Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Bentayga gets even more luxurious

Bentley Motors has made its Bentayga SUV even more luxurious, with a special edition created by Mulliner and billed as the ultimate luxury statement.

Currently the world’s most expensive SUV, the base Bentayga model costs in the reigon of $230,000.

Now, Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning division has applied its craftsmanship to the Bentayga to set new standards in automotive luxury.

New interior and exterior features – including optional Duo Tone paintwork, unique 22-inch wheels, a bottle cooler and a new veneer concept – complement the Bentayga’s sculptural, modern design.

Featuring a 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 kmph in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 kmph), the Bentayga is the world’s fastest SUV.

Produced in very limited numbers, the new flagship Bentley Mulliner will be available to order in this spring and a one-off model will be on show off at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, featuring an inlay to the front fascia depicting the Monte Rosa mountain range in hand-crafted marquetry.


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 SUV’s super-formed muscularity and accentuates its powerful presence.  Duo Tone paintwork will be available across the Bentayga range from April.

New 22-inch 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.


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 colour ways – complements the optional Duo Tone exterior paintwork. The hand-stitched hides are finished with Mulliner embroidery and contrast stitching.

Bespoke features include a new bottle cooler in the rear of the cabin, featuring an illuminated chilling cabinet and bespoke Cumbria Crystal flutes, all integrated into the generously proportioned, rear centre console.

Ombré Burr Walnut Veneer is exclusively introduced to the Bentayga Mulliner. 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.


The Naim for Bentley Audio system in the SUV is the most powerful, highest quality audio system in the class, featuring 20 speakers driven by a 1,950-W, 21-channel amplifier.

A remote-controlled function allows the 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 SUV also benefits from Bentley Dynamic Ride – electric active roll control technology that instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.

The flagship Bentayga is also available with the 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, which features 196 pieces and is automatically wound periodically by a dedicated high-precision winding mechanism within the car. 

This clock 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. The price of the clock alone is said to be in the region of $160,000!

Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines – Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne.

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