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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 flapper. Today, with the physical connection severed by technology, a series of electronic micro switches sends orders to digital servos that handle the job. Understanding the tactile significance of that age-old mechanical movement, Bentley
engineers painstakingly replicated the gratifying feedback of a precisely polished steel rod sliding over smooth felt to pull a soft leather damper closed. Their accomplishment is all but flawless.
Tasked with building an all-new flagship that captures the essence of the Bentley marque - incomparable coach-built luxury and a passion for power and speed - the engineers and designers in Crewe left nothing to chance. The result is the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Now... press the start button
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