Not content to let custom body shops on the wrong side of town to get all the good business, Bentley is making its own limo.
This is the “Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner,” getting shown off in a very contemporary (cough) two-tone at the Geneva Motor Show today. The car is a meter longer and a bit over three inches taller than a regular Bentley Mulsanne, and the interior gets decked out in the traditional opulence of Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house custom shop.
By that I mean it has folding tables and drinks tumblers.
Well, that doesn’t sound as good as how Bentley puts it in their press release:
The original brief was to build a car with four rear seats of equal comfort. The four seats – two of which are rear-facing to allow face-to-face conversation – are generously accommodated beneath a uniquely handcrafted wood-veneered roof bow within a cabin trimmed in sumptuous leather.
Privacy is ensured by an electrochromic ‘smart glass’ division that changes from clear to opaque at the touch of a button. Bentley’s craftsmanship is also on show in the quality of the veneer panel encasing three dials displaying UK and local time as well as exterior temperature.
With the focus on the rear-cabin, a new HVAC system has been developed exclusively by Mulliner. Furthermore, the interior offers features such as iPad charging and docking stations, as well as veneered fold-out tables, a bottle cooler with frosted glass and crystal flutes, and a soft drink cabinet with bespoke tumblers. It has an intercom system to communicate with the driver and unique controls for the rear features.
Nothing says luxury like built-in iPad docks.
Photo Credits: Bentley