Bentley Mulliner Batur – 6.0L W12 with 740 PS and 1,000 Nm, 18 models from RM8.7 million, all bought out
Bentley Motors has unveiled the Mulliner Batur, the newest creation by Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division, Mulliner. The brand new Batur succeeds the Bacalar and showcases the corporate’s new design language for its future vary of battery electrical autos, with the first model set for debut in 2025.
The Mulliner Batur’s identify was impressed by Lake Batur, an 88-metre deep, 16 km crater lake in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia, that gives nutrient-rich water to each native sizzling springs and agriculture.
The Batur options essentially the most highly effective engine to be fitted in a Bentley but. It’s dwelling to the newest iteration of the corporate’s 6.0 litre W12 engine that’s paired to an eight-speed double-clutch transmission, producing 740 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque.
Contributing to the big energy is a brand new consumption system, upgraded turbochargers, new intercoolers, and a full titanium exhaust system. For the primary time in a Bentley automobile, the exhaust suggestions are 3D printed in titanium.
Ever because it debuted within the Continental GT 20 years in the past in 2002, the 12-cylinder engine has been repeatedly improved. In consequence, it’s now almost 40% extra highly effective whereas gas financial system has improved by 25%. Bentley claims its W12 engine to be essentially the most superior 12-cylinder engine on this planet.
In Bentley’s personal phrases, the Batur takes on a ‘resting beast stance’ akin to a lion or tiger, laying low in assault place. The brand new ‘countless bonnet’ design sees a Satin Titanium line stretch from the entrance bonnet and throughout the entire size of the automotive, making it look lengthy and lean. Based on Bentley, the lengthy entrance bonnet has at all times been a mark of energy and status.
The Batur sits on 22-inch wheels wrapped with Pirelli tyres as customary and was revealed in a bespoke Bonneville Pearlescent Silver exterior paintwork. Sitting behind the bespoke wheels are Bentley’s Carbon Silicon Carbide (CSiC) brake discs, clamped by 10-pot calipers within the entrance, and four-pot on the rear. Add-ons to the outside embody carbon fibre entrance splitters, aspect skirts and a rear diffuser.
The well-known Bentley entrance grille is now decrease and extra upright whereas its horizontal ombre sample is completed in Hyperactive Orange and Black Crystal. The grille is flanked by newly designed headlamps, whereas the rear contains a deployable spoiler that sits between the all-new taillamps.
The Batur’s new look represents a brand new chapter for Bentley automobile design, as a part of the corporate’s Beyond100 transformational journey to grow to be the world’s main sustainable luxurious mobility firm.
The Batur options adaptive air suspension that provides completely different ranges of experience consolation through 4 drive modes – Sport, Bentley, Consolation, Customized – by way of its Drive Dynamics Management system. Contributing to the Batur’s agility and stability is the 48V energetic anti-roll management system. Traction and cornering grip are enhanced with an digital limited-slip differential (eLSD) together with torque vectoring.
Like the outside, the Batur’s inside can also be impressed by the Bacalar. Nevertheless, it’s furnished with new sustainable luxurious options together with low-carbon leather-based from Scotland, sustainable tannage leather-based from Italy and Dinamica, an alternate suede-like materials to leather-based.
The launch mannequin options ‘Batur Chevrons’ on the seats, embroidered by hand in Snap Orange thread. As for the remainder of the inside, it’s made up of three essential colors – Beluga Black, Hotspur Pink and Hyperactive Orange.
The cabin of the Batur additionally contains a new sustainable different to carbon fibre referred to as Pure Fibre, a 2×2 twill weave completed in satin laquer. Every unit of the Batur comes with a singular laser-etching of its W12 engine audio signature on the dashboard. For the primary time in a Bentley, the carpets are made from recycled yarn. 18K gold is utilized to the 12 o’clock centre band on the steering wheel, drive selector and even the organ stops for the air-con vents.
All 18 models of the Batur have been reserved with every designed to the precise specs by every buyer. Every unit, ranging from £1.65 million kilos earlier than choices and duties, will likely be handcrafted on the Mulliner workshop at Bentley’s carbon impartial manufacturing unit in Crewe, England. First deliveries are anticipated to happen in mid-2023.