You’ve got to feel a little bad for the Bentley designers responsible for the Mulsanne – when you already offer a car with everything in it, how can you possibly improve on it? Turns out there’s a fairly simple answer: iPads and booze. Or more specifically two iPads, a “luxury bottle cooler,” and even bespoke champagne flutes. Bentley will be offering this (and more) in its new “Theater” and iPad” packages, available as part of the Mulsanne’s Executive Interior line.
Designed for the executive on the go, the Theater and iPad packages offer a variety of different amenities. Those who opt for the iPad package will get two iPads. The iPads are docked in the electrically-operated fold-down picnic tables. When not in use, the iPads hide away underneath the wooden surface of the tables. With the tables folded out and the iPads in use, backseat passengers can surf the web, play Angry Birds, or do other important things using the standard Bluetooth keyboard.
Far and away the more opulent package, Mulsanne buyers who opt for the Theater package get just about every conceivable tech and luxury item wedged in back. Mulsannes with the Theater package will get a flip-down 15.6-inch HD LED screen, as well as 8-inch screens mounted in the headrests of the front seats. The screens are controlled by a trunk-mounted Mac Mini, with USB ports located in the center console. The entire system is then controlled by a center console-docked iPod Touch using a unique Bentley app. All of this is of course in addition to the iPad package.
The Mulsanne’s Theater package also gains a “luxury bottle cooler” built into the rear armrest. The cooler includes space for two full-size champagne bottles, and will hold them in an angled position, so an open bottle can safely be stored for future consumption. The cooler also conceals three hand-blown lead crystal champagne flutes. The cooler is sealed from the rest of the cabin by a frosted glass door, operated by the touch of a button.