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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Bentley Mulsanne

Overall verdict
More fun to drive than the Rolls Phantom, the Mulsanne is brilliant, so long as you’re on the inside.


About a car as luxurious as money can buy


That luxury doesn't come cheap and, let's be honest, it's no looker


What is it?

Bentley’s flagship is not a huge seller, so this is a rare beast. That’s relatively speaking – a £230,000 saloon is never going to sell in numbers as great as the VW Golf. Except, perhaps in China, where Bentley can’t feed its growing dealership network quickly enough. The Mulsanne’s new, too, introduced in 2010, which in Bentley timescales is extremely young. It’s imposing as a Bentley saloon should be, but it’s not conventionally pretty.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
6.8 V8 Speed 4dr Auto
4.8s 350g/km 17.8 530 £262,200
The cheapest
6.8 V8 4dr Auto
5.1s 350g/km 17.8 506 £238,700
The greenest
6.8 V8 4dr Auto
5.1s 350g/km 17.8 506 £238,700