Bentley’s range-topping model has been freshened inside and out for 2017 to maintain its position atop the premium estate segment. A new front fascia includes a wider grille with vertical slotted bars over mesh chrome, a re-sculpted hood, and new LED headlamps. B-design taillights pierce the night and crown a pair of signature oval exhaust pipes.
Inside, leather, burl wood, and metal furnish every surface. The plush seats are of a new design and include heating, cooling, massaging, and reclining functions. Updated 10.2-inch tablets emerge from the forward seatbacks for rear passenger entertainment. Bluetooth headphones pair with the removable displays, allowing occupants to enjoy built-in apps via onboard Wi-Fi. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also been incorporated into the center-mounted infotainment system.
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Under the hood is Bentley’s new 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the motor delivers 505hp and 752 lb-ft of torque – enough power to achieve a 184-mph top speed.
The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is priced from $340,670 and is available in long wheelbase and Speed variants at additional cost.