Bentley Mulliner Batur teases new design language and W12 engine

Bentley Mulliner released a new teaser for the Batur, a coachbuilt grand tourer debuting at Monterey Car Week on August 21. The handbuilt limited-production model will feature Bentley's most advanced chassis and most powerful W12 engine.

Following the first teaser with the grille and name, the new video reveals the car's profile. The Bentley Mulliner Batur has a long bonnet and a sweeping roofline. The silhouette is similar to the Continental GT, but the bespoke bodywork gives it a more upmarket look.

The new design language was created under the leadership of Andreas Mind, Director of Design at Bentley. The first fully electric model is expected to debut in 2025.

Sustainable natural fiber composites, low-CO2 leather, and 3D-printed 18K gold are new interior materials. Bentley says customers can choose the color and finish of every surface and component, allowing for limitless customization. The Batur will likely have all of Bentley's tech and comfort features.

The teaser confirms the Batur will have the most powerful W12 engine. The "entering its twilight years" motor produces up to 650 hp (485 kW / 659 PS) in the Continental GT Speed and the limited-production Bacalar. It's unclear if Batur will maintain or surpass those numbers.

The bespoke grand tourer will have "Bentley's most advanced chassis system." This sounds like the all-wheel-steering, eLSD rear differential, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Bentley Dynamic Ride system from the updated Bentley Continental GT Mulliner, but the limited-production model could go further.

Monterey Car Week will reveal more about the Bentley Mulliner Batur, including how many will be made. We wouldn't be surprised if Bentley released more teaser images before the car's August 21 debut.