THE LEGACY LIVES ON
Late last week Bentley Motors announced its latest edition to the pinnacle Mulsanne series with the anticipated extended wheelbase making a world release at the 86th Geneva Motor Show.
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The series consisting of the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase each distinct in their own right, with unique abilities and attributes prove to make up the perfect family with the latest model turning heads of Bentley owners and pospective buyers looking for the ultimate back seat driving experience. Handcrafted in Crewe, England the historic Bentley brand has reaffirmed its reputation as one of England’s finest motorcars using highly skilled artisans and building the most powerful and beautiful cars. Surviving almost a century, the 97-year-old brand has showcased Bentley’s unrivalled attention to detail within its latest extended wheelbase model designed for back seat passengers offering a limousine style interior. With an additional 250mm of leg room passengers are able to relax in the comfort of a first class style cocoon featuring a full recline, touch screen entertainment systems and privacy screens.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “The Mulsanne is the epitome of Bentley’s DNA – exquisite, individual and powerful. It defines luxury in the automotive world and offers a uniquely Bentley blend of luxury and performance. The three distinct handcrafted models now available each offer customers something different. The Mulsanne, with its understated elegance and sporting purpose, remains the consummate luxury limousine; the Mulsanne Speed is the pinnacle of luxury and performance thanks to its immense power, torque and refinement; and now the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase – with its extraordinary airline-style seats and rear-passenger bias – becomes the new benchmark in automotive comfort.”
This extraordinary amalgam of fine materials and engineering will be on view in Geneva from the 1st of March till the 13th. Models go on sale in the Summer & Bentley have proven to set a new benchmark one parallel to none, proving to promise a successful year ahead continuing on the legacy of the historic and sought after luxury car brand.