We've known about the core details and seen the fresh, regal face of the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne for a few months now, but today Bentley decided to drop the full specifications and details on the hyper-lux sedan, and we've distilled the verdant verbiage to its key elements.

First, a quick recap of what we already know: the Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75-liter V-8 engine rated at 505 horsepower and a earth-reversing 752 pound-feet of torque, which comes at just 1,800 rpm. It's a rear-driver, with shifts handled by a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic. It rides on an all-new chassis, and features a range of driving dynamics settings for its air suspension system. It's a big car, too, at 219 inches long (that's 18.25 feet), 75.8 inches wide, 60 inches tall and curves gravity in its vicinity to the tune of 5,700 pounds.

Now on to the new stuff, which is primarily of an aesthetic nature. The Mulsanne of course houses some of the highest-tech audio and entertainment systems available, with a 14-speaker audio system standard, or an upgraded Naim unit rated at 2,200 watts with 20 custom-made speakers and eight dedicated DSP modes. USB, Bluetooth, mobile data, navigation, video playback, and phone integration are all standard, and most of the infotainment functions are accessed through an 8-inch touchscreen that hides behind an electrically-operated veneered door when not in use. There's even a leather-lined drawer just below to stow your MP3 player.

Other luxury amenities include keyless entry that stores pre-programmed settings for radio stations, phone book, seat position, seat ventilation, and seat massage modes--front and rear-- plus a stop-start button, and Bentley's latest take on classic modern design.

One-hundred seventy hours go into the construction of the 2011 Mulsanne's interior. It features a "waistrail" of wood that encircles the entire cabin, with one unbroken piece across the entire dashboard, leather upholstery available in 24 colors, pure wool Wilton-weave mats over unique carpeting, and more wood, leather, stainless steel and hand-stitched accents than you can count. The steering wheel alone takes 15 hours to build and finish.

Read our original article on the Mulsanne for the full technical run-down, and hit page two for the full (and incredibly long) features and specs sheet.



Type: Twin-turbocharged V8
Installation: Front, longitudinal, rear-wheel drive
Construction: Alloy heads and block
Capacity: 6750cc
Power: 512PS / 505bhp / 377kW at 4200 rev/min
Torque: 1020Nm / 752 lb ft at 1750 rev/min

Performance & Economy

0-60 mph in 5.1 secs (0-100 km/h in 5.3s)
0-100 mph in 11.6 secs (0-160 km/h in 11.5s)
Max Speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
Economy: 16.7 mpg (16.9 l/100km) Combined EU Cycle (figures are provisional and subject to Type Approval)
US EPA Cycle (fuel consumption figures will be advised following Certification)
CO2 emission: 393 g/km (figure is provisional and subject to Type Approval)


Type: Rear-wheel-drive
Gearbox: ZF 8-Speed automatic

Body & Chassis

Length: 5575mm (219.49in)
Width (mirrors folded): 1926mm (75.80in)
Height: 1521mm (59.88in)
Wheelbase: 3266mm (128.60in)
Front Track: 1615mm (63.58in)
Rear Track: 1652mm (65.03in)
Wheels / tyres (standard): 9J x 20in. with 265/45 ZR 20 tyres
(option): 9J x 21in. with 265/40 ZR 21 tyres
Kerb weight: 2585 kg (5700 lb)

Bentley Mulsanne - Standard Feature Specification Drivetrain

6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8
512PS / 505bhp / 377kW at 4200 rev/min
1020 Nm/752lbs ft at 1750 rev/min
Cam phasing and variable displacement - a first for the ultra-luxury sector
EU5 and LEVII emissions compliant
8-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift interface, sport mode and steering-wheel mounted paddleshift
Rear-wheel drive

