The new Mulliner Blackline package, which replaces the standard chrome bits with blacked-out parts, gives the Bentley Continental GT and GT Convertible a darker vibe. Mulliner is the British brand’s customization branch, which provides styling packs for the company’s products and custom-builds automobiles for a select group of customers, in case you didn’t know.
The new pack builds on the previous Blackline version by including Mulliner components. According to Bentley, the present Blackline option is used in 38% of Continental GT model orders around the world, so there’s a need to increase the options for the wealthy.
Almost all of the external chrome plating is replaced with the Mulliner Blackline kit. The Bentley emblem and the edges of the grille mesh are the only exceptions. Gloss Beluga black was used for the mirror cap covers.
Also included with this option are 22-inch black wheels with self-leveling logos and a chrome ring around them. Bentley says it will provide a contrast-finished pocket design as an option later on.
Buyers can choose from a wide range of Mulliner upholstery styles on the inside. If a customer prefers to leave the color selection to Bentley, the company suggests eight three-color combinations. For parts like the seats and door panels, diamond-in-diamond quilting is included on the interior design side of things.
The powertrain is untouched by this package. The Mulliner Blackline is available with either a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine with 626 horsepowerand 664 pound-feet of torque or a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with 542 hp and 558 lb-ft of torque. Bentley is rumored to be working on a plug-in hybrid version of the Continental GT. Some customers are interested in a vehicle that is capable of zero-emissions driving, according to the automaker’s engineering boss. The PHEV system from the 536-hp Flying Spur Hybrid, which can run for 25 miles on an electric charge in the European WLTP test cycle, would be an easy choice.