The Bentley Mulsanne, the British luxury automaker's flagship sedan, gets a makeover for 2016. As the Mulsanne enters its fifth year in production Bentley adds a new variant, an updated interior and refreshed styling.
For 2016, all panels ahead of the A-pillar have been restyled from the fenders, hood and bumpers. It also gets a new radiator shell which is slightly more angular than the model it replaces. The new grill now features vertical slats, replacing the old “basket weave” pattern. Reshaped LED headlights complete the changes made to the car's front end. The side and rear were left untouched for this facelift.
This model update also includes the introduction of the Extended Wheelbase model, offered for the first time in the Mulsanne. This variant stretches the car by another 250mm which increases rear accommodations even further.
Back seat equipment on the Extended Wheelbase model includes airplane-style seats with electronic leg rests, a center console with climate and infotainment control with USB ports, a Champagne fridge, and a glass-covered stowage area. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase is also available with a folding table and rear power curtains. In addition, it also gets a sunroof specifically for the rear occupants.
Standard and Extended Wheelbase Mulsannes are powered by a 6.75 liter twin-turbo V8. It produces 512 PS and a stump pulling 1,020 Nm of torque. For those who want to go even faster, Bentley also offers the Mulsanne Speed that adds 25 horsepower and 80 Nm of torque. Total output of the Mulsanne Speed is 537 PS and a staggering 1,100 Nm of torque.