Images revealed in the motoring press show the updates Bentley is busy making to its Mulsanne saloon, the luxury firm’s flagship model.
The Mulsanne has now been in production for six years, and the facelift model – set for release in 2017 – will renew the car’s appeal for a new legion of buyers. The pictures show a revised front bumper design and new two-part grille. Meanwhile, the headlamps have been reshaped slightly but retain the familiar circular shape.
The rest of the exterior remains untouched. A squared-off boot lid can still be seen at the rear between two pillars of oval tail lights. Similar oval-shaped exhausts on either side of the rear bumper have also been carried over.
Full details will no doubt be revealed closer to the car’s launch, but what is known is that the 2017 Mulsanne will be powered by a twin-turbo charged 6.75-litre engine. The current unit generates 505bhp and 1020Nm of maximum torque, and the new arrival should match or surpass this. As is often the case with facelift models, the new Mulsanne may also arrive with a host of additional optional extras.
You can read about every development to the Mulsanne and each other Bentley on sale in the UK with Bentley Kent or Bentley Essex, part of Jardine Motors Group.