For the new Flying Spur sedan, Bentley is preparing what it claims is a world first: three-dimensional textured leather upholstery.
Unfortunately the company hasn't revealed how it achieves the diamond pattern without the need for stitching. An earlier video revealed the new Flying Spur's retractable flying B ornament, as well as the chrome spine down the centre of the bonnet.
Bentley has yet to reveal technical details about the car, but we're certain the new Flying Spur will ride on the front-engine rear- and all-wheel drive Porsche-developed MSB platform, which is already used by the latest Continental GT and Porsche Panamera.
As with the two-door Continental models, the Flying Spur will likely debut with the company's 467kW/900Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
Going by the profile sketch (below) the new model will be an evolution of the current design, though expect clear links to the new-generation Continental GT coupe and convertible.
Spy photos also indicate the new Flying Spur will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, too, though its unclear whether Bentley will fit the 330kW/700Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 hybrid from the Bentayga Hybrid or the 500kW/850Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid.
Changes will include the availability of the latest driver assistance and active safety systems – think autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist, lane keep assist and matrix LED headlights – along with versions of the Volkswagen Group's infotainment and digital instrument displays.
Given the links to the Panamera and new Continental GT, as well, the new Flying Spur should be significantly lighter than the model it replaces, enhancing both the vehicle's dynamics and fuel efficiency.