Mulsanne 20" light-alloy wheels with 265 x 45 x ZR20 tyres
Double wishbone front suspension
Multilink rear suspension with toe and brake reaction control. Uniquely developed for Mulsanne to handle extreme torque
Electronically-controlled air springs with Continuous Damping Control (CDC) to continuously monitor and adjust the vehicle's damping, ensuring optimum control
Automatic ride height control sensitive to speed and load
Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering with two settings selectable by Drive Dynamics Control
Drive Dynamics Control - four driver-selectable settings for CDC and power steering
Three standard modes: Bentley, Sport and Comfort
A fourth mode, Custom allows driver to ‘tune' system to a preferred driving style
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with ABS, traction control, hydraulic brake assist, electronic brake prefill and automatic hill-hold control
Twin-booster braking system with ventilated discs and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
"Bentley" branded front brake calipers
Front brake discs: Two-piece assembly with 400mm diameter x 38mm thick iron disc and lightweight aluminium hub
Rear brake discs: 370mm diameter x 30mm thick iron disc with lightweight aluminium hub
Electronic Parking Brake with drive-away assist and hill hold feature.
Choice of tyre repair/inflation kit or spacesaver spare wheel & toolkit
Body & Exterior

Steel monocoque body structure with front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
Aluminium closures
Superformed aluminium front wings
Aluminium bonnet
Aluminium doors with superformed structure and extruded aluminium side impact beams
Composite polymer bootlid housing fully concealed antennae systems
Painted radiator shell with bright stainless steel matrix grille and 2-D Bentley winged "B" badge
Paintwork applied and polished by hand to a mirror-finish
Choice of 28 paint colours especially selected for Mulsanne.
Black matrix grille to lower bumper apertures
Front wing vents with black matrix grille
Polished stainless steel brightware to glass surrounds
Polished stainless steel embellishers to doors and bumpers
Door pillar finishers in steel with gloss black painted finish
Polished stainless steel "Mulsanne" treadplates and commissioning plates
Wide oval polished stainless steel exhaust tailpipes
Twin bi-xenon projector headlamps with LED halo for supplementary main beam, light-sensing auto operation, daytime running light signature and integrated washer jets
Floating-ellipse style, LED rear light clusters and discreet high-level stop lamp to rear screen
Colour-keyed, electronically adjustable door mirrors with heating, power folding, reverse-dip, two memory positions, electrochromatic dimming and integrated puddle lamps
Keyless entry system with chromed metal door handles and engine start button
Soft close power latching to all doors for easy entry / exit
Power boot lid operation with emergency releases inside boot and under rear seat
Park distance control to front and rear with audible signal and graphics displayed via infotainment screen

Hand-selected leather to all trimmed surfaces including seating, fascia, console, door panels, door pillars, parcel shelf, cantrails, headlining, sunvisors, all stowage compartments and glovebox
24 ‘standard' colours in single tone or duo-tone combinations in four different styles (colour splits) allowing the customer to choose not just the colour scheme but the mood of the interior - from very elegant to sporty
Specially developed, flat-cut and leather-bound carpet. Choice of 21 colours to match interior hide
Set of four carpet overmats to match cabin carpet, leather bound and with polished stainless steel fixings
Choice of 23 seatbelt colours with buckles colour-matched to interior hides
Veneer to fascia, continuous "Ring of wood" waistrails, centre console, rear centre armrest, and front & rear roof consoles in burr walnut, dark-stained burr walnut or piano black. Six further veneer species are available
Bright finish interior fittings in polished stainless steel
Unique, glass-effect switchgear
Driver's instrument panel featuring inverted, aviation-style dials for vehicle and engine speed; Supplementary colour screen displaying a driver-configurable choice of navigation prompts, compass, infotainment, vehicle or trip information
Minor gauges panel in centre fascia with fuel gauge, analogue clock with "Bentley Motors" inscription and coolant temperature gauge
Concealed passenger-side map lamp
Boot trimmed in leather and carpeted to match interior cabin with polished stainless steel sill plate
Comfort & Convenience

