2017 Bentley Mulsanne unveiled, extended wheelbase option added

Mitchell Jones

The Bentley Mulsanne has come in for some minor cosmetic surgery and gains some extra variants for its 2017 model year. The most noticeable change is a new waterfall front grille, with a less imposing headlight treatment, adorning revised bumpers and hood panels.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

For 2017, the stretched Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase debuts, featuring an additional 250mm of rear legroom, an additional rear sunroof, and fully reclining seats with extended leg rests said to evoke a “first class air-travel experience for the road”.

This is thanks to an extra metre of wheelbase compared to the standard model, while a six-seater version, with a six-seat face-to-face configuration also becoming available. The six-seat version will be called Grand Limousine by Mulliner, with more details to come at the Geneva unveiling.

On the technical front, the standard Mulsanne continues to push out 377kW and 1020Nm, but does so with a 51g/km reduction in CO2, at 342g, and increased economy of 12.2L/100km, down from 14. Active engine mounts, new tyres and revised suspension combine to net a 4dB reduction in cabin noise.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase-rear seats

The Mulsanne Speed will give you 395kW and 1100Nm for a truly physics-defying 305km/h top speed and 4.8-second 0-100km/h time.

New colours are available inside and out with glass switchgear, and updated infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CayPlay technology. Additional details will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, starting March 3.

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