Even in the extreme vehicle segments, some buyers still seek to stand out from their peers. These kinds of buyers are not satisfied with standards of such classes and need an extra touch on their models. To them, money is not the problem as long as they get the exclusivity they clave. These are the kind of fellows who shun supercars for hypercars despite the fact that the hypercars spend most of their time tucked in the garage. Well, the same trend seems to have spread to the high-end luxury SUV market and one automaker is basking in the glory of crafting just the perfect model for the moneyed guys yet in this exclusive segment. I am referring to the all exclusive 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner from the British luxury automaker.
In its standard form, the Bentayga SUV is among the best luxury SUVs on the market. However, the automaker went a step further to create a more exclusive version of the SUV. When it debuted in 2015, the SUV was rated as the fastest luxury SUV in the globe. Just before we fully became familiar with the preliminary model, Bentley has released a revised version of the SUV to maintain its grip as the most exclusive luxury SUV on earth.
2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner Exterior
Compared to the regular Bentayga SUV, the Mulliner is more muscular and bolder. The Mulliner is specifically designed by Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning department. The SUV has dual tone paintwork which helps to set it apart from standard Bentayga SUVs.
The grille, engine hood and the upper body feature a dark gold paint job while the lower part of the SUV has a shade of purple. The SUV rides on 7-spoke, 22-inch Paragon wheels. The wheel caps feature floating badges which add to the model’s attractiveness. In addition, it features flared out wheel arches.
Interior of new Bentley Bentayga Mulliner
The Mulliner’s cabin flaunts the latest premium features in the luxury segment of the automotive industry. The cabin features different leather upholstery contrasted with hand stitches to complement the exterior’s two-color paint work. The standard central console has been done away with and in its place is an Ombre Burr Walnut veneer paneling. Perhaps the most exciting feature, one out of the ordinary is the Bottle Cooler. The cooler features a chilling cabinet with an ambient illumination as well as Cumbria crystal flutes at the rear console. To set the model apart from standard Bentayga models, the SUV has numerous Mulliner logos on the floor mats, seat headliners as well as a couple of other areas in the cabin.
According to the automaker, passengers will also be able to customize the vehicle’s ambience according to their moods. They can control the foot-wells and armrests via the “My Mood” feature. In addition, the Oberakk mood lighting feature offers different brightness levels and colors for night ambience. I also understand that the SUV comes with a remote controlled Heater that one can activate before getting into the car. This feature enables one to heat or cool the car to desired standards way before getting in even when the vehicle’s engine is switched off.
Audiophiles will fall in love with the SUV’s 1,950-watt Naim audiophile sound system that is let out on 20 speakers distributed all over the cabin.
For safety, the Mulliner features a Lane Assist system, Night Vision, Traffic Assist, a Head-Up Display, Park Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control among others.
There is also a double sun visor, a window blind, a picnic hamper and a Tourbillon Breitling clock that features precision winding.
Engine and performance
No luxury SUV can match the amount of power and performance offered by the 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner. The luxury SUV is equipped with a 6.0 L, W12 engine. The mill churns out an amazing 600 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque that is sent to all four wheels. You will be stunned to see the huge thing run from 0-60 mph in an amazing 4 seconds only. That is not all; the SUV can reach a top speed of 187 mph.
Price and release date
The 2018 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner is not only the fastest luxury SUV on earth; it is also the most expensive SUV attracting a starting price of $235,525. The SUV will be offered in limited units but the automaker has not disclosed how many units. Bentley will start receiving orders starting this spring.