Sumptuously luxurious, extremely comfortable and effortlessly fast
Seriously expensive, small boot, eye-watering running costs
The Bentley Mulsanne is the Crewe-based firm’s flagship model. It’s designed to appeal to those looking for the ultimate in refined transport, regardless of how much it costs. There’s one engine and one gearbox, but the lack of choice in that respect doesn’t dilute any of the theatre this car creates for its occupants. An impressively capable driver's car, this is a machine that majors in luxurious comfort.
For that reason the front and rear seats rival the best that many airlines can offer in first class accommodation. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s blindingly expensive, but can the Mulsanne do enough to command an advantage in a market dominated by the equally exuberant Rolls-Royce Phantom?