The Bentley Mulsanne First Edition Arrives in Beijing
As if the Mulsanne wasn’t already stylish enough to stand out of any crowd, Bentley has just introduced the special Mulsanne First Edition at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. I guess this is a pretty good marketing move, but what else is there to talk about?
Well, the Bentley Mulsanne First Edition is based on the facelifted model of this luxurious car, but features a few interior embellishments; among those, you could mention the tailor-made Mulliner sterling silver vanity kit inlaid into the rear picnic table.
Designed by Asprey of London, this refined set is comprised of a vanity mirror, hair brush, and a comb – all stored in the aforementioned picnic table. Various “First Edition” accents have been added throughout the cabin as well, like the special tread plates, a diametric overlay on the rear seat picnic tables.
Bentley has also equipped its flagship model in First Edition guise with a special “Flying B” hood ornament, as well as a champagne cooler. Only 50 units of the Mulsanne “First Edition” are scheduled to be sold, across the three-model family: regular Mulsanne, the hotter Mulsanne Speed, and the ultra-luxurious Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase (EWB).
The Beijing Auto Show benefited from the EWB First Edition, showing off a ripple-patterned Fulbeck veneer from a 350-year-old English walnut tree – which doesn’t come cheap; other vehicles will feature an Antique Ash veneer. No matter the ‘flavor’, this Bentley is surely one desirable piece of automotive design.