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New Bentley Bentayga EWB Mulliner unveiled with design tweaks and interior upgrades

The long wheelbase Bentley Bentayga SUV is now available in an opulent Mulliner specification

Bentley has revealed a new, top-specification Mulliner variant of its extended wheelbase Bentayga SUV. Sitting at the top of the Bentayga range, it features a raft of design changes and high-end interior upgrades, plus a single V8 engine choice.

The Mulliner name has held various titles within Bentley over the course of its history, but in its modern application applies to both its bespoke manufacturing arm and as top-spec model in each of Bentley’s three lines. 

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Each share distinctive Mulliner design elements, starting with the double diamond grille pattern that’s also repeated on the front wing emblems. Bentley also offers a Blackline specification, effectively replacing any brightwork with a gloss black alternative. The Mulliner 22-inch wheel design is specific to this top trim, and is available in three finishes from a bright chrome through to gloss black. 

The greatest changes can be found inside the cabin, where Bentley now offers a unique tri-tone option for its curated interior leather and trim combinations. These set combinations can then be personalised further with different stitching options, but all feature Mulliner’s unique stitching pattern. 

To help further uplift the sense of opulence, elements like deep-pile wool floor mats and the use of metal ‘B’ inlays in the veneer trim are also included, with the usually optional four-seat ‘Airline’ rear seating package, featuring two individual captains chairs and a full centre console, also now standard fit. 

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The Bentayga EWB Mulliner is available with Bentley’s 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 542bhp and 770Nm of torque. Power is sent through all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, and despite the Bentley’s huge size and weight it will still hit 62mph in 4.8 seconds. 

Bentley’s rear wheel steering and Dynamic Ride Control systems are on hand to help reduce the Bentayga’s sense of mass on the move. The rear wheels are able to steer in the opposite direction to the fronts in order to improve its agility and low-speed manoeuvrability. At high speeds, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the fronts to the benefit of high-speed stability. 

Dynamic Ride Control is Bentley’s shorthand for an active anti-roll system which utilises a 48V electrical system to power movable struts in the suspension to actively eliminate roll. This is combined with an active air-suspension setup and switchable dampers to deliver the greatest possible ride quality.  

Bentley has not revealed UK prices for the new Mulliner as yet, but it will sit higher than the existing EWB’s £211,300 price tag. Production and UK deliveries are also yet to be confirmed.

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Senior staff writer at Auto Express, Jordan joined the team after six years at evo magazine where he specialised in news and reviews of cars at the high performance end of the car market. 

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