As if the standard Bentayga wasn’t enough, Bentley had to up the ante and reveal its most exclusive SUV yet — the Bentayga Mulliner. Bentley has long been associated with the Mulliner moniker, having commissioned the centuries-old company to design the coachwork for many of its original road cars. Now, with the Bentayga, Mulliner has applied its exquisite craftsmanship to the award-winning Bentayga, creating a new flagship model and setting new standards in automotive luxury. Whenever the Mulliner badge is applied, you can be sure Bentley has pulled out all the stops to distinguish it from more run-of-the-mill versions.
With the exception of the absurd, limited-edition Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, the Bentley Bentayga represents the current peak of all-terrain luxury. According to Bentley, “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.”
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.
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.
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.
Prices haven’t been announced, but the base Bantayga costs around $230,000 so expect the Mulliner to cost considerably more – you can add another $160,000 just for the clock alone.
A special one-off example of the Bentayga Mulliner will be on the Bentley stand at the Geneva Auto Show next week, featuring a unique inlay to the front fascia depicting the stunning Monte Rosa mountain range in exquisite hand-crafted marquetry.
While we won’t see the Bentayga Mulliner on the streets of Los Angeles until later this year, it’s never too early to pre-order yours now! Get in touch with L.A. Car Connection today — let’s make your dream a reality.