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FROM EPIC PANORAMA TO INTRICATE DETAIL: BENTLEY’S EXTRAORDINARY ‘GIGAPIXEL’ IMAGE

22 June 2016

Bentley extraordinary Gigapixelimage_1 Bentley extraordinary Gigapixelimage_2 Bentley extraordinary Gigapixelimage_3 Bentley extraordinary Gigapixelimage_4 (Crewe, 21 June 2016) Today Bentley is unveiling a groundbreaking ‘gigapixel’ image, featuring the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase in Rose Gold over Magnetic duo-tone crossing San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge. The image was created using technology originally developed by NASA to enable Mars rovers to take exploratory panoramic photographs. Viewers can use an innovative, interactive zoom function to travel from 700 metres out all the way into the Mulsanne’s cabin – right down to the 4,500 individual stitches in the embroidered ‘Winged B’ headrest logo. An incredible 4,425 times larger than a typical smartphone image, this extraordinary photograph is made up of approximately 53 billion pixels (or 53,000 megapixels). It was created by taking 700 individual shots from the same location and ‘stitching’ them together digitally. The result, if reproduced in standard print format, would be the size of a football field. Kevin Rose, Bentley’s Board Member for Sales and Marketing, said: “Nowhere is Bentley’s famed attention to detail better demonstrated than with our new Mulsanne. We wanted to commission this shot to capture both the exquisite detailing of the Mulsanne and the epic scale of our brand’s ambitions. We believe the result is truly extraordinary.” Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase: Rear Passenger Comfort Redefined Designed for customers with a preference for being driven, the Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase featured in the gigapixel shot offers a first-class air-travel experience for the road. The 250 mm extension of the Mulsanne’s wheelbase (from 3,266 mm up to 3,516 mm) is entirely to the benefit of rear-seat passenger legroom. This significant increase in interior space makes the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase the most generously proportioned pinnacle luxury limousine in the world, and by far the most comfortable way to travel on four wheels. To make the best use of the additional rear legroom, Bentley has developed airline-style electronic legrests which are integrated into the bases of the two rear seats. These extend outward and pivot, affording rear-seat passengers the luxury of choice between upright, relaxed and reclined seating positions. A beautifully appointed console separates the two rear seats in the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. Ornate and functional, the console is appointed in the finest handcrafted veneer, metal, glass and leather and houses practical features such as USB ports, pen holders, cup holders and a glass-covered stowage area. For those passengers who wish to work on the move, both rear seats can also be specified with a deployable, folding table. For privacy, electric curtains at the rear are standard fitment and can be tailored with either a black or champagne coloured interior lining. Rear-seat passengers also benefit from a large-format sunroof over the rear cabin. Controlled by the passengers or the driver, the tilting and sliding glass panel (with Alcantara sun blind) allows natural light to flood into the Mulsanne’s beautifully appointed cabin and clearly reinforces the Extended Wheelbase’s focus on the rearward passenger. For additional differentiation and choice, customers are able to specify their cars in a wide range of duo-tone exterior paint combinations, such as the Rose Gold over Magnetic seen in the gigapixel image, and with a beautiful new 21” wheel.