The Batur, a brand-new coupe with a limited production run from Bentley’s Mulliner coachbuilding division, has been presented. This coupe, according to Bentley, marks the beginning of a new chapter in the brand’s design language, which will also be used in its next electric vehicles. At the same time, the Batur will be the final Bentley to have the 6.0-liter W12 engine, which is 20 years old. Mulliner’s two-door coupe is built using the same computerised chassis system as Bentley’s Continental GT. Similar to the Bacalar, which it replaces, the Batur will be constructed in Crewe, UK, by Mulliner.
The engine is a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 from Bentley that has been modified to generate roughly 740 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque, an increase of 80 horsepower over the Continental GT Speed. An automated gearbox with 8 gears and two clutches is used to transfer all the power. The Batur will then be the most powerful road vehicle that the British automaker has ever made. Bentley says that the Bentley being displayed right now is a prototype named Car Zero that will be built and tested on a racetrack.
A three-chamber air suspension, 48V electric active anti-roll control, adjustable dampers, electronic limited-slip differential (with torque vectoring), and carbon ceramic brakes will also be included with the Batur. Instead of the two spherical units present on past Bentleys, the front LED lights will now be placed in a single unit. A new design for the grille will have larger apertures and dark chrome accents. Strong lines and dark chrome accents will be added to the hood as well.
In addition to having 22-inch alloy wheels and a noticeable air vent behind the front wheels, the Bentley Batur will have these features in profile. Instead of sweeping up, the glasshouse’s new design will combine at the beltline. The Batur’s rear end will have retractable spoiler, quad exhaust tips, and tiny LED taillamps.
Because the Batur is a Mulliner-built vehicle, owners may customise it anyway they like. Inside, the Batur will have the option of using leather made with sustainable practises, and carbon fibre will be swapped out for natural fibre made from flax. Buyers will also get an option to get the interior accents finished in 18-carat gold. The Batur’s new form language will be a crucial component of the company’s “transformational journey” toward the introduction of its first battery-electric car, a fifth Bentley model line, in 2026, according to Andreas Mindt, director of design at Bentley.