Front seats with 12-way electrical adjustment, including lumbar support, two memory positions, easy entry/exit function and adjustable heating
Front passenger seat - full adjustment from rear cabin. Controls housed in rear centre armrest
Two-plus-one rear seat configuration with 8-way electrical adjustment to outboard seats, including lumbar support, two memory positions and adjustable heating
Four-zone air conditioning including additional rear cabin A/C unit with front and rear controls for fan speed and temperature
Traditional, polished stainless steel bullseye air vents & organ stop controls
Four-spoke, hide trimmed, multi-function steering wheel with electric adjustment for tilt and reach with two memory positions, easy-entry function and paddle shift
Twin front centre armrests with hide-lined storage and cordless telephone handset. (Telephone handset not available in North America and Japan)
Electrical height adjustment for front seatbelts with two memory positions
Cruise control
Electrochromatic auto dimming interior rear view mirror with on/off button
Remote-controlled three-button garage door opener integrated in roof console (Standard in North America, cost option in rest of world)
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Sentinel headlamp functions
Folding rear centre armrest console with controls for seating and air conditioning and leather-lined stowage compartment with 12V socket
Remote control with dedicated stowage in centre console for rear-seat control of main infotainment system including Navigation
Power windows with one-touch operation and anti-trap protection
Acoustic glazing with infra red reflective interlayer (except front screen to allow use of mobile communications and toll readers)
Electrically operated privacy blinds for rear windows and rear screen, controlled from front or rear cabin with one-shot operation and anti-trap
Twin adjustable front cupholders
Twin hand-crafted rear cupholders with dedicated stowage
Front and rear cabin cigar lighters and solid metal ashcans in rear doors
Hide-lined glovebox with illumination and 12V power socket
Leather-bound owner's handbook housed in dedicated stowage shelf within glovebox
Document stowage compartments to front seatbacks

8" high-resolution colour screen to display infotainment and vehicle systems information. Automatically concealed behind veneered panel when not in use
Central Multi Media Interface (MMI) rotary controller with convenience keys for instant access to main system menus of: Navigation, Telephone, Radio, Media (Including TV when fitted), Tone, Information and Car systems
60GB hard disc drive unit fitted in glovebox with 20GB of personal storage space, single slot DVD drive and 2 x SD card readers. Includes inbuilt Gracenote database that displays artist/album/song names from CD's
6 x CD changer fitted in glovebox
Voice control for all major systems and operations
Satellite navigation system integrated in vehicle's hard disc, ensuring fast route calculation
Six-digit post code destination entry, active traffic information (market dependent)
Four map configurations including 3-D topographical maps and city views and day/night display modes
Mulsanne audio system with 14 speakers
Two subwoofers, powered through six channels with digital sound processing
Full iPod® and MP3 player compatibility including full-colour album art display
Digital radio (DAB) or satellite radio (SDARS) depending on market
Unique, hide-lined iPod® drawer, with integrated connector, designed for storage and connection of multimedia devices. Supplied with four different fly-leads as standard with connectors for
iPod® / iPhone®
USB for portable hard drives
Mini USB for Blackberrys, digital cameras and video cameras
3.5mm auxiliary for other MP3 player
Telephone system with Bluetooth wireless connectivity
Cordless telephone and cradle mounted in front armrest with SIM card reader in hard drive unit (rSAP). (Except North America or Japan)
Safety, Security & Charging

Intelligent driver's and front passenger air bag with front passenger air bag deactivation facility
Head and thorax airbags fitted to front and rear seats
Fitting to seats rather than car body ensures optimum positioning relative to occupants at all times as the airbag moves with you as you adjust the seat position
3-point seat belts to front seats with electric height adjustment and memory function, pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and force limiters
3-point seat belts to outer and centre rear seats with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and force limiters to outer seats
Rear seat ISOFIX child seat fixings with top tether points
Direct tyre pressure monitoring system with provision for speed related warning
Vehicle Immobiliser
Interior volumetric alarm system
Battery conditioner with magnetic trickle charging point concealed in rear registration plate recess
12V power sockets located in glovebox, rear centre armrest and boot in addition to cigar lighter sockets in front and rear cabin
Bentley Mulsanne Optional Feature Specification

