Bentayga Extended Wheelbase Mulliner: Bentley’s new flagship

By CARSIFU | 23 August 2023

LONDON: Bentley has launched the Bentayga extended wheelbase (EWB) Mulliner as its new luxury flagship.

The Bentayga EWB Mulliner is powered by Bentley’s extremely potent 542 bhp (550 PS) and 770Nm 4.0-litre, 32-valve dual twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and powering all four wheels.

The Bentayga EWB Mulliner combines limousine comfort with exceptional performance for a car in this class – a 290 km/h top speed and 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.

A chassis that includes Bentley Dynamic Ride (48V active anti-roll control), rear wheel steering and three-chamber air springs gives the Bentayga EWB Mulliner all of the dynamic ability of the standard wheelbase Bentayga.

Exterior details include exclusive Mulliner 22-inch wheels in polished or grey painted and polished finishes, with self-levelling wheel caps that remain upright as the wheels rotate.

Mulliner’s distinctive “Double Diamond” front grille and chrome front lower grille are complemented by Mulliner wing vents, with two-tone mirror caps in Satin Silver and body colour.

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The rear compartment, available in 4+1 and 4-seat configurations, features the Bentley Airline Seat specification – the most advanced automotive seating system in the world - as standard, to cosset occupants in unrivalled comfort.

Whether the owner chooses 4-seat or 4+1 seating, the Bentayga EWB Mulliner features Bentley’s Bentley Airline Seat specification.

This is the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car, with 22-ways of adjustment and world-firsts in a new auto climate sensing system and postural adjustment technology.

The auto climate seat technology senses occupant temperature and surface humidity and then determines whether to apply heat, ventilation or both simultaneously to keep the occupant at optimum thermal wellbeing.

Olive Tan leather is used extensively throughout the cabin.

The distinctive feature of this leather lies in a sustainable tanning process that uses an organic by-product of the olive oil industry.

Derived from waste water extracted during the olive pressing procedure, the tanning agent remains free of harmful metals, minerals and aldehydes.

The technique requires less water than a conventional tanning process and also offers a higher concentration of renewable chemicals.

The resulting organic leather is incredibly soft. Bentley Motors is the first automotive manufacturer to use this industry-leading Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW) technology from the leather manufacture Pasubio SpA.

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Olive Tan Leather is another milestone in Bentley’s sustainable leather strategy.

The British marque already uses leather hides that are a by-product of the meat industry and highly traceable.

Annually, global leather production recycles an estimated 270 million hides that would otherwise go to landfill.

Leather manufacturing is regarded as a safe, compliant and heavily regulated means of recycling a sustainable product.

As standard for Mulliner models, new deep pile overmats are more luxurious than ever.

Using 100 per cent pure wool, the deep pile Wilton carpets have an exceptionally luxuriant, velvety feel.

The new cabin carpet is now 100 per cent recycled Nylon delivering the same level of comfort and feel of previous carpet which previously utilised 100 per cent virgin Nylon material.

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