Looking for a premium crossover? This one has a bottle chiller in the back and a solid gold clock.
The Bentley Bentayga is one of the most luxurious crossovers in the world straight off the showroom floor, but the brand is now upping the level of opulence even more for truly posh customers by introducing the new Mulliner trim. The one going on display in Geneva is a unique example that has a specially inlaid front fascia depicting the Monte Rosa mountain range.
The range-topping Bentayga needs a suitably potent engine to get around, and the Mulliner is only available with the 6.0-liter W12 with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 663 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. It propels the big crossover to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 187 miles per hour (301 kilometers per hour).
The Mulliner is available with Bentley’s roll reduction tech that uses a 48-volt electrical system to adjust the suspension during cornering for a flatter ride.
On the outside, Bentley doesn’t really advertise whether a Bentayga has the Mulliner spec – other than adding a badge. The only major changes are body-color lower trim and chrome bumper grilles in the fascia. It also rides on seven-spoke 22-inch wheels. Two-tone paint is an option but becomes available on the standard Bentayga in April.
The Mulliner really shows why it’s so special on the inside. Buyers can choose different colors for the front and rear seats, and they have seven shades to pick from. Ombré Burr Walnut Veneer wood trim is only available on this model. For true opulence, customers can spec an optional Breitling clock that comes in solid gold and has a dedicated winding mechanism.
Passengers in the rear find a bottle cooler in the console that includes Cumbria Crystal flutes. While enjoying a drink, occupants can pick from six levels of mood lighting that adjusts the illumination from the doors, armrests, and foot wells. Owners can even prep the cabin to their liking with the Parking Heater that lets them set the interior temperature when away from the vehicle.
The Bentayga Mulliner goes on sale this spring, but Bentley is clear that the model only available in limited numbers because of the work necessary in crafting such a luxurious cabin. The company isn't talking about the price, but it's safe to assume that the figure is more than the SUV's roughly $230,000 base price. Expect to only see royalty and captains of industry driving one of these.
Gallery: Bentley Bentayga Mulliner
BENTLEY INTRODUCES THE BENTAYGA MULLINER: THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SUV
Unique Mulliner creation is the ultimate luxury statement
Exclusive features include a new Mulliner Bottle Cooler, unique 22" wheel design, new veneer concept and a bespoke Mulliner interior colour split with contrast embroidery
Bespoke craftsmanship positions Bentayga Mulliner as the pinnacle luxury SUV
Flagship Bentayga Mulliner model will be built in limited numbers
Special one-off Bentayga Mulliner on stand in Geneva next week, featuring unique marquetry depicting Monte Rosa mountain range
(Crewe, 1 March 2017) Bentley Motors is today announcing the introduction of the Bentayga Mulliner: the ultimate luxury SUV.
Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning division, Mulliner, has applied its exquisite craftsmanship to the multi-award-winning Bentayga, creating a new flagship model and setting new standards in automotive luxury.
New interior and exterior features – including optional Duo Tone paintwork, unique 22” wheels, Mulliner Bottle Cooler and a new veneer concept – complement the Bentayga’s sculptural, modern design.
Featuring Bentley’s class-leading 6.0-litre, W12 engine, the Bentayga Mulliner combines efficiency and refinement with ultra-luxurious levels of power and torque. With 608 PS (600 bhp) and 900 Nm (663 lb. ft.) delivering a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h), the Bentayga is the world’s fastest SUV.
Produced in very limited numbers due to the highly complex, handcrafted nature of the Bentayga Mulliner’s luxurious interior features, this new flagship model will be available to order in Spring 2017.
A special one-off example of the Bentayga Mulliner will be on the Bentley stand in Geneva next week, featuring a unique inlay to the front fascia depicting the stunning Monte Rosa mountain range in exquisite hand-crafted marquetry.
An Extraordinary Mulliner Exterior
The Bentayga Mulliner is the most exquisitely appointed luxury SUV ever created, and will appeal to owners searching for the pinnacle of go-anywhere motoring, with the finest performance and comfort.
This new model introduces striking optional Duo Tone paintwork for the first time on Bentayga. The elegant finish is achieved by choosing the perfect proportional balance point for the split, the resulting effect making the cabin and bonnet appear as though floating. The split also serves to enhance the Bentayga’s trademark super-formed muscularity and accentuates its powerful presence. Duo Tone paintwork will be available across the Bentayga range from April.
The new Mulliner 22” Paragon seven-spoke wheels with floating wheel centres, unique exterior badge, and the addition as standard of body-coloured lower bodywork and bright chromed lower bumper grilles, complete the exterior enhancements.
The Ultimate Handcrafted Interior
Inside, Mulliner has combined traditional and modern coachbuilding design. A new Mulliner designed interior colour split – with the front and rear seats finished in different hide colours and offered in seven suggested colour ways – complements the optional Duo Tone exterior paintwork. The hand-stitched hides are finished with unique Mulliner embroidery and contrast stitching.
Bespoke features by Mulliner include a new Mulliner Bottle Cooler in the rear of the cabin, featuring an illuminated chilling cabinet and bespoke Cumbria Crystal flutes, all seamlessly integrated into the generously proportioned, rear centre console.
Ombré Burr Walnut Veneer is exclusively introduced to the Bentayga Mulliner model. This showcases a unique wood transition from Black through to Burr Walnut as the veneer wraps around the interior and a special veneered panel replaces the standard central console fascia.
Mood lighting, comprising six different ‘moods’, together with illuminated Mulliner tread plates and Bentley LED Welcome Lamps, create a luxurious night-time ambience. Bentayga Mulliner also offers owners the chance to create their own bespoke ambience, with ‘My Mood’, which allows occupants to choose from 15 different colours, while also adjusting the brightness in doors, armrests and footwells.
Luxury in Audio, Comfort and Convenience
The Naim for Bentley Audio system in the Bentayga Mulliner is the most powerful, highest quality audio system in the class, featuring twenty speakers driven by a 1,950-watt, 21-channel amplifier.
A convenient, remote-controlled Parking Heater function allows the vehicle interior to be heated or cooled when the engine is switched off, while electric rear window blinds and a double sun-visor are also available with the Sunshine Specification.
The Touring and City Specifications enhance the comprehensive suite of standard driver assistance features, including Park Assist, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Assist, Night Vision and a Head-Up Display.
The Bentayga Mulliner also benefits from Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system. This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.
The flagship Bentayga is also available with the exquisite optional Linley Hamper by Mulliner, complete with refrigerator, bespoke fine Linley china cutlery, crockery and crystal glass, and storage area for dry goods. For comfort in the great outdoors, sections can be removed and used as seats.
Another striking option is the bespoke mechanical Mulliner Tourbillon by Breitling clock. The most complex of watch mechanisms, the Mulliner Tourbillon features 196 individual pieces and is automatically wound periodically by a dedicated high-precision winding mechanism within the car. This masterpiece is machined in solid gold (customers can select from yellow, white or rose gold), with a choice of either a mother-of-pearl or black ebony face and decorated with eight diamond indexes.
Mulliner – The Beauty of Bespoke
As Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner exists to respond to individual customer requests for further bespoke features on the Bentayga Mulliner.
The experienced team, supported by the in-house engineers and designers at Crewe, prides itself on a long history of fulfilling the desires and demands of Bentley’s most discerning customers worldwide.
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