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You can now spec fewer seats in your Bentley Flying Spur
Now the Mulsanne is dead, the Flying Spur has to up the luxury...
The death of the Bentley Mulsanne has hit us pretty hard, chiefly because the big limo took the iconic 6.75-litre V8 engine with it to its grave. Sad times.
Bentley, though, has also confirmed that a replacement for the Mulsanne is simply not viable. Yep, although it actually outsold the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the whole uber-luxury saloon segment is shrinking – we’ll give you one guess as to why.
(*cough* SUVs *cough*)
Anyway, that means the smaller, more dynamic Flying Spur will have to step into the Mulsanne’s shoes to become Bentley’s flagship saloon. Now the folk at Crewe have given it a little helping hand.
If you’re buying a Flying Spur to be chauffeured in, there’s absolutely no way you could make do with a bench seat across the back. You poor thing. Luckily, you can now spec two rather lovely looking captain’s chairs that come complete with self-levelling electrically operated picnic tables and enough stitching to dwarf the height of Big Ben. If that’s not luxury, we don’t know what is.
The four-seat configuration also gets an extended centre console that runs between the two rear seats and features twin cup holders, two USB ports and a 12v power socket. It can also be heated to keep your arms toasty – and suddenly we’ve forgotten all about the Mulsanne…