Bentley unveiled the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The luxo-barge is the company’s greatest interpretation of bespoke automotive luxury, craftsmanship, individualisation and refinement.
The towkay car is one metre longer and 79mm taller than the Mulsanne, and features a unique interior with “private jet” seating configuration in the rear cabin.
Bentley’s first application of electrochromic or “smart glass” allows passengers to switch the interior division and rear-cabin window glass between clear and opaque at the touch of a button, while a suite of on-board technology ensures the whole motoring experience is both exclusive and luxurious.
This private commission has been designed, engineered and handcrafted by Bentley’s coachbuilding division, Mulliner, which has more than 100 years’ heritage in peerless bespoke automotive coachbuilding and customisation.
The original brief was to build a car with four rear seats of equal comfort. The four seats, two of which are rear-facing to allow face-to-face conversation, are generously accommodated beneath a uniquely handcrafted wood-veneered roof bow, within a cabin trimmed in sumptuous leather.
With the focus on the rear cabin, a new climate control system has been developed exclusively by Mulliner. Furthermore, the interior offers features such as iPad charging-and-docking stations, as well as veneered fold-out tables, a bottle cooler with frosted glass and crystal flutes, and a soft drink cabinet with bespoke tumblers. It also has an intercom system to communicate with the driver, and unique controls for the rear features.
Only the most luxurious materials have been used to achieve exemplary levels of refinement. Naturally, the opulence of the rear cabin is accentuated by the extensive use of wood and leather for which Bentley is renowned.
Finished in two-tone Silver Frost and Moroccan Blue, the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner shows great attention to detail. This is evident from the Flying B mascot – engraved with the words “Coachbuilt by Mulliner” and standing above a unique iteration of Bentley’s iconic chrome grille and lower bumper grilles, designed specifically for this car.
The effortless lines that track from the bonnet along the sinuous body of the saloon conclude in beautifully resolved shoulders, melding the aesthetic purity of Bentley’s flagship with the luxury of additional space inside. The English carriage rides on four unique 21-inch wheels, colour-matched to the exterior paintwork.
In accordance with the enhanced dimensions, the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner is fitted with a fully engineered powertrain and a re-engineered chassis and suspension, guaranteeing the highest possible degree of passenger comfort and safety in the world’s longest ultra-luxe limo.