Bentley gives its Bentayga SUV the Mulliner treatment
New limited edition flagship to top the Bentley SUV range - it will be available to order from spring this year.
The world's fastest SUV is about to become a whole lot more exclusive. That's because Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning division, Mulliner, is set to reveal a limited edition version of the Bentayga at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Although the Bentayga could hardly be seen as subtle in its standard trim, Mulliner has given the car a unique set of 22 inch wheels and dual-tone paint job to help distinguish it from its lesser siblings. These features will both be options available on the standard car later in the year, but for now will only available on the Mulliner model.
The car also has a unique interior look with a front and back colour split, with black leather trim up front and the split rear seats being finished in a lighter linen colour.
These contrasting colours are continued in the rest of the interior which is complemented by a new ‘veneer concept’, Bentley says. The driver's environment features piano black trim, while back seat passengers have burr walnut to complement the lighter leather.
The contrasting finishes then meet on the centre console and front doors, where Bentley has blended the two finishes together to create the ‘Ombrè Burr Walnut’ veneer. This may seem like a minor difference, but considering ‘Piano Black’ trim, as Bentley calls it, requires multiple layers of varnish to achieve its desired finish, it might go some way to explain why Bentley plans on only offering the veneer option in extremely limited numbers.
On top of these trim changes, the Bentayga Mulliner has a bespoke rear centre console, with an inbuilt champagne bottle holder and customised flutes to keep rear occupants hydrated at all times. Thanks to the standard Bentayga’s suprisingly adept off-road ability, it should mean that even the most remote expeditions won’t leave passengers without a chilled bottle of brut.
Mechanically, the Bentayga Mulliner utilises the larger 6-litre W12 engine, which shares its 600bhp and 663lb ft of torque with the standard car. It also shares its 186mph top speed making this the most multipurpose of multipurpose vehicles.