||28.0 mpg 10.1 litres / 100 kms|
|Maximum torque||752 lb-ft / 1020 Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Max speed||184 mph / 296 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||344 g/km|
|Width||2208 mm 7 ft 3 in|
|Height||2208 mm / 7ft 3in|
|Wheelbase||3516 mm / 138.4 ft|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||3200 kg / 7055 lb|
|Boot Volume||446 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||96 litres / 21.12 gallons / 25.36 US gallons|
|Kerb Weight||2730 kg outside North America. TBC kg North America|
|Emission Controls||EU 6 / LEV II|