Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The New Bentley Mulsanne

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by hypersonic, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,367
    Likes Received:
    411
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    I am for interiors! I need soft leather and dark wood and i have an appreciation for traditional dials. As for exteriors, I like them to be modern.
    +1. I really like a nicely appointed interior.
     


  2. jessis

    jessis Senior member

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Those front lights on the Bentley are nasty. [​IMG] Hate them.
    Agreed - I really like the fact that RR has evolved the front. Bentley is too predictable for me.

    Clean, modern front of the RR is tough.
     


  3. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Location:
    The Empire
    Do you think Daimler will enter this segment with a baby Maybach?

    I dont think so. The Maybach 57 And 57s models are meant to be driven and not chauffeured. The thing missing from the line up would be a sports car coupe. When the exelero was created I thought it was gorgeous but now it looks like a cartoon to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybach_Exelero
    I wonder if they are still interested in creating something like that...
     


  4. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

    Messages:
    5,057
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Definitely has potential....


    300C anyone?


    yeah dude, that's it. Not like 300C copied bentley style originally, it's the other way around.. [​IMG]
     


  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

    Messages:
    32,351
    Likes Received:
    154
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    I love it

    +2
     


  6. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Definitely has potential....





    yeah dude, that's it. Not like 300C copied bentley style originally, it's the other way around.. [​IMG]


    did I say Bentley copied it? but it looks even more like the 300c than it did before.
     


  7. sjg22

    sjg22 Senior member

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Bentley is reminding me of Jaguar's decision to make the latest XJ sedan's styling extremely derivative. I'm not a massive fan of Rolls, but a car like that SHOULD have "Look at me" presence. That's the reason why you're dropping $350 odd thousand on the car, when you could have an S-Class or XJ that basically does much the same thing (although not quite to the same extent). The Bentley looks like the last Bentley Arnage which looked the like the one that preceded it. In the same way that people flock to a new arena or ballpark when it's new to see it, people buy cars that look new and interesting. That isn't to say that you should churn out new styling all the time if it's crap, and change for change's sake isn't good either (the SL line of Mercedes has done just fine changing exterior styling about as often as the Steelers change Head Coaches). But, my point is that when you do decide to change the exterior styling, you need to CHANGE it. Jaguar messed that one up (look at the XJ's sales) and has apparently learned from their mistake given the release of the XF. Bentley should have done something different.
     


  8. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    New press-release image:

    [​IMG]
     


  9. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles / London
    ^ Well geez that tells us a lot doesn't it [​IMG]
     


  10. Casey

    Casey Senior member

    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Location:
    San Diego
    Not really. But I think it's enough to know what Bentley did with it. They can't possibly be that wild with their designs.

    Personally, that RR looks a hell of a lot better than the Phantom, and I actually kind of liked it. But it was the "I like it because it's so ugly" type of like. This 200EX is "I like it because it looks nice."
     


  11. montyharding

    montyharding Senior member

    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Jolly Old Blighty
    Bizarre. Looks like a Chinese knockoff of itself.
     


  12. greg_atlanta

    greg_atlanta Senior member

    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Atlanta


  13. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Location:
    The Empire
    still ghetto

    I dont get it
     


  14. DesignerValet

    DesignerValet Senior member

    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    101
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    New press-release image:

    [​IMG]



    From this angle it looks like a freakin' Dodge Charger. From what I've seen I don't much care for it; if anything, they need to take styling cues from proper Bentleys (Arnage/Azure/Brooklands) rather than the bland and Germanic-looking Continental GT.
     


  15. dave

    dave Senior member

    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    From this angle it looks like a freakin' Dodge Charger. From what I've seen I don't much care for it; if anything, they need to take styling cues from proper Bentleys (Arnage/Azure/Brooklands) rather than the bland and Germanic-looking Continental GT.

    sure, if they don't want to sell any cars. realize that the GT is the best selling Bentley of all time. beyond that, it's a solid, forward looking design. the Bentley of old is just that. old. if Bentley wants to position itself to steal customers from the likes of Mercedes and BMW, they need to make relevant cars not cars that make you think they're going to short out if you drive them through a puddle.

    Let's all face it, Bentleys have not been very good cars in the last 40 years. the GT has changed that and the higher ups there know how to bank on a good thing.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by