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This is the best feature of the Bentley Mulliner Batur

Silver 2023 Bentley Mulliner Batur

Speak of Bentley, and we can only think of cars with a long wheelbase, round headlights, a luxurious interior and a long-mile cracker. However, this is not the case with the all-new Bentley Mulliner Batur: the British company’s two-door, grand touring coupé limited to just 18 units – and this model hints at Bentley’s design revolution.

The Batur shows off a new type of styling that will trickle down to Bentleys of the future, including its battery-powered electric vehicles. Bentley’s limited custom model is built in-house by the Mulliner coachbuilding division. This model succeeds the Bacalar.

The Batur is also named after a natural body of water in Indonesia. The name is a little creepy if you ask us, but knowing that this is Bentley’s most powerful car to date, with a hand-assembled 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine, we’re confident that this car is more means only his name.

The engine has powered Bentleys for over 20 years and before the automaker moves to EVs, the power, refinement and torque of the W12 is worth celebrating. The engine’s performance is matched to the advanced chassis, Speed-tuned air suspension, electric active anti-roll control, eLSD, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring.


Bentley says all 18 examples have already been discussedand each will be designed closely with customer, with guidance from: Mulliner’s in-house design team, naturally. Customers are given the freedom to specify the car in a color of their choice, even on the inside. So they will have a Bentley that is as unique as their personality.

Each Batur will take several months to complete construction at Mulliner’s workshop, at the British luxury carmaker’s carbon neutral factory in England. The first batch of cars will be handed over to customers in mid-2023. This is an important car for Bentley because, as we mentioned earlier, this model paves the way for the manufacturer’s new design language, which is advancing. While it may look different from the Bentleys you’ve seen before, it still remains elegant and exceptionally exquisite.


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This is the best feature of the Bentley Mulliner Batur

It may be the most powerful and exclusive Bentley coupe yet, but it will also be the most dynamic. Each three-chamber adaptive air spring has three switchable chambers, which change the volume of the air spring, making it stiff when you want it to. The driver can choose the balance between ride comfort and control by choosing between the four-stage Drive Dynamics Control on the center console. The modes are Sport, Bentley, Comfort and Custom.

The Drive Dynamics Control is undoubtedly the best feature of this car, because it can also change the behavior of the 48V electric active anti-roll control system, which provides 958 lb-ft of anti-roll torque, or it can disengage the wheels at both ends of each axle. The anti-roll control system can also be used to adjust the roll smoothness from front to back, allowing the Batur to keep the car balanced on the accelerator pedal, especially in Sport mode.

Traction and cornering grip are optimized thanks to the use of an electronic differential lock that sends active torque across the chassis. There’s a lot of technology in there, and it’ll take you a bruised head to understand most of it. The Bentley gets a Carbon Silicon Carbide braking system. Also, the Batur is shod with Pirelli tires, wrapped on 22-inch wheels.

Bentley Mulliner Batur looks elegant and royal

There are many aerodynamic parts that help this car stand out, such as the front splitter, side skirts and the rear diffuser which can be made from carbon fiber or natural fiber composite. The wheels are painted in Black Crystal, while the surface is clear machined and polished. You can also opt for dark gloss surfaces with satin spokes and the wheels can also be painted in the color of the body.

The paintwork you see in these images is a custom color called Bonneville Pearlescent Silver – and it looks stunning on the beautifully contoured surfaces. You’ll notice that the carbon fiber front splitters, side skirts and a rear diffuser are painted in Black Crystal.

The grille is huge and the main matrix is ​​finished in Gloss Dark Titanium with contrasting chevrons in a horizontal pattern that starts as Hyperactive Orange in the center and slowly darkens towards the sides, transitioning into a Black Crystal hue. The hood, like all Bentleys, is huge. Just imagine the view from the driver’s seat!

Inside the opulent interior of the Bentley Batur

The entire interior is trimmed by hand, in a mix of black, red and orange, or in Bentley speak, Beluga, Hotspur and Hyperactive. A modern texture is provided by the use of Dinamica, a suede-like alternative to leather. The outer wings of the seats are beautifully hand embroidered in Snap Orange thread, while the rest is given white contrast thread. Whatever you touch, it’s soft, it gets a new feathered Craft Beluga trim with Hyperactive Orange trim on the center of the seats and on the lower spoke of the steering wheel.


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Bentley Batur Packs W12 Power

The Batur is powered by a 6.0-litre W12 that began life in the 2002 Continental GT and has undergone many overhauls since then. This 12-cylinder engine is in its most advanced stage. It features a new intake system, upgraded turbochargers, new intercoolers and more. The engine produces 730 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful Bentley ever. Fuel economy has improved by 25% over the years, while power has increased by 40%. Coupled to the engine is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and there’s a sports exhaust for when you put your foot down. The exhaust system is made of titanium and the finishers are 3D printed in titanium. While Bentley hasn’t spoken extensively about its performance, we expect it to be a car in under 3 seconds up to 60 mph with a top speed of over 200 mph. What a great way to say goodbye to the powerful W12 engine!

Source: Bentley