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Review: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

A Century Of Automotive Passion Delivers A New Flagship Sedan 2011 Bentley Mulsanne - Click above for high-res image gallery Do not press the start button. Take a deep breath. Savor the craftsmanship. Take it all in. Begin by examining the four brightly-polished organ-stop vent plungers. The stainless steel knobs situated high on the dashboard are easy to miss at a cursory glance. However, each is tasked with the important role of shutting down airflow from one of the bulls-eye air vents. Decades ago, the smooth metal rods would have been connected directly to the mechanical... Read More

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    Report: Bentley Mulsanne stretches out thanks to ArmorTech Motors
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    The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is officially ready for use by warlords and dictators the world over. Thanks to the work of ArmorTech Motors, the world's tyrants can safely roll over crowds of protesters and the odd land mine swaddled in the comfort of Connolly leather and a high-def entertainment system. ArmorTech will stretch your Mulsanne a minimum of 20 ...

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    Mulsanne-based Bentley Turbo R to return?
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    According to Auto Express, Bentley may be working on a new version of its legendary Turbo R coupe. Word is that the new Turbo R would be a luxury super coupe based on the Mulsanne, packing close to 600 horsepower from a tuned version of the sedan's twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8. If Bentley builds the car, we could see it as early as 2013, possibly designed ...

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    Review: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
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    A Century Of Automotive Passion Delivers A New Flagship Sedan Do not press the start button. Take a deep breath. Savor the craftsmanship. Take it all in. Begin by examining the four brightly-polished organ-stop vent plungers. The stainless steel knobs situated high on the dashboard are easy to miss at a cursory glance. However, each is tasked with the ...

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    Bentley mulling third product line?
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    New Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer inherited a high-end marque with only two product lines; the recently refreshed Continental GT and the spanking new Mulsanne. The two vehicles are tasked with continuing to prop up the brand after sales dropped to only 4,616 units in 2009, and according to a The Detroit Bureau help could be on the way. During an ...

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    Video: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne rolls into Jay Leno's Garage
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    Do you have a "Bentley Section" in your garage? You probably have an "Oil Stain Wing" and possibly a "Random Pile of Parts Vestibule" but we're willing to bet the majority of you don't have a whole portion of your garage dedicated to one specific marque. Among many things, that's what separates Jay Leno from the rest of us peons and he's also utilizing ...

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    Video: MT compares the Bentley Mulsanne to... the Hyundai Equus?!
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    With the launch of the all-new Equus, Hyundai has taken another step towards the deep end of the luxury car segment. However, Bentley has a touch more experience in this arena and its new Mulsanne is decadence on wheels. The two companies sit on opposite ends of the automotive spectrum, but Motor Trend seems to think they warrant a comparison. We suspect ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is modern luxury with a strong sense of history
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    Bentley planning flex-fuel Mulsanne, all-wheel drive and hybrid tech ruled out
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    Greetings from England, where we are attending the international launch of the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne. We've just returned from touring the model's new assembly line in Crewe with Project Leader Ashley Wickham, and we have some powertrain tidbits to share with you.

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    Video: Bentley Mulsanne filmed in Edinburgh and the Scottish borders
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    We've now seen the Bentley Mulsanne at several different auto shows since it made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours last August, but we've never seen it motion. Bentley has now addressed that oversight with some running footage shot on location in Scotland. Other than seeing it rolling in its natural habitat the video doesn't tell us anything new ...

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    Video: Creating the interior of the Bentley Mulsanne an exercise in craftsmanship
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    Car buyers forking out a few hundred thousand dollars for a Bentley expect more than just a little luxury. And when the Bentley Mulsanne is unleashed upon the yacht and G5 owners of the world, the folks in Crewe, England know they need to come strong with otherworldly materials and craftsmanship. A quick peek at the plush Mulsanne interior shows that ...

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    Bentley Azure ending production... to be replaced by four-door convertible?
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    The current Bentley Azure may have only been in production for four years, but the platform that underpins it goes back to 1998. Developed back when both Bentley and Rolls-Royce were under Vickers ownership, it's the same platform that formed the basis for the Arnage saloon and Brooklands coupe. But with the introduction of the Mulsanne – as we ...

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    28 Four Days Later: It takes 86 hours to paint the Bentley Mulsanne
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    If we left the confines (and soft leather couch) of our west coast office (i.e. home) right now and drove at a reasonable pace, we could be in New York City within three days. We'd be exhausted, but we'd be there. And if the fine, love doing-stuff-by-hand folks in Crewe decided to start painting a new Bentley Mulsanne the day we decided to leave Los ...

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    All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June
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    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June.( Well, not exactly whiskey, but ethanol's pretty close.) Bentley had made the announcement (sans date) at the Geneva Motor Show when it showed off the Continental Supersports ...

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    Report: All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June
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    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June. Well, not exactly whiskey, but ethanol's pretty close. Bentley had made the announcement (sans date) at the Geneva Motor Show when it showed off the Continental Supersports ...

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    Bentley Mulsanne specs finally revealed in detail
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    Bentley just issued a press release, finally detailing all of the specs on their new Mulsanne sedan...and it's a big one. That applies to both the release itself and to the car, which will topple the scales at nearly three tons. The Bentley Mulsanne's curb weight is listed at 5,700 pounds, or roughly three Lotus Elises. Pulling all of that luxury will ...

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    Write Hand Redux: Bentley Mulsanne pen by Tibaldi
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    Their pricing might be different (by order of magnitude), and their vehicles might be radically different as well, but Bugatti and Bentley largely cater to the same cadre of elite clientele. The two auto marques – both subsidiaries of the Volkswagen Group and both managed by the same CEO – share a common branding approach as well, so it ...

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    What Price One-Upmanship? 2011 Bentley Mulsanne available from $285,000
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    With a starting price of $285,000, Bentley's newest flagship model won't come cheap. Nor should it, with its 505-horsepower, 725 lb-ft, gasoline-fed 6.75-liter V8 engine sitting behind the automaker's trademark mesh grille and four round lights. Also included in that price will be an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, 16.54-inch front and ...

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    REPORT: Bentley Mulsanne to spawn coupe and convertible to replace Brooklands and Azure
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    Bentley works on a two-tier system, with its entire product line-up based on a pair of platforms. At one end you've got the Continental family, including the GT coupe, GTC convertible and Flying Spur sedan. At the other sits the Arnage sedan, Azure convertible and Brooklands coupe (pictured above). Its separated step-sister Rolls-Royce is gearing up to ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne looks better in blue
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    So far, we've only seen the one champagne-colored Bentley Mulsanne. While not our first choice, it's the shade Bentley thought would drum up the most interest amongst potential customers. Not knowing too much about how the mega-wealthy think, we'll trust Bentley. However, us plebes ain't been too pleased with the Mulsanne in the looks department. Until ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Bentley Mulsanne makes 752 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. 'Nuff said
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    We warned you the specs would be "staggering." And really that's all you need to know. Fine, we'll tell you a little more. First of all, despite the gumption, it's not a diesel. The Mulsanne generates all that thrust barely off-idle from a gasoline-powered 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8. 505 horsepower, too. The engine is all new, made from aluminum and ...

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