Bentley Mulliner’s new Batur grand tourer offers customised AM options

August 25, 2022

The new Bentley Mulliner Batur offers a range of additions that include additively manufactured titanium exhaust finishers and interior detailing (Courtesy Bentley Motors)
The new Bentley Mulliner Batur offers a range of additions that include additively manufactured titanium exhaust finishers and interior detailing (Courtesy Bentley Motors)

Bentley Motors, through its bespoke commissioning division Mulliner, has announced the new Bentley Mulliner Batur. Limited to a production run of just eighteen cars, the Batur is the latest coachbuilt vehicle to be created by Mulliner and offers customers a range of additions that include additively manufactured titanium exhaust finishers and 18-carat gold interior detailing.

The Batur is said to be characterised by a new, minimalist design language that will define the Bentley style in the forthcoming electric car era. This model, however, is powered by the most powerful version to-date of the 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged Bentley W12 engine. Exclusively up-rated, the W12 will deliver a power output in the region of 740PS.

Equipped with digital chassis technology that has been honed on the Continental GT Speed, the first Batur to be built will be an engineering prototype – named Car Zero – according to Mulliner’s standard coachbuilding conventions. Car Zero will be pushed to its limits on the test track, where the Batur’s driving characteristics will finally take shape.

The way luxury cars are created is set to change significantly in the coming years, especially when it comes to the materials used in their construction, explains Bentley. High-performance composites made from flax offer a sustainable alternative to carbon fibre: strong and light, yet with a much lower environmental footprint. Sustainably produced leathers are also available as an option exclusive to the Batur, using techniques that involve much less water and aldehyde than traditional tanning, as are carpets crafted from recycled yarn. Leather-like textiles made from by-products of the coffee roasting process are also used in the car.

Combinations of precision Additive Manufacturing and premium or precious metals offer new opportunities to create something unique, the company added. Like every aspect of the Batur, there are now opportunities for detailing and personalisation unlike those available for Bentleys before it.

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The new Bentley Mulliner Batur offers a range of additions that include additively manufactured titanium exhaust finishers and interior detailing (Courtesy Bentley Motors)

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