The Bentley Mulliner Batur
Bentley Mulliner, the oldest coachbuilder in the world, is synonymous with the handcraftsmanship of exclusive coachbuilt grand tourers, at the pinnacle of the Bentley family. The Bentley Mulliner Batur – the next exceptionally exclusive, handcrafted and infinitely customisable grand tourer coachbuilt by Mulliner – will makes its global debut at Monterey Car Week this weekend.
Like the Bacalar – a run of 12 Barchetta-design Bentleys, the Batur is named after a beautiful natural body of water. Lake Batur is an 88m deep, 16 km2 crater lake in Kintamani on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
However, the Batur is so much more than the successor to the extraordinary Bacalar. Under the stewardship of Director of Design Andreas Mindt, it showcases an all-new design language for Bentley, with classic features from the past reinterpreted into new, cleaner forms that rely on the use of contrast to provide definition. This new Bentley design DNA will shape the future range of Bentley Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), with the first to be launched in 2025.
Also as per the Bacalar, the Batur encapsulates ultimate co-creation and personalisation opportunities for its clients. The colour and finish of every surface and component can be specified by the customer, with practically limitless ways of creating a Batur. Material options include sustainable natural fibre composites, low-CO2 leather and even 3D printed 18K gold.
The Batur celebrates Bentley’s iconic W12 engine, with an iteration producing more power and torque than ever before. With Bentley on its Beyond100 journey to become the most sustainable luxury mobility company in the world, the W12 is entering its twilight years – but not before it powers the Batur to being the ultimate Bentley grand tourer.
The power of the W12 will be matched by Bentley’s most advanced chassis system ever, bringing exceptional dynamism to match stunning straight-line performance.
The Bentley Mulliner Batur will be revealed to the world at 04:00 BST on Sunday 21st August (20:00 PST on Saturday 20th).