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10 ways Bentley’s stretched Mulsanne goes unapologetically over the top

The Bentley Mulsanne received a series of updates for the 2017 model year. These include a face-lift that brings a new look, a nicer interior, and for the first time ever an extended-wheelbase (EWB) model. The EWB joins the standard version of the Mulsanne, and a 530-horsepower model dubbed Mulsanne Speed that stands out as the performance-focused member of the lineup.

On paper, the Bentley EWB is exactly what its name implies: a longer version of the marque’s range-topping model. However, after riding in the back of the most exclusive Bentley on the market, I discovered that the story isn’t that simple. Bentley didn’t just stretch its flagship and call it a day.

Here are ten facts that throw light on what the Mulsanne EWB is – and, importantly, what it isn’t.