The special Centenary Edition of the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase,the first one in Karnataka, has been delivered to VS Reddy of British Biologicals
The Bentley Mulsanne is the kind of super-luxury saloon that’s every enthusiast’s dream. Despite having a 6.8-litre twin-turbo V8 making 506bhp and a gargantuan 1020Nm, it forwards all its power with an aircraft-like push rather than a supercar-like shove, mainly due to the four-way adjustable air springs with continuous damping control. Meanwhile, the interiors have been created with the sole purpose of luxury, the 5.6-metre overall length meaning there’s no shortage of legspace in the rear seats (where you’ll want to be, obviously) with the option for theatre seats created from the shade and texture of leather up to your personal specifications, coupled with either the 10.4-inch display or the music from the 14-speaker audio system. Additionally, all this can be enjoyed while being completely secluded from the outside world, courtesy the electrically-operated privacy curtains.
Now, imagine the already gargantuan and super-spacious Mulsanne being stretched a further 250mm. That’s the Mulsanne EWB for you, which takes all the strengths (and moddy-coddling brilliance) of the Mulsanne and dials it up a fair few notches. The Mulsanne’s already generous rear seats now get optional aircraft-style electronic leg rests that can be adjusted for upright, relaxed and reclining seating positions. Another standard feature is the inclusion of the glass sunroof with a tilting glass pane which also features an Alcantara sunblind. Now, for 2019, Bentley has released a centenary edition for the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, which retails at a hefty Rs 9.5 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In this edition, the Bentley Winged B mascot on the bonnet along with the emblem on the bonnet and bootlid are finished in Bentley’s trademark Centenary Gold colour. This carries over to the steering wheel and gear shift emblems as well, with the Bentley embroidery on the headrests as well as the seat piping also finished in the same colours. And on opening the door, the centenary message, ‘Bentley’, flanked by the years 1919 and 2019 is projected, with the same carried over to the treadplate as well.