Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the 2015 Mulsanne. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Mulsanne car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive content.

Background
The Bentley Mulsanne is the replacement for the Arnage - a more modern take on the top-line Bentley limousine. It's still manufactured in Crewe, has a creamy V8 and more options and tailoring than available in Savile Row. Only question is, this or a Rolls-Royce Phantom? For more information on the Bentley Mulsanne, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This car is simply massive on first acquaintance, although actually sized closer to the Rolls-Royce Ghost than the Phantom. But this scale is all to the benefit of the rear passenger compartment - the key to this model's success. The Mulsanne feels like a country-house library or the chamber of the House of Commons, with inlaid wood and overstuffed upholstery of a heft and quality that seems mildly out of place but very welcome in an object designed to move. The quality inside is first-rate and it feels a very special place to sit. Which is where we reckon most people will spend their time in the 'Sanne. Most likely it'll be Perkins the chauffeur who gets to enjoy the twin-turbo V8, with its six-and-three-quarters configuration from yore. It damn well works, too, mustering a faintly ridiculous 725lb ft - that's more than 1000Nm - which says all you need to know. This car wafts with ease, the ZF transmission slurring the gearchanges with the ease expected of Bentley's range-topper.

The one we'd buy
There is only one

The one we'd avoid like the plague
Some of the naffer personalisation options

Rivals to consider
Rolls-Royce Phantom

For
Imperious style, fabulous craftsmanship, whispering refinement

Against
It does look a little bit old-school

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