Bentley will unveil a highly distinctive and sporting interpretation of the Mulsanne at the Geneva Show next month. The new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification features a range of design features including unique 21 inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying ‘B’ wing vents and Diamond Quilted leather trimmed cabin with driver-selectable, sports-tuned suspension and steering.
At the same time, Bentley also announces the introduction of two new options for the Mulsanne range: a large tilt-opening, tinted glass sunroof and an electrically operated bottle cooler complete with hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes.
The new 21-inch, light aluminium alloy wheels with race‑derived, titanium fasteners, bright-finished rims and 265/40 ZR21 tyres are available in both painted and polished finishes. The two-piece wheels are exclusive to the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification and are also compatible with Bentley’s optional self-levelling wheel badges.
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 ‘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. The accelerator and brake pedals of the Mulliner Driving Specification are made from drilled alloy. Mulliner treadplate plaques are applied to the vertical surface of the driver and front passenger door sills.
In addition to the new Mulliner Driving Specification, Bentley has announced a 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 by the white LED accent lighting. The flutes can be placed in the bespoke-design bright chrome holders that deploy from the center seat cushion.
There is also the new 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. To provide welcome shade on hot days, a colour-matched Alcantara blind closes quietly at the touch of a button.