Bentley mixes opulence with sportiness on the new Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline

Following the launch of the Continental GT Mulliner Blackline last year, Bentley has now also brought the dark side over to the Flying Spur Mulliner. With the new addition, all Mulliner models are now offered with the blacked-out trim package – which is surprisingly popular among its buyers, with an uptake of nearly 20%.

Just like the GT, the new Blackline Specification for the Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner swaps out just about every exterior chrome trim for something with a gloss black finish, including the window trim, mirror caps, lower grille, and headlight trims.

Although, in contrast to the Rolls-Royce Black Badge, the trims here don’t completely black out everything – the black fender vents, grille, and even the special 22-inch wheels all still have sparkly chrome accents, while the iconic hood ornament also gets sparkly crystal wing fillers as accents.

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While the exterior gets a spattering of black paint, the inside still remains completely unchanged from the existing model, which for a Bentley (and a Mulliner at that), means a heavy dose of its “diamond-in-diamond” quilted leather upholstery, alongside brushed aluminium and chrome trims as accent.

Bentley’s coachbuilder arm will essentially let you customise the car to your heart’s content, but to make it a little bit easier, they’ve also specially prepared eight individually curated three-colour palettes for the interior, including a “bolder” option called Flare, which combines Beluga leather on the dashboard, door trims, and headliner, with a rich red Hotspur leather for the seats, then further contrasted with linin micro-piping embroidery.

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Similarly, the mechanicals underneath the bonnet is also unchanged. The Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline is also offered with the same 3.0-litre V6 hybrid, 4.0-litre V8, or 6.0-litre W12 powertrains, with the latter making a whopping 626 hp and 900 Nm of twist.

Aside from the Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline Specification, Bentley will also be introducing an all-new halo model called the Batur at the Monterey Car Week this weekend. The Batur will still not be electric, but it will supposedly show off the marque’s new design language for its future EVs.



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