2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan

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2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Shivendra Garg Content writer Updated on: November 13, 2019


The luxury automaker Bentley marks its 100 years in the making, hence, all 2019 Mulsanne models, including the Speed, adorn the celebratory badging and interior lighting elements. The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is the perfect blend of power, performance and luxury.

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Pros

Luxurious, hand-crafted interior

Highly extensive options of customization

Stately ride quality coupled with authoritative acceleration

Cons

Even the entry level model costs a lot more than some rivals

What's New?

Commemorative badging for all 2019 Mulsannes in honor of 100 years of Bentley


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$335600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

186 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

412 cu.in.

horsepower

530 hp @ 4000 rpm

torque

811 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic transmission

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.2/65

dimensions

wheelbase

128.6 in.

length

219.5 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

59.9 in.

curb weight

5919 lbs.

ground clearance

5.6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

16 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.9 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

10/14/2016 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / unlimited

powertrain warranty

36 months. / unlimited

corrosion warranty

3 yr. / Unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Blue Metallic color  2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Black color  2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan in Amber color
Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Fuel Economy

2.0

Interior

7.0

Safety

9.0

6.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Base

Base

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$230,000 - $335,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (6.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $335,600 MSRP (10/14/16) 530 hp @ 4000 rpm, 6.8 L, V-8, flexible
8 speed automatic transmission rear wheel drive 5
4dr Sedan (6.0l 12cyl 10A) Starting at $230,000 MSRP TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Expert Review

6.0

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The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed boasts a 6.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that does not fret at all when it comes to hauling this behemoth. The Speed trim of the 2019 Mulsanne retains all the luxury of an everyday Bentley along with racier bits like carbon fiber, variable dampers and air springs, which make up for fast but smooth ride.

The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed ranks up against the likes of Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Some might say that the pricing for the Mulsanne is not very pocket friendly, but they must not forget that it combines effortless performance and hand-crafted luxury unlike its competitors.


 
 

2.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Features

The 2019 Mulsanne Speed represents everything the brand knows about making some of the world’s most powerful, most luxurious cars. It is the most powerful and driver-oriented Mulsannes of all.

Trim

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

MSRP RWD

$304,670

Features

Stainless steel grille

 

Stainless steel rear bumper inserts

 

Auto-dimming door mirrors

 

Turn signal indicator mirrors

 

Power open and close trunk

 

Heated door mirrors

 

Door auto-latch

 

Voice activated air conditioning

 

Integrated key/remote

 

Day-night rearview mirror

 

Navigation system with voice activation

 

Automatic temperature control

 

Cruise control

 

Telescoping steering wheel

 

Tilt steering wheel

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The Mulsanne Speed is one of the most expensive cars available in the market today. There’s really just the one competitor that stands out; the half-million-dollar Rolls-Royce Phantom. Other than that, there’s no other car that proclaims the extravagant taste, refinement and hand-built perfection like the Mulsanne. The 2019 Mulsanne Speed is a no expense spared car. It uses only the finest leather, metal and wood. Still, if that isn’t satisfying enough for some, they can opt for a customized Mulsanne which tailor made to suit one’s taste.

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Engine and Performance

The Mulsanne is impressively quick. But drive around a turn and you’ll experience a lot of body roll. Driving in a straight line is preferred- Edmunds

 Engine and Transmission

A 530 hp twin-turbocharged 6.8-liter V-8 of the 2019 Mulsanne Speed drives the rear wheel through an 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual. Racing bits like carbon-fiber, variable dampers, and air springs make the Mulsanne a driver’s car.

Models

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

MSRP

$304,670

$492,425

$199,900

Engine

6.8-liter V-8

6.8-liter V-12

6.0L Bi-turbo V12

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD

7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

530 hp @ 4,000 rpm

563 hp @ 5,000 rpm

621 hp @ 4,800 rpm

Torque

811 lb.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

664 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

738 lb.-ft. @2,300 rpm

Acceleration

The massive engine of the 2019 Mulsanne makes acceleration seems effortless. Despite its huge proportions, the Mulsanne hustles like a much smaller sedan. That inspires confidence for the person behind the steering wheel.

Models

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

0-60(secs)

4.8

5.2

4.6 

Quarter Mile

13.3

N/A

13.1 secs

Engine

6.8

6.8

6.0L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

12.6

12.6

11.1

Braking

The big engine and body of the Mulsanne Speed mean that the car also requires big brakes that provide ample feedback, and they do just that. The availability of ABS make the job of stopping the car seem just that much more easier.

Model

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Brake front

(in.)

15.7

N/A

15.4

Brake Rear

(in.)

14.6

N/A

14.4

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

5919

5644

5296

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

114

Ride and Handling

The specially developed noise-absorbing Dunlop tires along with new hydraulic subframe mounts and adaptive engine mounts are very effective at preventing any noise from entering the cabin.

The air-springs can be set to Comfort mode, or the Bentley mode, which make the Speed float over the ground without breaking a sweat. Then there’s the Sport mode, which tightens things up a bit for a speedy ride. There is, however, a substantial amount of body roll while dipping into corners, but that’s only natural considering its not actually a mid-size sedan even though it drives like one.

The Mulsanne can be just as indulging as it is exciting. The cabin is lined with 20 speakers, 20 channels, 2200 watt Niam stereo - the most powerful automotive system - along with seat massagers and ventilation systems.

