Geneva Motor Show.
Bentley presented the future of luxury, performance and bespoke craftsmanship at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with the unveiling of five new models.
Highlights include the global debut of the new pinnacle Mulsanne range, as well as the introduction of the Flying Spur V8 S.
For the first time, Bentley’s flagship Mulsanne has three distinct derivatives: the Mulsanne, the performance-focused Mulsanne Speed, and the ultra-luxurious Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase – the latter being a new addition to the range. Giving the Mulsanne a fresh, modern look with elegant styling revisions, the range also features cutting-edge chassis technologies to ensure a smooth ride. Inside, a symphony of hand craftsmanship and fine materials come together to create a luxurious atmosphere unlike that of any other car.
During the first press day at Geneva on 1 March, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, introduced the car to the world’s media. “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,” he said. “The three distinct handcrafted models now available each offer customers something different. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, with its extraordinary airline-style seats and rear-passenger bias, becomes the new benchmark in automotive comfort.”
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The Flying Spur V8 S delivers top performance and class-leading comfort. Sitting between the current Flying Spur V8 and the family flagship W12 model, the power now hits 528 PS and 680 Nm, 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h). The cabin includes a piano-black interior and three-spoke sports steering wheel as standard, while the exterior flaunts an evolution in the Flying Spur's design, with a unique front grille, black radiator matrix, Extrovert wheels, and more.
Also introduced at Geneva is the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner. With its one-metre stretch and opposite-facing rear seats, this bespoke creation demonstrates the extraordinary abilities and skills of the craftspeople at Mulliner. It also features our first application of electrochromatic or ‘smart glass’, allowing passengers to switch the interior division and rear-cabin window glass between clear and frosted at the touch of a button for added privacy.
Other cars on display include the Continental GT V8 S and GT Convertible Mulliner, as well as the highly anticipated Bentayga. In addition, there are a range of immersive activities and sights to enjoy elsewhere on the Bentley stand, including a dedicated Mulliner room for people to explore Bentley's personalisation opportunities, while the CW1 lounge offers luxury hospitality.