2008 Bentley Azure  -  $337,085


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $337,085
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,595
Options: $4,500
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 9 | Hwy: 15
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/semi-automatic mode, sports function, adaptive shift control
Engine: 6.7L OHV 16-valve SFI twin-turbo V8 engine

Model Highlights

The rear-wheel-drive 2008 Bentley Azure is powered by a 6.75L, twin-turbocharged V8 engine making 450 brake horsepower and an especially noteworthy 645 lb-ft of torque; it's paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The transmission won't need to downshift very often for passing, though; with the engine's massive torque output it promises a relaxed and refined--yet very quick--driving experience. Despite a weight of nearly 6,000 pounds, the Azure can sprint to 60 mph in only 5.6 seconds, with a top speed of 171 mph.

Although the Azure has a very traditional, conservative appearance, it has an extremely rigid, modern body structure and sophisticated double-wishbone suspension for surprisingly agile handling. Carbon-fiber cross braces contribute to better ride and handling characteristics overall.

The folding soft top is very well isolated from the weather and road and wind noise, with a thick, three-layer construction and a hide-trimmed tonneau. The hydraulic mechanism can completely open and stow the top in less than 30 seconds. Thorax-protecting side air bags are there for front and rear occupants, and a pop-up rollover protection system can deploy, in an accident, just behind the rear seats, which are large enough for adults.

Like other Bentley models, the Azure is sold on a "bespoke" basis, meaning that nearly all elements of the vehicle are customizable to the buyer's specific tastes, with a long list of materials and trims available for the interior, along with several flashy wheel upgrades and special-effects paint finishes. The color of the upholstery, if one of the 21 standard colors isn't to satisfaction, can also be customized to customer specification. The steering wheel is even available with several possible veneered finishes: Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Burr Walnut, Burr Oak, Birds Eye Maple, and Piano Black.

A park-distance system and tri-zone climate control system are standard, with a navigation system, reverse camera, and high-end sound systems available. An especially noteworthy option is the carbon/silicon carbide brakes, which have the largest-diameter discs of any production passenger car on sale today, Bentley says.


Pros

Exclusivity; acceleration; swaddling ride; high-grade materials; extensive customization possibilities.


Model News

For 2008, the Bentley Azure gets several new options, along with some new color and trim selections. New, 20-inch, 16-spoke alloy wheels are available in painted or polished form, and the carbon/silicon carbide brakes are newly offered. A new Dark Stained Vavona veneer is available, Newmarket Tan, Cashew, and Anthracite are newly offered hide colors, and Titan Grey and Venusian Grey join the exterior palette, for a total of 39 different standard exterior colors.


Value Writeup

Bentley's big 2008 Azure convertible, which is closely related, both mechanically and in appearance, to the Arnage sedan, offers up traditional luxury to an extreme, with some of the best hides, trims, and veneers available on any vehicles. At more than the average U.S. house price, the Azure is in a very exclusive part of the market, where the sheer ownership experience of the vehicle is a big part of the value, elevating buyers to the top of their social class and winning favor at the country club. Compared to Bentley's Continental GTC convertible, the Azure is more traditionally styled, much more expensive, and much more exclusive, with only a few hundred made per year worldwide.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
15 MPG

Cruising Range - City
228.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
9 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
381.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.8L/413

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 4100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
645 @ 1800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

Total Cooling System Capacity
21.1 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
35.3 in

Second Leg Room
32.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
43.3 in

Wheelbase
122.7 in

Length, Overall
212.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
60.8 in

Track Width, Rear
60.8 in

Base Curb Weight
5941 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent

Front Tire Size
P255/55WR19

Rear Tire Size
P255/55WR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
25.4 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V411000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 13, 2010

Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Potential Number of Units Affected
596

Summary
BENTLEY IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 ARNAGER, ARNAGET, ARNAGE RL, BROOKLANDS, AND AZURE VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE "B" HOOD ORNAMENT'S RETRACTING MECHANISM TO BECOME CORRODED. THIS MAY LEAD TO THE "B" HOOD ORNAMENT NOT RETRACTING AS INTENDED WHEN A VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH.

