Luxury seeps through into every corner of the 6¾-litre V8 powerhouse engine. Self-drive hire journeys require an engine that can go the distance and this Bentley V8 will not disappoint. The efficiency of the engine comes from Bentley's dedication to cutting down the emissions it puts out. This makes it perfect if you want to drive a luxurious car that does not wreak havoc on the environment you live in. The stunning feats of engineering are further experienced by the dazzling number of revolutions that the Mulsanne is capable of: 1,750 rpm. The soft purr of the V8 engine while you experience the blistering revolutions is a testament to Bentley's complex engineering systems.
Variable displacement is a technology located within the V8 engine of the Mulsanne which allows the engine to control itself better. Variable displacement gives the Mulsanne personality and edge because the engine is able to shift between four cylinder use and eight valve usage depending on how you are driving. Choose this innovative engine for a car journey and drink in all of the engine's unique features.
The driving controls add an element of excitement to the quiet luxury of the Mulsanne. Weave your own story into this iconic model during self-drive hire by operating the drive dynamics control features which are part of the performance aspect of the Mulsanne. These controls are bound to appeal to the broad range of Bentley enthusiasts in the UK.
Set the road on fire with the traditional 'Bentley' control which will allow you to glide across the road with refinement. The other two styles within the system are 'Comfort' and 'Sport' choices. If you want to tap into the athletic capabilities of the Mulsanne, enjoy a pulsating journey by driving in the 'Sport' mode. For relaxing weekends where the road is your driveway, choose the 'Comfort' driving option. These dynamic driving controls allow you to write your own story through elevated driving features such as adaptive cruise control and parking distance control.
Polished to a mirror-image finish, the body of the Mulsanne is breath-taking to look at. The extended bonnet gives you that retro glow of days gone by yet it is thoroughly up to date as you would expect from Bentley. The dark onyx colour of the exterior makes the Mulsanne a haunting beauty that will stop everyone in their tracks when you take it for a spin during self-drive hire. Bentley successfully mixed industrial steel with luxury to create a beautiful stainless steel matrix to the lower bumper aperture and the front wing vents. This luxurious edge is continued into the stainless steel door pillar finisher.
The painted 21" two piece 5 spoke alloy wheels frame the car and act as exterior accents to the powerful performance ability of the Mulsanne that lies within. The polished headlamps gleam during night-time driving. This gives the Mulsanne a starry effect when it is on the road. Explore the inner beauty of this luxury prestige car once you step inside the cabin.
You can feel Bentley's iconic founder, W.O Bentley in spirit within the corners of the Mulsanne's Beluga-coloured cabin. It is a successful mixture of extravagance and eye-popping attention to detail. Turn on the ambient interior mood lighting when you want to have incandescent light glowing from within during self-drive hire.
The contrast stitching is a hallmark of the traditional Bentley design philosophy of classic luxury. It feels decadent when you sit on the sumptuous seats of the car to know that the hand-finished interior features contrast stitching. If you have an eye for style, take the Mulsanne out during self-drive hire to experience the full extent of the opulent cabin.
As a luxury prestige car, the Bentley Mulsanne features a range of practical features that make driving this prestige car a seamless experience. Use the rear view camera if you need to see what is happening behind you if you are in traffic for example. The vehicle tracking system can also be activated to give you complete control of your car hire experience with the Mulsanne.
The contrast stitching of the interior takes a sensory approach to prestige car interiors that are filtered into the seats of the car. Look at the touch of class of the hand-embroidered Bentley emblem which is on all seats of the Mulsanne. The linen interior of the Mulsanne seats indicate the Crewe-based marque's dedication to meticulous detail because the seats and seatbelt fabrics are matched with DNA focused accuracy.
Embellishments within the interior show you the flair that Bentley has for imaging and styling. Take a look at the Bentley wing badge on the fascia and the flying B radiator mascot. These accents give extra doses of personality to a unique interior which will captivate you during self-drive hire. Enjoy them while you listen to your favourite music as you cruise thanks to the iPod media system which is integrated into the cabin. Because this is Bentley, the iPod entertainment system is set within a veneered drawer. Revel in the sharp tones of your favourite music courtesy of the NAIM audio system. NAIM is one of the most famous audio hardware makers in the world, focusing purely on sonic quality. Its inclusion in the Mulsanne will pepper your car journeys with crystal clear sound.
The Bentley Mulsanne is perfect for self-drive hire experiences where you want to lose yourself in the refinement of the car. Whether you are going to a wedding or you want to enjoy your weekend with the Mulsanne at your side, the various features of the performance, exterior and interior will make it a rich and textured experience.