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2011 Bentley Azure To Be Based On Mulsanne Sedan

Posted in Bentley, Expensive Cars, New Cars by Kurt Ernst | April 29th, 2010 | 1 Response |

2011 Bentley Azure

If you’re filthy stinking rich and want to oppress the proletariat in a drop top, your choice is limited to Rolls Royce or Bentley (because even a high end Mercedes is just so, common). For years, the Bentley Azure has been full of open top luxury, but hardly cutting edge in terms of style. A revised Azure, based on the upcoming Mulsanne sedan, looks to change that. Gone are the quad front headlights and over-done character line, replaced by larger dual headlights and a restyled body. The lines of the new Azure flow, instead of competing for attention as they do on the current model. Gone (thankfully) is the overdone front fascia and lower body cladding, which would have been more fitting on a Pontiac than on a Bentley.

2011 Bentley Azure

The new Azure should share a powertrain with the Mulsanne. If it does, the 6.8 liter V8 will come with 505 horsepower and 752 ft-lbs. of torque, which is good enough to get the Azure to 60 in about five seconds. If you’ve got the $365,000 price of admission, you can get on on this side of the pond in late 2011.

Source: New Bentley Azure in the Works…

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  1. kplatinum777 says:

    Where did Bentley Motorcars ever get off charging so much for this vehicle?! I appreciate exorbitant English vehicles as much as the next person, but this is a very antediluvian for the money. It still takes a manual key, has a relatively counter-intuitive gauge display, very few safety features aside from bulk, and doesn’t even have projection headlights, a feature that can be found on a base model Hyundai Sonata. On top of that, the odd proportions make it look unsightly. Bentley should definitely scrap this design and use the Mulsanne’s instead, and it should take that Edwardian-looking Bentley Brooklands to the scrapheap too!

    Just because something is unique does not mean one should pay through the nose for it!