Consequence
IF THE HOOD ORNAMENT DOES NOT RETRACT, IT COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO A PEDESTRIAN IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND THE PEDESTRIAN.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RETRACTABLE "B" MECHANISM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BENTLEY AT 1-617-488-8500.

BENTLEY SAFETY RECALL NO. RE10/04. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

6.7L OHV 16-valve SFI twin-turbo V8 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/semi-automatic mode, sports function, adaptive shift control

Bosch 5.7 electronic stability program (ESP)-inc: antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), automatic slip regulation (ASR) traction control system, engine drag torque control (MSR), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), aquaplane detection

Rear wheel drive

Front & rear double wishbone independent comfort tuned suspension

Computer controlled adaptive electro-hydraulic damping system (ARC)

Automatic ride height control w/auto-load compensation, headlamp leveling

255/55WR19 tires (2007)

19" x 8" 12-spoke painted alloy wheels

Full size spare tire w/alloy rim (2007)

Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Four wheel ventilated micro alloy disc brakes

Sporty oval exhaust finishers

Automatic retractable canvas roof w/heated rear glass, interior courtesy light

Body color bumpers w/bright chrome trim

Dual body color one-touch pwr folding electrochromic mirrors-inc: auto dip on selection of reverse gear

Painted radiator shell w/flying B mascot

Projector beam xenon headlights w/integrated directional indicator & pilot lights

Headlights engage automatically on continuous windscreen wipe

Windshield wipers w/rain sensor (2007)

Heated grade A leather anti-submarine pwr front bucket seats-inc: driver & front passenger massage, pwr lumbar

Front seat back storage

Pop-up rollover protection system incorporated behind rear seats

Full floor console w/covered storage box, dual cupholders, armrest

Front & rear leather-wrapped floor mats (2007)

2-tone leather-wrapped multi-function pwr tilt steering wheel

Black on parchment analog instrumentation

Driver info panel w/trip computer

Bluetooth telephone system w/steering wheel mounted controls

3-position memory system-inc: driver seat, exterior mirrors, steering wheel

Parking distance control system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/front one-touch up & down for all side windows, anti-trap pwr window closing mechanism

Pwr door locks-inc: central locking, deadlock feature

Cruise control

Remote trunk release (2007)

Integrated key w/retractable blade, transponder

Two limited access valet keys

Multi-function programmable alarm & immobilization system-inc: interior & exterior volume sensors, glass break sensor, inclination sensor

AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/6-disc auto CD changer, steering wheel mounted controls

6-zone auto climate control-inc: front split level controls, rear seat temp controls, dehumidifier, dust & pollen micro filters

Residual heating system to continue heating the cabin after the ignition is switched off

Lockable glovebox

Full map navigation system w/DVD, voice activation, color screen

Diversity antenna (2007)

Door map pockets

Burr walnut wood veneer trim

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Driver & front passenger visor vanity mirrors (2007)

Lighting-inc: front reading lights, courtesy lights, cargo area lamp (2007)

Rear window defogger (2007)

Leather-wrapped gear shifter

Dual umbrellas in cargo area

12V pwr outlet in cargo area (2007)

Dual front air bags

Thorax air bags for front & rear occupants

3-point front seat belts-inc: pre-tensioners

Bosch 5.7 electronic stability control program (ESP)-inc: antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), automatic slip regulation (ASR) traction control system, engine drag torque control (MSR), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), aquaplane detection

Crash sensor-inc: fuel shut off, auto unlock, steering column decoupling

Energy absorbing bumpers

Side door intrusion beams

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$4,500

 
ALPINE GREEN PAINT
$0

 
ANTHRACITE PAINT
$0

 
ANTIQUE GOLD PAINT
$0

 
ARCTICA PAINT
$0

 
BARNATO GREEN PAINT
$0

 
BELUGA BLACK PAINT
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE PAINT
$0

