Bentley Mulliner – Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division – is offering an elegant and sophisticated door trim option in tweed for the Flying Spur, Continental GT and Bentayga, providing customers with even greater choice when specifying their new vehicle.
The introduction of tweed as an option for the complete product range gives customers the opportunity to specify an even more unique finish for their vehicle’s interior. The tactile woven wool finish to the doors transforms the energy of the cabin into a robust yet tranquil environment.
Selected to complement the interior design, and natural colour harmony with many of the leather hides already throughout the cabin, four different tweeds are initially available.
Cheltenham, with its countryside greens, offers a more traditional choice for customers whereas Glen Plaid–Tolsta Beach, named after the shores of the rugged Outer Hebrides, makes a confident statement with its bold check pattern. Providing a more subtle, contemporary choice, the Charcoal and Sand Herringbone tweeds complement dark and light interiors respectively on the two-door and four-door Grand Tourers.
Sustainably Sourced Materials
The introduction of tweed to the list of personalisation options continues Bentley’s progress towards the greater use of sustainable materials in the production of its luxury vehicles. This is in line with the recently announced Beyond100 strategy, which outlined plans for the company to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility.
This focus was clearly hinted at in 2019, the brand’s centenary year, by the all-electric EXP 100 concept car, which featured an array of sustainable materials. These included 5,000-year-old copper-infused Riverwood, traditionally produced wool carpets and a leather-like textile upholstery made from a bi-product of wine-making. Bentley will continue to use only sustainably sourced materials throughout its current and next generation of cars.
Personal Commissioning Guide From Bentley Mulliner
The new tweed options available will be showcased in Mulliner’s latest version of the Personal Commissioning Guide – a comprehensive display of its personalisation capabilities.
Covering the vast array of ways in which Mulliner’s talented craftspeople can fashion the most individual Bentleys, the guide has been created to inspire customers as they develop their own personal designs, while leveraging the experience already gained from previous commissions.
As well as featuring the new tweed options alongside other personalisation capabilities, such as headrest embroidery and marquetry, the updated edition of the Personal Commissioning Guide includes endless possibilities for the Flying Spur, Continental GT and GT Convertible. In total, the guide contains a significant number of elements of the car that can be personalised with over 70 options to choose from, meaning the level of available customisation is truly unlimited.
Use of Tweeds
While the tweed fabrics offer a new choice for customers, it is not the first time that tweed has been incorporated into Bentley designs. In collaboration with Savile Row tailors, Huntsman, Mulliner created the ‘Sportsman’ Bentayga, utilising the Peck 62 tweed on the passenger and driver fascias. In the Continental GT Equestrian Edition, Mulliner used distinctive diamond quilted tweed fabrics for the door inlays and rear quarter panels.
More recently, with the unveiling of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – the most bespoke Bentley ever made – tweed once again played an important role.