The name of the new model refers to Lake Batur in Bali. This is already a kind of tradition: two years ago, the Bacalar barchetta was named after the Bacalar lagoon, located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
So far, not much is known about the new “two-door” from Mulliner. The closed coupe will definitely be based on the Continental GT model – under the hood there will be a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12, which the British intend to phase out next year under pressure from economy standards.
Apparently, Batur will be the last Bentley model with a 12-cylinder engine. In accordance with the Beyond100 strategy, in 2026 there will be no models with classic power plants in the brand line (there will be at least hybrids), and by 2030 Bentley will completely abandon internal combustion engines.
A £2.5bn investment to convert the Crewe plant to electric vehicles will see the first battery-powered Bentley see the light of day in 2025.
On the teaser published today, it is possible to see only a radiator grille with a diamond-shaped pattern – the sections are larger than those of the barquette, but the vertical line in the center is preserved. However, Mulliner’s “own” models are “redrawn” completely: as in the case of Bacalar, all body panels for Batur will be created anew.
In addition, it is mentioned that the appearance of Batur will become the prototype for future Bentley electric vehicles. Therefore, it is quite likely to meet in the guise of a “two-door” solutions that have already been used in the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept.
For Bacalar, the output of the power unit was increased from 635 to 659 hp. with., so that the coupe can be even more powerful. And more expensive. According to preliminary information, 25 cars will be produced (against only a dozen Bacalars), but at one time the entire quota of barquettes was sold out by customers immediately after the premiere, so the British may well raise the price even higher.
Of course, for such a cost, almost limitless possibilities of customization will be provided. The dissimilarity of client machines is an important image attribute for a court atelier.