2017 Bentley Mulsanne First Edition Takes Luxury to New Levels | Edmunds

2017 Bentley Mulsanne First Edition Takes Luxury to New Levels

BEIJING — The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne First Edition flagship sedan will take buyers into unexpected luxury territory. The First Edition debuted at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

A key element of the Mulsanne First Edition is a custom sterling silver vanity kit inlaid into the rear picnic table. It includes a vanity mirror, hairbrush and comb designed by Asprey of London.

Bentley said just 50 examples of the First Edition will be available at Bentley dealerships worldwide.

A Bentley U.S. spokesman did not respond immediately to a request for pricing information.

The Mulsanne First Edition targets the Rolls-Royce Phantom and can be ordered as a standard Mulsanne, sporty Mulsanne Speed or Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase.

Other details on the special model include special tread plates, Union Jack-inspired First Edition embroidery on the seats and a special "Flying B" hood ornament.

Options include a rear champagne cooler.

The showcar features a ripple-patterned Fulbeck veneer sourced from a 350-year-old English walnut tree. But production versions get an Antique Ash veneer.

Bentley said the idea is to offer "a first-class air-travel experience for the road."

The Mulsanne First Edition joins the 2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition SUV, which was limited to a production run of 608 units, a number that "marks the metric power output of the Bentayga (608PS)," the automaker said.

Edmunds says: This may be the ultimate cosmetic package in a luxury vehicle.

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