Paying tribute to Bentley spent most, the memory for the new model for Bentley Mulsanne and teams of engineers was to create a Bentley that represents the pinnacle of British luxury cars.
The new Bentley Mulsanne, designed and built at Crewe from the ground up, confirms plans to create a brand new flagship Bentley with refined performance, new levels of interior luxury and skills development coach in the front.
The return of the name emphasizes the sporting heritage of the Bentley Mulsanne and the passion for power and speed. Nothing better reflects the achievements that the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race that Bentley has won six times in his race car sound powerful and reliable long straight at Le Mans on the famous Mulsanne corner, from which the new model has name.
A pure expression of Bentley design
Design of the new Bentley Mulsanne is a unique combination of sportiness, elegance and solidity of the coachbuilt. Echo Bentley S-type 1950, Mulsanne features a bold design on the front is dominated by a traditional grid matrix Bentley and very prominent, the classic round headlights chrome surrounds the interior, flanked by two smaller clusters lamp board, each of which is the latest lighting technology. The legendary "Flying B, a radiator mascot disappeared, is available as an option.
A long hood, short front overhang and long rear overhang helps to convey a sense of power and business, strengthen the muscles of the thighs and the lines flow smoothly drawn heavily from the back of the front wings. The unique design 20-inch wheels (with optional 21-inch) to strengthen the Bentley Mulsanne powerful, sporty position.
Design Director Dirk van Braeckel explains the inspiration behind the distinctive look of the Bentley Mulsanne:. "The ability to design a new Bentley's flagship product is something that has given very little of the design team set out to create a sculptural form that mixes classical signal Bentley heritage with contemporary lines that fight mark of confidence in the 21st century. "
The body produces a new manufacturing facility in Bentley's headquarters in Crewe, where the traditional metallurgical expertise, developed over six decades, are still widely used during the nine weeks the construction process. It is the opposite of volume car production in the construction ... but the very embodiment of Bentley.
Mirrors, for example, completely enveloped the body. This offers a flowing, flawless line of the rear of the car, a perfect complement to become the D-pillar - with the complex curves can be created by a qualified body shop. All spot welds are made by hand during the Bentley Mulsanne, and the construction of all the panel joints are welded by hand. These continue to improve this "solid appearance cut 'and leads to a very rigid.
The complex form of aluminum front fenders, impossible to obtain a standard pressing techniques that have been created using superforming, technology usually reserved for the aerospace industry. This also makes the wings and a lighter, stiffer, and offers an excellent definition of the surface. Other lightweight materials such as composite tailgate, used to remove the mass as possible without compromising quality.
New techniques for construction designers may also include details such as the 'floating' LED tail lights elliptical, which identifies the echo of the shape of the exhaust gases.
To highlight the beauty of the body, features Bentley Mulsanne 'brightware "exclusively in polished stainless steel, including frames and trim mesh matrix. Bentley is the only manufacturer in the world to do that. The stainless steel door provides also save the traditional Bentley "knurling" on board surface for better grip, reflecting the attention on a typical detail.
The Bentley Mulsanne's sporty character is enhanced by front fender vents and large diameter exhaust finishers.
Bentley customers unlimited choice of the world, in connection with the machine. There are between 114 paint colors, which include everything from a legacy of unusual colors, special colors and pearlescent satin, and the duo-tone combinations. But the choice is endless. Through a measure of the world of Bentley Mulliner, the colors can only be exactly the same point of view of the customer, and taste.
Sumptuous interior meets technology
The latest car technology discreetly placed within generous Bentley Mulsanne. Multimedia system with 40 GB hard drive, satellite navigation, audio / video, personal data, phone and Bluetooth ® connectivity. The upper instrument panel houses the 8-inch multimedia monitor, discreetly positioned behind the electric door veneer, while sitting down in an elegant, leather-wrapped MP3 player with storage boxes.
A keyless entry system allows multiple configurations and automatically pre-programmed radio stations, phone, seat (including ventilation and massage modes, both front and rear), steering column and the parameters of the band and blinds, including electrical controls for the side rear seat and rear window. World premiere, the system works with the unlocked door handles in stainless steel, incorporating the points of contact to initiate communication with the key for verification and entry. The Bentley Mulsanne also has keyless start, that has a button start / stop in the center console.
Bentley interior design team has continued and developed the luxurious interiors, which are known for cars, which is based on extensive research to identify the signature of the characteristics that defined the classic Bentley in 1920 to the present day.
Armed with this valuable resource, the design team of the Bentley Mulsanne was very hard for the goals of the major hardware features such as interior design, odor, color and harmony at home. Similar goals have been set for the refinement and strength of all operating controls. The result is an interior hand made that fully reflects the traditional values of Bentley, running on the highest possible level, where customers can customize their cars to individual specifications.
As head of interior design, says Robin ago: "More than 170 hours - nearly half of the entire construction process - a step in the creation of the interior of the new Bentley Mulsanne in Crewe, as Bentley to work the opposite of mass production - where we start. more drop. "
The use of wood and leather skins has increased significantly in the creation of a cabin even more refined and luxurious. While the characteristics of conventional design, as the bulls eye vents (also now mounted at the rear), high-quality mirror-matched veneers, leather and hand-finished stainless steel is preserved, they are mixed with new features such as beautiful glass switches.
The cabin is fully enclosed in a ring "reinforcement belt of wood a continuous panel of wood adorning Bentley Mulsanne edge. Needles dial reversed in the instrument cluster is reminiscent Bentley soon as the dashboard and comprehensive design the console is a subtle reminder of the reason Bentley wings.
After detailed customer feedback, a traditional tanning process has been restored to match the richness, the smell of worn leather is very reminiscent of vintage Bentley. Only a very small number of suppliers that are hidden in the world are able to do that.
The carpet in the Bentley Mulsanne Bentley is unique in its depth greater fiber density and feel the improvement in the quality of the cabin. Available in a variety of colors to complement each individual skin. Pure wool pile rugs Wilton deep tissue and added an extra touch of comfort and luxury.
These fine materials are made by craftsmen and women with 40 years experience. Each wheel, for example, can take 15 hours to deliver points (and three times longer if the customer chooses to cross stitch). Brightware lightweight stainless steel as well, thanks to an intensive course of 10 hours the finishing process. A sheet has two weeks to turn a raw lump in a complete set of mirror matching, highly polished leaves.