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Bentley Mulsanne: Modern luxury with a strong sense of history

Bentley Mulsanne

Nice driving report here with the Bentley Mulsanne. Enjoy!

Of course, Bentley design is as much about scale as anything else, and the Mulsanne is no exception. With an overall length and width just shy of 220 and 76 inches, respectively, this is a big beast of a car – about a foot longer than a 2011 Audi A8L. It’s so grand that it completely shadows its forbearer by nearly seven inches. A good portion of that increase can be found in the wheelbase, which stretches 128.6 inches – eclipsing Ye Olde Arnage by nearly half-a-foot. The elongation was made in order to increase space in the already capacious rear seat, perhaps a tacit acknowledgment of the limo-centric market in China being increasingly important to the marque’s bottom line. Overall height is up a fraction to 59.88 inches, and all-in, this bit of Cool Britannia checks in at a heady 5,700 pounds, or about the same as the smaller exit car.