Bentley came to the 2016 Geneva Auto Show to present the new Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner, a private commission that showcases the ultimate expression of Bentley design, luxury, and performance. It’s actually one metre longer and 79 millimetre taller than the current Mulsanne.
The lavish and ultra-roomy cabin, custom-built by the folks at Mulliner (Bentley’s coachbuilding division), draws inspiration from the very best in luxury private aviation design. Two of the four rear seats face rearward to allow open conversation. Of course, only the most luxurious materials have been used: The opulence of the rear quarters is accentuated by the extensive use of wood and leather for which Bentley is renowned.
Privacy is ensured by an electrochromic “smart glass” partition that changes from clear to opaque at the touch of a button — a Bentley first. Elsewhere, you’ll find iPad charging and docking stations, veneered fold-out tables, a bottle cooler with frosted glass and crystal flutes, and a soft drink cabinet with bespoke tumblers. There’s also an intercom system to communicate with the driver.
The price of the Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner remains undisclosed, as does the identity of the customer. Probably a king…