Bentley has given us a have a look at what its future automobiles will appear to be with a brand new hand-built Mulliner mannequin, its strongest mannequin but.
The model revealed the Bentley Mulliner Batur on the Monterey Automobile Week in California.
The 2-door grand tourer previews a brand new design language that may “finally information the design of Bentley’s future vary of Battery Electrical Automobiles (BEVs)”.
There’ll solely be 18 examples of the Batur hand-built by Bentley’s in-house coachbuilding division, Mulliner, and every instance is priced from £1.65 million ($A2.83 million) excluding taxes and choices within the UK.
Each single Batur is bought out, with deliveries anticipated to start in mid-2023 after an “intensive improvement program”.
The Bentley Mulliner Batur is powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 544kW of energy and 1000Nm of torque. This makes the Batur essentially the most highly effective Bentley in historical past.
Bentley says the W12 engine within the Batur is the “most superior twelve-cylinder engine on this planet” and it receives a brand new consumption system, upgraded turbochargers, new intercoolers, and “intensive recalibration”.
This engine is mated to a well-known eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. There’s additionally a titanium sports activities exhaust system with 3D-printed titanium suggestions.
The British luxurious automaker admits the “W12 is getting into its twilight years” and the “Batur is the right dwelling for the last word improvement of W12 efficiency”.
It’s unclear if Bentley plans to disclose one other W12-powered automotive earlier than it launches its first electrical automobile (EV) in 2025.
The model will supply solely EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) by 2026, and go EV-only by 2030.
Along with the Bentley Mulliner Batur being essentially the most highly effective Bentley ever, the automaker says it will likely be the “most dynamic”.
The Batur has an digital limited-slip differential that “actively vectors drive torque throughout the chassis”.
That is complemented by four-wheel steering, in addition to 48V electrical lively anti-roll bars that may present as much as 1300Nm of anti-roll torque in 0.3 seconds.
The Batur additionally has adaptive air springs that every have three switchable “chambers”, which change the quantity of air within the spring and their stiffness.
All of those options will be managed utilizing the Drive Dynamics Management within the centre console, and you may toggle between Sport, Bentley, Consolation and Customized modes.
Offering the stopping energy is Bentley’s Carbon-Silicon-Carbide brake system which consists of 440mm entrance and 410mm rear discs, with 10-piston entrance and four-piston rear calipers.
On the surface, the Bentley Mulliner Batur rides on bespoke 22-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli tyres.
There are “aerodynamic additions” of a entrance splitter, facet skirts and a rear diffuser that may be constructed from carbon fibre or “sustainable Pure Fibre composite”.
Bentley says the variety of exterior paint colors the Batur will be completed in is “infinite” and begins with the complete Mulliner color palette and may go so far as hand-painted graphics.
The automotive that was revealed at Monterey was specified to “showcase the Batur’s kind language”.
It’s painted in a bespoke Bonneville Pearlescent Silver with carbon fibre entrance splitters, facet skirts and a rear diffuser painted in Black Crystal.
The grille is completed in Gloss Darkish Titanium and has distinction highlights that “flows from Hyperactive Orange within the centre and progressively darken to the edges to Black Crystal.”
There’s an “countless bonnet” line that’s completed in Satin Titanium paint and the 22-inch wheels are completed in Satin Darkish Titanium to match the grille.
The within of the Bentley Mulliner Batur is an analogous story as the outside with just about limitless potentialities.
Shoppers may even select for sure controls, just like the “organ stops for air flow”, to be completed in 3D-printed 18 karat gold.
The inside of the Batur proven off at Monterey has a mixture of black, purple and orange parts.
The seats are completed in Beluga black important disguise with Mulliner Hyperactive Orange leather-based. There’s additionally Dinamica, which is a suede-like different to leather-based, in each Beluga and Hotspur purple.
There’s particular “Batur Chevrons” embroidery on the outer wings of the seats, in addition to white distinction stitching all through.
The piping of the seat centres is completed in Hyperactive Orange and there’s additionally a Hyperactive Orange end to the decrease spoke of the steering wheel.
The instrument panel, fascias and doorways are painted in Gloss Black and there’s additionally a laser-etched sound wave that represents the “distinctive sound generated by the W12 engine”.
Lastly, the Bentley Dynamic Drive Selector and the “12 o’clock” steering wheel centre band are completed in 18-karat gold.
The Bentley Mulliner Batur succeeds the Bacalar, an ultra-exclusive droptop grand tourer revealed in 2020.
Just like the Bacalar, the Batur is called after a physique of water.
Lake Batur is positioned in Kintamani on the island of Bali, Indonesia, and is a 16 square-kilometre volcanic crater lake that’s 88m deep.