Bentley wants to keep up with the trend of blacked out trim in autos. Bentley recently introduced a Mulliner Blackline option to its Continental GT, which replaces standard bright chrome with dark trim.
The Mulliner Blackline treatment was developed in response to customer demand and accounts for 38% on Continental GT orders.
Blackline cars have exterior brightwork that is black except for the Bentley badge. The grille trim comes in black and has bright edges. Mirror caps are finished with Beluga Black. Blackline models get 22-inch black-painted wheels, encircled with chrome rings and bearing self-leveling Bentley badges. Bentley stated that an alternate design of black wheels with contrast polished sections is planned for later.
Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline
Interior design is the same as the Mulliner edition that the Blackline model was based on. This includes the Mulliner Driving Specification with the “Diamond on Diamond” quilted upholstery on seats, doors and quarter panels. This is the combination of accent and contrast stitching, which is comprised of approximately 400,000 individual stitches in all cabins.
On Continental GT coupes or convertibles, the Mulliner Blackline option can be added to both twin-turbocharged V-8 engines (4.0-liter and 6.0-liter). Bentley has not yet indicated whether this option can be added to Continental GT’s Speed variant, which is standard with W-12.
The 2022 model-year Continental GT Speed joins the line up with 650 horsepower and 664 lbft torque. Bentley claims that the GT Speed can go from 0-60 mph at 3.5 seconds when it is hardtop while the convertible will take one-tenth as long. The top speed for both versions is 208 mph.