There’s no mistaking the new look Mulsanne: the 2017 model is dramatically revised from the windscreen forward. Most striking feature is a wide, vertical vaned grille in stainless steel that recalls some of the great models from the marque’s heritage (among them W.O. Bentley’s masterpiece, the 8 Litre). The adaptive LED headlights are new, as are the bumpers, bonnet, radiator shell and wings. The effect is purposeful and striking, with a single-unit flush bumper giving a sleek, low and planted look. The rear lights adopt the Bentley B design that made its debut in the Bentayga, and the new Mulsanne also carries stainless steel Bentley B wing vents.
Inside, there’s a new touchscreen infotainment system with a 60GB solid-state hard drive, state-of-the-art blind spot assist and a telephone upgrade to 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot for a better user experience. Each of the two rear-seat passengers has a 10.4" touch screen tablet for their information, communication and entertainment. The interior features redesigned seats, new door trims and armrests with a vast choice of veneers and 24 hide colours, though Bentley can also match paintwork or hide to any colour a customer cares to specify.