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Bentley Mulliner Batur celebrates the W12, previews EV style

Bentley Mulliner Batur celebrates the W12, previews EV style

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Bentley’s second limited-edition, coach-built model from Mulliner has been unveiled, and it marks a turning point for the company. The Bentley Mulliner Batur is a farewell to Bentley’s iconic twin-turbo W12 engine. A portent of future events, too. This design will be used as inspiration for Bentley’s upcoming electric vehicles.

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Immediately, you can tell that this is a Bentley. It has a long hood, a large, rounded rectangular grille, a cabin that is set low to the ground, and wide, swooping rear fenders. And it looks more aggressive than some newer Bentleys. There seems to be a forward leaning shift in the grille. Those aren’t your typical, spherical headlights—they’re swept back, giving the vehicle an eagle’s-eyes appearance. The back window doesn’t rise up above the waistline like some other vehicles do, but rather follows it closely. With its narrow taillights and rounded “boattail,” the rear end looks like it could be part of a yacht. It’s not only a brand-new model, but a Bentley as well.

Similarities between the interior and the Continental GT are obvious. However, unique components can be used to distinguish it. Customers of the Batur can personalize nearly every aspect of the vehicle, including the exterior paint color, the interior trim, and the upholstery. Additionally, Bentley provides access to some rare materials. Titanium or 3D-printed 18-karat gold could be used for parts like the organ stop vent switches. In place of carbon fiber, which is manufactured, a natural fiber composite can be used for some of the interior trim. The front splitter, side skirts, and diffuser can all be made from the organic material. The exterior can be painted and decorated with almost any theme or design.

The Batur is equipped with the most potent version of Bentley’s twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12, the company claims. There are 730 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque available. Together with its all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel steering, electronic limited-slip differential, and torque vectoring, its handling is just as impressive as its top speed. A set of carbon silicon carbide brakes, with 10-piston front calipers and 4-piston rears, bring things to a halt.

There will be no more than 18 Baturs produced, and they are already sold out. You can get one for as little as $1.95 million (about 1.65 million British pounds). Although production of these Baturs will be low, you can expect to see its styling in the upcoming Bentley EVs, which are scheduled to hit the market in 2025.

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Bentley’s Mulliner Batur honors the W12 and offers a glimpse of its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) design. autoblog.com on August 20, 2022 at 23:00:00 EDT. For more information on how to use feeds on our site, please read our policies.