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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Preview

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Pros: The Mulsanne is back. Bentley used the nameplate in 1992, and in 2011 they brought it back to replace the Arnage. And if its opulence and grandeur you want then look no further than the Mulsanne. 

Cons: However will you choose between the multitude of wood finishes and leathers for the sumptuous interior? 

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Price and Fuel Economy: This is a large vehicle in every sense of the word; from its size and price to its fuel numbers. Let’s start with the price. A Bentley Mulsanne starts close to the $400k range and can be customized to the nth degree meaning the price will only go up from there. 

As for fuel economy; well, this is a yacht of a vehicle with a massive engine to boot, so you’d be looking at fuel numbers in the 20L/100km range. However, if you’re dishing out the cash for a Mulsanne, I’d say there’s a good chance you don’t mind paying the gas bill, either. 

Powertrain: Speaking of large, this 6,036lb car has some serious grunt with a 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 that’ll push out 505 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque. Power is managed via an 8-speed automatic transmission with available shifting, and is sent to the rear wheels. 

Improvements and Changes: In 2013, Bentley offered various equipment updates such as ambient interior mood lighting, comfort headrests, “picnic tables” with iPad and keyboard compartments for rear passengers, cabin privacy curtains, Wi-Fi router, and the like. 

And in 2014, Bentley unleashed the Mulsanne Speed with a more powerful version of the 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 530 horsepower, which means the Speed will hit 100km/hr from 0 a full 0.4 seconds faster than the standard Mulsanne. 

Cargo Capacity: Once again, I’ll point out how absolutely ginormous this vehicle actually is by reminding everyone that this thing is over 18ft long and 7ft wide (mirror to mirror). That being said, it also has a 443 litre trunk capacity and room for five, all of who will feel supremely lavish and draped in luxury the entire time. 

Safety: The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne is equipped with all manner of safety features and airbags. 

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