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Fuel Economy

2.0/10

For a big car, that offers as much performance and features as the Mulsanne, it does suffer a bit on mileage. Still, the economy of the car is not at all that disappointing. The Mulsanne, however, when placed against its competitors, ranks last in terms of fuel economy. 

Model

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

MPG (city)

10

12

13

MPG (highway)

16

19

21

MPG (combined)

12

14

16

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Interior

7.0/10

Wood, metal and leather abound - all either handcrafted or polished. The overall layout is very traditional, with modern technology subtly integrated.-  Edmunds

 Seating and Comfort

The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is spacious enough to comfortably seat 4 people. There’s plenty of room on the inside along with strategically placed storage spaces to hold stuff. The Mulsanne does not compromise on comfort.

All seats come with their own massage, recline, and ventilation features. The additional extensive sound-deadening and air ride suspension system along with four-zone climate control makes sure that each occupant feels right at home even while being far from it.

Model

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.1/N/A/41.9

41.2/N/A/41.0

42.3/59.7/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.1/N/A/42.9

38.5/N/A/53.1

37.9/58.7/40.0

Cargo Volume

The availability of space in the trunk of the 2019 Mulsanne is probably the smallest thing about it. There are several storage spaces all along the inside of the car, but there isn’t as much space in the boot as one might expect out of such a big car.

Model

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

15.7

19.0

12.3

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Exterior

There’s no doubt the Bentley Mulsanne makes a statement. It’s an extravagance that proclaims wealth, taste and refinement.- Edmunds

 Dimension and weight

The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is bigger and heavier than all of its competitors. For the kind of reputation that Bentley holds, this Mulsanne definitely looks the part. It’s like a tank that is built for peace not war.

Model

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5919

5644

5296

Length (in.)

219.5

227.2

214.7

Width (in.)

75.8

79.4

74.8

Height (in.)

59.9

64.8

58.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.7

6.5

5.2

Wheelbase (in.)

128.6

139.8

132.5

Track Width (in.) F/R

63.2/65.0

N/A

63.9/-

Design and styling

The wide and aggressive front grille, along with fenders featuring the “B” motif vents, of the Bentley Mulsanne give it the kind of presence that a luxury car of this stature demands. There is plenty of chrome to go around that add to the detailing on the outside.

On the inside, there’s ample use of only the finest and most genuine leather, metal and wood. Even the little pocket spaces and cup holders are wrapped in leather to give it that premium feel. Overall, the design and styling on the Mulsanne make it stand out from the rest of the competition. At the point of hitting the roads, the Mulsanne can be perceived in a snap and makes certain to make heads turn. Uni-piece front guard, grilles, hats, and bumpers loan the ride a wide and commanding position. An attention-attracting radiator shell incorporates excellent treated steel vertical grille vanes. Flush fitting, all-LED front, and headlamp bundles credit a specific edge to the Mulsanne's appeal.

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Safety

9.0/10

The 2019 Mulsanne is a major league car, which means it comes packed with all necessary safety features along with all the styling and performance. The safety features include:

  • Air bag-frontal-driver
  • Air bag-frontal-passenger
  • Air bag-side body-front
  • Air bag-side body-rear
  • ABS
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rollover protection bars
  • Night vision
  • Traction control
  • Fog lamps
  • Parking aid
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Back-up camera
  • Stability control
  • Side impact beams
  • Blind spot sensor

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Competition

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed vs. Mercedes Maybach S600

Both the Maybach S600 and the Mulsanne are total monsters when it comes to size and performance. The Maybach gets a twin-turbo V-12, while the Mulsanne has a twin-turbo V-8. Still, the Maybach is a bit fast than the Mulsanne. The difference between the 0-60 time of both these cars is of 0.2 seconds, which is barley noticebale in the real world. The Mulsanne accelerates almost as fast as the Maybach but what it puts on offer is better comfort and greater luxury alongside. Yes, the Maybach is cheaper, but the Bentley is worth every penny one puts on it.

2019 Bentley Mulsanne vs. Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls Royce Phantom and The Bentley Mulsanne Speed are pretty much the same car with different badges, and if someone is fortunate enough to be considering anyone of them, then there is no wrong choice to be fair. Only the Phantom costs about half a million dollars, while the Bentley is a good $200,000 cheaper. However, for all that extra money the Phantom does come with a V-12 engine and the overall ride quality is also better.

2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Sedan Final Verdict

The 2019 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is a driver’s car. The additional racing bits make the Mulsanne feel surprisingly wieldy despite its massive size. It is loaded with features that make the car indulging for the rider as well as the passenger. Features like automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring make it a driver-friendly car, but things like four-zone climate control and separate massage and ventilation functions for the passenger seats, make sure that everyone is treated to one of the most comfortable rides irrespective of wherever they may be seated.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Bentley Mulsanne Speed available in all-wheel-drive?

No, the Bentley Mulsanne comes in only Rear-wheel-drive

Does the Bentley Mulsanne Speed offer any wheel choices? 

Yes, the ride comes fitted with 21" wheels, which can be customized to Classis, Radiance, and Speed wheel in various finishes. 

What connectivity features does the car offer? 

The Mulsanne Speed offers a number of connectivity services such as the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity.