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Mulliner appeal for Bentley Bentayga SUV

Bespoke interior and exterior elements on new version of luxury V8 SUV

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Bentley has unveiled a Design Series limited edition version of its V8-powered Bentayga SUV.

The new variant gains bespoke exterior and interior elements from Mulliner – Bentley’s in-house customisation brand – to create what the brand describes as a more ‘distinctive road presence’.

Based on the Bentayga V8, which uses a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine, the Design Series comes with the SUV’s Blackline specification as standard, adding a lower front bumper and twin tailpipes finished in gloss black.

New seven-spoke ‘Paragon’ wheels have also been added, finished in Palladium Grey with polished accents, and with the signature self-levelling ‘B’ badge at the centre.

Inside, the Design Series is available with one of four colour themes – Pillar Box Red, Orange, Mulliner White and Klein Blue. Each provides different accenting and is paired with Bentley’s ‘Beluga’ leather upholstery as well as Piano Black and carbon-fibre panels with again a bespoke weave pattern.

A Breitling clock has also been fitted to the centre console, which features a mother-of-pearl face and diamond jewelling.

‘Design Series’ badging is included on the seats and on the exterior of the Bentayga V8.

With its recently introduced V8 petrol engine the luxury SUV, which develops 550hp and 770Nm of torque – completing the 0-60mph sprint in 4.4 secondsand capable of hitting a maximum speed of 180mph.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but will no doubt t see a significant increase over the standard Bentayga V8’s £136,200 starting price.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.