As the name suggests Bentley has gotten rid of the bling on the Flying Spur Mulliner
Giving Bentleys a darker, bolder flavour isn’t something new for the carmaker as the Continental GT gets an optional Blackline package. Now, it's the turn of Bentley’s most luxurious Flying Spur, the Flying Spur Mulliner to get the Blackline specification.
So what’s different in this package? As the name suggests, it sheds off the bling on the outside and replaces it with blacked-out bits. The front grille, lower bumper vents, the iconic hood ornament, and mirror caps, are all finished in a gloss black shade. There are two 22-inch wheel options, with one being an all-black unit, and the other getting contrasting chrome inserts.
Inside, things have remained unchanged to the standard model with the Mulliner being the most luxurious trim in Bentley’s lineup. There are up to eight custom-made three-colour combinations to choose from for the cabin, with diamond-shaped interior quilting highlighting the level of craftsmanship inside. Other key bits include a Mulliner clock, a Mulliner-specific theme for the digital driver display, electrically operated veneer tables, and a panoramic sunroof.
The mechanical stay as is, with the Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline being offered with either a 635PS 6-litre W12, a 550PS 4-litre twin-turbo V8, or a 544PS 2.9-litre V6 hybrid engine. 0-100kmph sprint times are rated at 3.8 seconds (W12), 4.1 seconds (V8) and 4.3 seconds (V6).
The Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner will be showcased to the public at the ongoing Monterey Car Week. While prices haven’t been revealed, it will certainly burn a hole in the pocket to give the most luxurious Flying Spur a bolder flavour.