At over $230,000 the Bentayga is not exactly a cheap or easy to get car. However, for those looking for more exclusivity a new model has been revealed recently. The 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner is their latest addition to the range. This model is going to be built in limited numbers and it is going to bring some exclusive features for a while. With it Bentley is set to give the Bentayga the boost it needed in order to become the most expensive and desirable car in its class. The Mulliner edition’s price hasn’t been revealed so far. However, considering how expensive the base model is and what the Mulliner brings as extras, it is safe to assume a base price of nearly $300,000 could be possible.
Mulliner was actually a well known Britich coachbuilder that made some of the best looking Bentley cars in history. The Bentayga is meant to commemorate it so it brings some unique design cues over the base car. On top of that, the interior has been specifically upgraded in order to differentiate it from the rest of the lineup. In fact the new Mulliner has to be one of the best retro inspired cars to be released recently.
Inside the cabin
One of the defining traits of the interior of the 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner are the seats. These are covered in differently colored leather which hasn’t been done before, especially not in an SUV. The front seats are covered in black leather with contrasting stitching and quilted leather on the side bolsters.
The rear seats on the other hand, as well as the backs of the front seats, have been covered in white quilted leather which has been hand-stitched with contrasting colors. The inserts inside are made out of real walnut instead of aluminum. Over the base model the Mulliner also brings a bottle cooler in the middle seat, different LED lamps for the interior as well as unique headliner upholstery.
2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner exterior
The car’s design is just as impressive as the interior. The Mulliner features a two-tone paint scheme which is going to be unique for it, at least for a while. The hood, grille and the cabin are painted in a dark gold with the lower part of the car being covered in a unique shade of purple.
The 22 inch wheels are unique to it and so are the floating Bentley badges inside the center-caps. This is a first for the Bentayga and we do expect to see it in the future on the other models. The two-tone paint scheme has already been confirmed for all the other models but it is going to be launched at a later date.
The 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner sports the same 6 liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine as the regular model. This can offer up to 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque which is considerably more than its nearest competitor. The engine sends the power to a four wheel drive system with torque vectoring, so it is one of the more capable cars in its class. The Bentayga will get from 0 to 60 MPH in just under 4 seconds and it will go up to a top speed of 187 MPH. This is significantly better than pretty much any other crossovers on the market and it will remain that way for some time from now on. Unfortunately the Mulliner doesn’t bring anything unique when it comes to the powertrain. This is not really a drawback but with such a limited model it would have been nice for something a bit more capable. A top speed of 200 MPH would have allowed Bentley to claim the title for the first production SUV to hit the 200 MPH threshold.