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Bentley Batur previews model’s future design language | Autocar India

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The brand new limited-run coupe would be the final Bentley to characteristic its venerable 6.0-litre W12 engine.

Bentley has unveiled a brand new, limited-run coupe, the Batur, to be constructed by its Mulliner coachbuilding division. Bentley says this coupe begins a brand new chapter of its design language, which can even be integrated into the model’s future EVs. On the similar time, the Batur would be the final Bentley to get its 20-year-old 6.0-litre W12 engine.

  • Batur showcases Bentley’s design language for its future EVs
  • Will use sustainable supplies for the inside
  • Solely 18 examples will likely be constructed, all offered out already

Named after a volcanic lake in Bali, Indonesia, the Bently Batur will likely be restricted to 18 items and all have been offered out at a worth of £1.5 million (Rs 14.14 crore, earlier than taxes and duties). 

Bentley Batur: platform and powertrain

The 2-door coupe from Mulliner relies on Bentley’s digital chassis know-how that can be discovered on the Continental GT. The Batur will likely be inbuilt Crewe, UK by Mulliner, very like its predecessor, the Bacalar.

Underneath the hood will likely be Bentley’s 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 powertrain that has been reworked to provide round 740hp, 80hp greater than the Continental GT Velocity, and 1,000Nm of torque. All the facility is delivered by means of an 8-speed twin clutch automated transmission. It will make the Batur probably the most highly effective highway automotive the British carmaker has ever produced. Bentley mentions that the Batur proven now’s a prototype, referred to as Automotive Zero, and will likely be examined and developed at a race observe.

The Batur can even get three-chamber air suspension, adjustable dampers 48V electrical lively anti-roll management, an digital limited-slip differential (with torque vectoring) and carbon ceramic brakes.

Bentley Batur: design

On the entrance, the LED lights will now be housed in a single unit, reasonably than two spherical items discovered on different Bentleys. The grille will get a brand new design with greater openings and darkish chrome accents. Even the hood will get outstanding traces and darkish chrome accents on the edges.

In profile, the Bentley Batur will likely be outfitted with 22-inch alloy wheels in addition to a outstanding air vent behind the entrance wheels. The glasshouse’s new design will merge on the beltline reasonably than sweeping up. On the again, the Batur will get skinny LED hind lights, a retractable spoiler and quad exhaust ideas.

Being a Mulliner-built automotive, patrons will have the ability to spec their Batur in any manner they need. On the within, the Batur will use sustainably produced leather-based as an choice, whereas carbon fibre will likely be changed with flax-based pure fibre. Consumers can even get an choice to get the inside accents completed in 18-carat gold. 

Andreas Mindt, director of Design at Bentley, mentioned the Batur’s new-form language will likely be a key a part of the corporate’s “transformational journey” in the direction of the launch of its first battery-electric automotive, a fifth Bentley mannequin line, in 2026.

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