Luxury vehicle manufacturer Bentley has announced its 2012 specifications list for its flagship Mulsanne model.

Bentley's 6.75-litre V8 ultra-luxury sports saloon is one of the most desirable cars in the world today and delivers plenty of punch, while ensuring the vehicle's occupants arrive at their destination having travelled in the lap of luxury.

Improvements to performance have been made for the company's top luxury vehicle this year, with the unique Sports setting being added to offer owners a more responsive and firmer ride if they wish to push their Mulsanne that little bit further.

The model is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds – faster than many top sports cars – while the vehicle's beautifully-balanced proportions and handling ensure the driver remains in full control at all times, even when pushing the car to its limits.

In addition, new design features include "Flying B" wing vents and the developer's proprietary Diamond Quilted interior upholstery and carpets have been added for 2012. Furthermore, a new sunroof option has been introduced, as well as bespoke bottle cooler technology across the entire Mulsanne range.

Alasdair Stewart, Bentley's member of the board for sales and marketing, commented: "The Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of British motoring with unrivalled luxury and effortless performance.

"Now, the distinctly sporting accent of the new Mulliner Driving Specification provides an even greater degree of driving enjoyment without compromising the Mulsanne's legendary comfort and refinement."

Last month, Bentley picked up accolades for its Mulsanne and Continental GTC models at the Hurun Report's Best of the Best 2012 awards, taking home the coveted Limited Edition Super Luxury Car title.

In addition, the luxury car manufacturer also bagged a number of other titles and trophies in January, including a Luxury Oscar Award from the World Luxury Association and a cementing of the company's place in its Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brands rankings.

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Posted by Mark Thompson

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