Bentley has handed the Flying Spur Mulliner the Blackline Specification trim. 

Blackline

So, when specified with the Blackline Specification package, what sets the Flying Spur Mulliner apart from its standard stablemates? For starters, bar the Bentley ‘Winged B’ badge, all of the brightware found on the exterior is replaced with gloss black items. The side mirrors are finished in gloss Beluga black. The “signature” Mulliner wing vents have also been blacked-out and finished with bright “Mulliner” branding. The front grille remains black. However, this hue has also been applied to the lower bumper grilles with this spec level. 

Blackline Specification also offers optional 22-inch Mulliner wheels finished in black. Gloss black 22-inch alloys with self-levelling badges are also on offer. 

The interior remains unchanged. However, as this is a Bentley Mulliner, customers are offered a near limitless choice of personalisation options. 

Blackline Specification grade is available with three powertrains. The first is the Crewe-based brand’s “new” V6 hybrid engine, comprising a 2.9-litre petrol unit and 100 kW electric motor. The electrified internal combustion engine produces 400 kW and 750 Nm of torque, directed to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission. This model, Bentley claims, accelerates to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 285 km/h. 

The second engine option is the firm’s 4.0-litre V8. This twin-turbocharged unit produces 404 kW and 770 Nm for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h. 

The third option is Bentley’s W12 unit. The 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol motor produces 467 kW and 900 Nm of torque. Bentley claims this variant completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.8 seconds. The top speed is rated at 333 km/h.