By Jennifer Geiger on February 23, 2012
Bentley plans on adding to the Mulsanne family with the new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification. Set to debut in Geneva next month, the new version of Bentley's flagship sedan is being billed as a sportier Mulsanne.
The Mulliner Driving Specification uses the Mulsanne's 505-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-8 but adds specific 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying B design wing vents and a new Sport setting on the driver-selectable suspension system designed to enhance grip and steering accuracy.
Inside, the Mulliner's cabin is swathed in diamond quilted leather. Two new options are now available across the Mulsanne lineup: a large tilt-opening sunroof with color-matched Alcantara fabric cover and an electrically operated bottle cooler with hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes.
As with other Bentleys, Mulliner Driving Specification customers can choose from more than 100 exterior paint colors, "a virtually limitless" choice of interior veneers, according to Bentley, and 22 cabin leather options.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer