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Although it hasn’t been tested by EuroNCAP, the Mulsanne has a host of safety systems which should help protect occupants in a crash. There are airbags for driver and front passenger, while each seat also gets head and thorax airbags too, which are claimed to be more effective in a collision. There are ISOfix child seat fittings in the rear and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Features such as lane departure warning and blind spot detection, however, are notable by their absence. These systems are available on much less expensive cars from other firms.

To say the Bentley Mulsanne seats four adults in comfort is an understatement akin to describing a nuclear blast as ‘a bit loud’. Leg-room is expansive, head-room is stratospheric and even the largest of human beings isn’t going to be left wanting for room. There’s also several storage spaces dotted around the cabin including a hide-lined box in between the two front seats to house a built-in phone.

On the back of the front seats you have some very expensive-looking wooden tables, on which rear passengers can rest their laptops or eat their smoked salmon. This isn’t a car designed with ultimate luggage capacity in mind, however. In fact, load space has been sacrificed to provide the most amount of cabin space possible. The boot, which is trimmed in carpet and leather to match the interior, has a luggage capacity of 443 litres.

Compare this to even a short-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which offers 560 litres of space in the boot, and you’ll see it isn’t exactly class-leading in this respect. But then, how many Mulsanne buyers will be worried about how many suitcases will fit in the car? It’s likely that’ll be the butler’s job.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Bentley Mulsanne.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Manual sunroof

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Manual sunroof

Mulliner equipment

Mulliner standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Mulliner optional equipment
  • Manual sunroof

Speed equipment

Speed standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Speed optional equipment
None available