Bentley has found a way to make the Mulsanne more expensive by giving it silver or gold details on the outside and fancier materials on the inside. Limited to only 50 cars, the new Hallmark Series by Mulliner is available across the entire Mulsanne range and can be visually distinguished by the silver or carat-gold-plated retractable “Flying B” badge with the “Commissioned” lettering engraved on one side and “By Mulliner” on the other.
Deep-pocketed customers can get the car with either a single- or a two-tone finish with hand-painted pin striping running along the length of the coachwork. To make it stand out even more, Bentley will install a set of shiny 21-inch polished wheels and will allow clients to pick from two types of front grilles.
More changes have occurred inside the cabin where the Mulsanne gets contrasting hides for the seats along with silver or gold embroidery, depending on version. Same goes for the inlay strips on all door panels adorned with one of the two precious metals. Bespoke metallic silver or gold hide lines beautify the storage compartments and all of the veneers are color-coordinated with the secondary hide color.
For a dash of exclusivity, the illuminated treadplates will have individual numbering while the Alcantara rear cushions and umbrellas are going to round off the changes. At an additional cost, Bentley will be more than happy to throw in a fancy Mulliner cocktail cabinet.
The Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner will celebrate its public debut next week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It won’t be Bentley’s only car on display as the Crewe-based luxury marque will also have a tricked-out Bentayga also signed by Mulliner. These two will sit alongside the Flying Spur W12 S and the Continental Supersports in both coupe and convertible body styles.
Gallery: Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner
NEW MULSANNE HALLMARK SERIES BY MULLINER: INSPIRED BY PRECIOUS METALS
- Silver and Gold versions of highly exclusive fifty-model series available
- Hallmark Series extends across the flagship Mulsanne range, including Speed and Extended Wheelbase models
- Limited edition features exquisite design details in silver or gold, including ‘Flying B’ mascot, veneer inlays and metallic leather
- Mulsanne Hallmark Series to be unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show with Silver model
(Crewe, 3 March 2017) Bentley Motors is today unveiling the Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner – a highly exclusive limited edition inspired by the finest precious metals and luxury materials used by the very best jewellers.
This limited edition is available across the Mulsanne range, and is the ultimate statement of luxury from Bentley’s flagship model.
Silver and Gold versions of the fifty-model series will be made available to customers. Precious metals have long been identified by hallmarks - stamps that prove their authenticity and value. Truly rare cars can be identified by hallmarks of their own; in this case bespoke Mulliner craftsmanship.
Exquisite design details from Mulliner – Bentley’s personal commissioning division – include a hallmarked silver or carat-gold-plated ‘Flying B’ mascot, a matching fine line running the length of the body; silver or gold metallic hide lining the storage compartments, complementery painted veneer and a stunning precious metal veneer inlay.
The Beauty of Bespoke – An Exquisite Exterior
The famous retractable ‘Flying B’ mascot is engraved with ‘Commissioned’ on one side and ‘By Mulliner’ on the other, and is hewn either from solid silver (featuring the Bentley hallmark) or finished with carat-gold plating.
Both models feature an exquisite handpainted fine line running the length of the coachwork, in either gold or silver. Duo or single-tone paint finishes are available with the Hallmark Series by Mulliner.
The imposing 21” polished alloy wheels and distinct Mulliner (or optional Serenity) grille create the ultimate statement of luxury.
Metallic Leather, Precious Metal Veneer Inlays and Bespoke Colour Splits
Inside, the Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner features front and rear seats trimmed in contrasting hides, to create a bespoke colour split. Stunning silver or gold embroidery, stitching and piping complete the exclusive interior design.
Unique metallic silver or gold hide lines the Hidden Delights storage spaces, inspired by the tailoring for the very best Savile Row suits. The hide on the seats and door panels has the delicate Mulliner quilting pattern, while the veneer is painted to perfectly match the secondary hide colour, creating a considered and elegant interior inspired by current interior design trends.
The fascia has a silver or gold overlay with a ‘Mulliner’ inscription, and there are solid silver or gold-plated inlay strips on all door waistrails.
Alcantara rear cushions matching the secondary hide, city umbrellas, illuminated treadplates featuring model-specific numbers (e.g. ‘1 of 50’), complete the truly extraordinary interior of this new, highly limited-edition Mulsanne Hallmark Series. An optional Mulliner cocktail cabinet can also be specified.
Mulliner – The Beauty of Bespoke
As Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner exists to respond to individual customer requests for further bespoke features.
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.