The first question a prospective Bentley Mulsanne buyer must ask is: drive or be driven? The British automaker’s 505-horsepower flagship sedan plays both parts well, but its spacious and sumptuous rear compartment makes it perhaps a bit more geared to the latter choice. And yet, despite plush seats swathed in yards of supple and aromatic leather (“handpicked from herds in cooler climates where the lack of insects means blemish-free hides,” Bentley informs us) the Mulsanne’s backseat pleasures are hardly restricted to mere lounging.
A properly optioned Mulsanne can be a centre of connected productivity. The factory-fitted Entertainment Specification features a pair of bespoke fold-down picnic tables with leather-trimmed writing surfaces. A touch of a button opens the lid to reveal a docking station for an Apple iPad and space for a Bluetooth keyboard – internet-linked via the car’s on-board wi-fi router. Price: $33,620, and no, iPads are not included. (Bentley Motors)
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