Wheels & Tyres
20" Mulsanne Alloy Wheel - Chromed
21" Classic Alloy Wheel - Painted
21" Classic Alloy Wheel - Polished
21" Two Piece 5 Spoke Alloy Wheel - Painted
21" Two Piece 5 Spoke Alloy Wheel - Polished
Space Saving Spare Wheel - NCO
(standard in Turkey, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & UAE)
Exterior Fittings
Flying 'B' Radiator Mascot
Chromed Radiator Shell with Bright Stainless Steel Matrix Grille
Bright Stainless Steel Matrix to Lower Bumper Apertures & Front Wing Vents
Jewel Fuel Filler Cap
Bright Stainless Steel Door Pillar Finisher
Exterior Colours
Extended Range including heritage, special satin and pearlescent finishes
Duo Tone Range
Single Thin Fine Lines
Twin Thin Fine Lines
Thin Over Thick Fine Lines
Thick Over Thin Fine Lines
Personal Commission - Solid & Metallic Paint Technologies
Personal Commission - Pearlescent/3 Coat Technologies
Personal Commission - Satin Paint
Personal Commission - Fine Line Colour
Shade Band to Tinted Windscreen
Privacy Glass to Rear Passenger Compartment
Contrast Stitching
Cross Stitching
Embroidered Bentley Emblems to All Seats
Seat Piping
Seat Ventilation & Massage Function to Front & Rear Seats
Steering Wheels & Driver Controls
Veneered Rim Steering Wheel (4 Spoke)
(available with Burr Oak, Burr Walnut, Piano Black, Birds Eye Maple &
Dark Stained Burr Walnut veneers)
Heated Single Tone Hide Trimmed Steering Wheel (4 Spoke)
Duo-Tone Hide Trimmed Steering Wheel (4 Spoke) - NCO
Veneered Gear Lever
Drilled Alloy Sports Foot Pedals
Dark Stained Burr Walnut
Piano Black
Burr Oak
Bird's Eye Maple
Dark Stained Vavona
Olive Ash
Sapelli Pommele
Woodwork & Inlays
Contemporary Style Cross-Banding & Inlay to Fascia & Waistrails
(available on Burr Oak & Burr Walnut)
Picture Frame Style Inlay to Waistrails (not available with Piano Black)
Bentley Wing Badge to Waistrails and Fascia
Bentley Wing Badge & Chrome Inlay Strips to Waistrails & Badge to Fascia
Veneered Picnic Tables
Veneered Picnic Tables with Contemporary Style Cross-Branding & Inlay
Veneer iPod Drawer & Minor Gauges Panel
Veneer Door Panels
Rear Quarter Companion Mirrors with Veneer Surround
Mats & Rugs
Lambswool Rugs for Front & Rear (in addition to standard overmats)
Deep Pile Wilton Carpet Mats to Front & Rear
Audio / Video
'Naim for Bentley' Premium Audio System
Six Disc DVD Player
Rear Seat Entertainment Package with twin 8" screens to headrests
TV Tuner (in addition to DAB radio)
(applicable to UK, EU, Australia NZ, Singapore, India,South Africa)
TV Tuner
(applicable to Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand)
DAB Radio
(applicable to India & South Africa)
Twin Fold-Down Vanity Mirrors to Rear Cabin Headlining
Remote-Controlled Garage Door Opener (Eurolink/Homelink)
Valet Key
Rear View Camera
Side View Camera
Adaptive Cruise Control System (P09 - matrix to bumper & vents must also be ordered)
Vehicle Tracking System - Preparation Only
Vehicle Tracking System - Full Fitment
Ambient Interior Mood Lighting
Additional Cradle to Rear for Telephone Privacy Handset
First Aid Kit in Addition to Warning Triangle (market specific availability)
Mulliner Catalogue
Personalised Embroidery to all Four Headrests
Personalised Embroidery to Rear Headrests
Personalised Plaques to all Four Treadplates - Level 1 (Text Only)
Personalised Plaques to all Four Treadplates - Level 2 (Text & Graphics)