According to Electrive, the model will be a limited edition, with only 18 units to be manufactured and will feature an internal combustion engine.

Company officials state that "the Batur is a showcase of a new design DNA that will ultimately guide the design of Bentley’s future range of Battery Electric Vehicles."

The design, which will represent the new twelve-cylinder model, shows that even future EVs will be featuring the iconic large radiator grill at the front, even if it won't have the same practical purpose.

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Bentley's CEO, Adrian Hallmark, said that "the Batur is a significant car for Bentley. Far more than the heir to the highly successful Bacalar, the Batur showcases the design direction that we’re taking in the future as we develop our range of BEVs."

Chief Designer Andreas Mindt talked about the car's looks, saying that "a mark of power and prestige has always been a long bonnet. Our new design cues include a line that stretches from the bonnet along the whole length of the car, connecting the bonnet into the body, making the car long and lean and giving an elongated proportion to the front end."

The British carmaker will start manufacturing its first EV in 2025 at the Crewe plant in England and officials are planning to release four more BEVs by 2030.

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