The 2023 Bentley Mulsanne is a performance luxury car manufactured by Bentley Motors. The 2023 Bentley Mulsanne handcrafted sedan is the head of the Bentley family with an imposing exterior and intimate cabin experience. The powerful twin-turbo V-8 provides the effortless acceleration, and the Mulsanne is surprisingly agile for its size.
The Bentley Mulsanne is a large five-passenger luxury sedan that comes in two trim levels: base and Speed. The Standard features include 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, soft-close doors and tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, LED accent and tail lights, keyless start and entry, and an air suspension.
Inside, elegance is realized through the sedan’s rich trim, flamboyant features, and ample roominess. The Mulsanne may be a shining example of extremism and status, it’s exactly what Bentley customers want. The extended wheelbase provides limousine-like qualities that are so important in this class. Bentley’s wide variety of paint colors and interior options offer endless combinations that should prevent Mulsanne from becoming a twin.
2023 Bentley Mulsanne : Interior
Inside, the overall design of the cabin has a traditional layout with modern technology skillfully integrated into the mix. The infotainment screen emerges from behind a veneered panel in the dash and will be familiar to anyone using Audi’s MMI interface. The driver information display is a less modern unit that does not provide as much data as we would like, but overall the system is easy to use and understand.
Optional rear-seat picnic tables are also designed to accommodate iPads and Apple wireless keyboards, and the available WiFi hotspot should keep these passengers well-connected to the rest of the world. Every Mulsanne comes standard with an 8.0-inch infotainment system and 14-speaker audio system, but the 20-speaker Naim system is optional and comes with a 20GB built-in hard drive for music storage. The Mulsanne can also be equipped with dual 10.4-inch rear-seat entertainment screens that can be split and used as a tablet.
2023 Bentley Mulsanne : Engine
The Mulsanne is powered by a 505-hp twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-8 propulsion that spins the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration is effortless and the power of the engine seems endless. Unlike major competitors such as the Mercedes-Maybach S-class and Rolls-Royce Ghost, the Mulsanne fuels an eight-cylinder versus a 12-cylinder engine. Despite having fewer cylinders, Bentley’s block is larger and more thirsty. The EPA estimates the Mulsanne will gain 10 mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway. For comparison, the S650 is rated at 13/21 mpg city/highway, and Ghost’s estimates are 12 mpg city and 18 highway.
2023 Bentley Mulsanne : Safety
Mulsanne has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Standard safety features for the Bentley Mulsanne include anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear parking sensors, and front and rear side impact airbags designed to protect both the head and chest. Rearview and side cameras are optional for the 2023 Bentley Mulsanne car.