Sharing the experience of riding in a limo
Bentley has revealed the six-seat Mulsanne Grand Limousine in the Geneva motor show, the very first manifestation of its larger remit.
The vehicle is longer and taller compared to new Mulsanne and will get a distinctive interior, featuring ‘smart glass’ that enables travellers to change the inside division and rear-cabin window glass between obvious and opaque.
The opulent interior has four seats within the rear, featuring veneered fold-out tables, a container cooler with frosted glass and very flutes, in addition to a soda cabinet with bespoke tumblers.
Requested when the highly re-designed vehicle signalled a brand new direction for Mulliner, that has lengthy customised vehicle colours and specs to customer needs, Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer stated: "Yes, I believe we are able to do more.
"Mulliner is definitely an resource having a history nearly five centuries old, but it's not really a well-known name so we must change that. This is an resource, for both clients as well as for us to build up one-off ideas and find out where they lead. It's somewhere exceptional ideas may take shape, and small-scale ideas could be designed to bigger scale ones."
Requested what lengths Mulliner may go, and when it might revive the skill of coachbuilt one-offs, Dürheimer added: "It is possible, yes. The only real factor to state is the fact that Stefan Sielaff may be the design director, and just what he states may be the rule. If a person uses a Bentley that appears just like a tank, he then will refuse.
"But when a person demands something unusual but stylish, then why don't you? We'll explore all ideas - our abilities don't finish using the standard option list, but include Mulliner.
"All I add is the fact that our customers' safety must come first. Something that alters the aero, suspension or weight balance needs consideration - you cannot just have fun with this stuff in cars able to 190mph."