Upcoming Bentley Batur Mulliner car will preview brand’s future design language

Bentley will be unveiling its latest creation from the in-house coachbuilding division Mulliner at the upcoming Monterey Car Week on the 21st of August. Called the “Batur”, the new Mulliner model will not only serve as the successor to the Bacalar, but also act as a preview to the carmaker’s future design language.

Not much has been revealed by Bentley just yet, aside from a sole photo depicting the car’s new grille, which appears to retain the large flat-face design, although now with a V-shaped mesh pattern, replete with orange accent trims.

Bentley has already committed to an electrification plan, with the Crewe-based carmaker confirming that it’ll only offer EV or PHEV models from 2026, and only EVs starting from 2030. While the Batur is meant to inform how the future Bentleys will look, the powertrain underneath there isn’t quite there yet – last we checked, it’s still 2022.

Technical specifications are sparse to none at the moment, but Autocar reported that it will feature an enhanced version of the Bentley turbocharged W12 engine, with outputs around the region of 660 hp and 900 Nm of torque. The power outputs should translate to a 0-100 km/h sprint time of less than four seconds, onward to a top speed of over 320 km/h.

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We expect the Bentley Mulliner Batur to be just as limited as the Bacalar, which only 12 units were sold worldwide. And if you’re wondering, the name comes from an 88 metre-deep crater lake in Bali, Indonesia, following the naming scheme of its predecessor.


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