With the Bentley Mulliner Batur, the automaker is giving a first design preview of the electric future at Monterey Car Week. The new coupe is limited to just 18 vehicles.
Bentley Mulliner Batur with new design language
The twelve-cylinder Bentley Mulliner Batur wears the brand’s new design language, which will also be featured in the VW subsidiary’s electric cars. That will take some time, though, as we can’t expect Bentley’s first e-cars until 2025 at the earliest.
The new coupe is equipped with a W12 twin-turbo engine that displaces 6.0 liters and produces a whopping 740 hp. Inside, as is typical of the manufacturer, luxury reigns supreme. Although the coupe is only equipped with two seats and is therefore not particularly suitable for families.
Bentley e-car launch later than expected?
The technology of the Bentley Mulliner Batur is also absolutely on point, building on the digital chassis technology of the Continental GT Speed. But what’s most interesting is the exterior design, which is also to be incorporated into the manufacturer’s upcoming e-cars in a comparable form.
This is said to rely on the novel Cariad software, which links all VW Group brands. In mid-July, however, problems were reported with the software, which is why the planned market launch could be delayed once again.
From 2030, Bentley wanted to sell only e-cars, which may now not be kept due to Cariad’s delay. Until then, 18 lucky prospective buyers can at least still order the Bentley Mulliner Batur. At least, as long as they can raise more than two million euros for the strictly limited coupe.