A ten-inch extension to the back seat and installation of power reclining seats with leg rests convert the regular $303,000 Bentley Mulsanne boulevard cruiser into the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase private jet for the ground. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, so hold off on pulling out your checkbook.
The need for such an option became clear to Bentley through conversations with its customers, Mulsanne product manager Hans Holtzgartner told Bentley Magazine, the company's official publication.
"We didn't do surveys or run a big research program or anything," he said. "We found out some interesting things, such as the fact that a lot of potential buyers don't just want to rest in the car, they also want to sleep in it."
Your wish is Bentley's command. In addition to the fold-down seats, which can comfortably accommodate sleepers as tall as 6'7", there is also a full-length with airline-style flip out table tops, a glass topped storage box and a cool box for keeping drinks chilled.
In airline fashion, there are also entertainment displays mounted to the backs of the front seat, in the form of detachable Android tablets.
Want plain old music? You're covered. Bentley installed a 2,200-watt, 20-speaker Naim for Bentley Premium Audio System.
The My Bentley mobile app for Apple and Android devices also provides Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase owners additional amenities. "One of my favorites is the reminder function, the kind you might get from the pilot preparing for descent and landing," Holzgartner said.
What we don't need, however, is a reminder of how cool Bentley is. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase does that by itself.