 
BLACK VELVET PAINT
$0

 
BRONZE PAINT
$0

 
BURGUNDY PAINT
$0

 
BURNT OAK PAINT
$0

 
CORAL PAINT
$0

 
CYPRESS PAINT
$0

 
DARK SAPPHIRE PAINT
$0

 
DIAMOND BLACK PAINT
$0

 
FOUNTAIN BLUE PAINT
$0

 
GLACIER PAINT
$0

 
GREY VIOLET PAINT
$0

 
IRIDIUM PAINT
$0

 
MAGNOLIA PAINT
$0

 
METEOR PAINT
$0

 
MIDNIGHT EMERALD PAINT
$0

 
MOONBEAM PAINT
$0

 
MOROCCAN PAINT
$0

 
NEPTUNE PAINT
$0

 
OXFORD BLUE PAINT
$0

 
PEACOCK PAINT
$0

 
PORCELAIN PAINT
$0

 
ROYAL EBONY PAINT
$0

 
SILVERLAKE PAINT
$0

 
SILVER STORM PAINT
$0

 
SILVER TEMPEST PAINT
$0

 
ST JAMES RED PAINT
$0

 
STORM GREY PAINT
$0

 
SUNSET PAINT
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PAINT
$0

 
UMBRIAN PAINT
$0

 
VERDANT PAINT
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE PAINT
$0

 
PREVIOUS YEAR PAINT
$2,990

 
CUSTOMER SPECIFIED COLOR
$4,740

 
NO STRIPES
$0

 
THIN STRIPE
$240

 
TWIN THIN STRIPES
$240

 
THICK OVER THIN STRIPES
$240

 
THIN OVER THICK STRIPES
$240

 
BLACK ROOF
$0

 
BLUE ROOF
$0

 
GREEN ROOF
$0

 
BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
DARK BROWN ROOF
$0

 
BURGUNDY ROOF
$0

 
AUTUMN LEATHER
$0

 
BELUGA LEATHER
$0

 
BURGUNDY LEATHER
$0

 
BURNT OAK LEATHER
$0

 
COGNAC LEATHER
$0

 
COTSWOLD LEATHER
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN LEATHER
$0

 
FIREGLOW LEATHER
$0

 
FRENCH NAVY LEATHER
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE LEATHER
$0

 
LINEN LEATHER
$0

 
MAGNOLIA LEATHER
$0

 
OATMEAL LEATHER
$0

 
OCHRE LEATHER
$0

 
PEACOCK LEATHER
$0

 
PORPOISE LEATHER
$0

 
PORTLAND LEATHER
$0

 
REDWOOD LEATHER
$0

 
SADDLE LEATHER
$0

 
SAFFRON LEATHER
$0

 
SAVANNAH LEATHER
$0

 
STRATOS LEATHER
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE LEATHER
$0

 
CUSTOMER SPECIFIED COLOR
$4,740

 
PREVIOUS YEAR LEATHER
$1,340

 
BELUGA SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
BURGUNDY SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
BURNT OAK SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
COGNAC SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
FIREGLOW SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
FRENCH NAVY SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
PEACOCK SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
PORPOISE SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
REDWOOD SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
SADDLE SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE SECONDARY LEATHER
$0

 
PREVIOUS YEAR LEATHER
$1,340

 
BURR WALNUT VENEER
$0

 
BURR WALNUT W/WALNUT CROSSBANDING VENEER
$0

 
BURR OAK VENEER
$2,690

 
BURR OAK W/STRAIGHT GRAIN MAPLE VENEER
$0

 
DARK BURR WALNUT VENEER
$0

 
BIRDS EYE MAPLE VENEER
$0

 
OLIVE ASH VENEER
$0

 
OLIVE ASH VENEER W/WALNUT SUBSTRATE
$4,090

 
VAVONA VENEER
$0

 
VAVONA W/STRAIGHT GRAIN SWISS PEAR VENEER
$0

 
VAVONA VENEER W/WALNUT SUBSTRATE
$5,190

 
MADRONA VENEER
$0

 
MADRONA VENEER W/WALNUT SUBSTRATE
$5,190

 
MADRONA W/STRAIGHT GRAIN SWISS PEAR VENEER
$0

 
PIANO BLACK VENEER
$0

 
19" X 8" 12-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
19" X 8" 12-SPOKE CHROME ALUMINUM WHEELS
$2,840

 
19" X 8" 7-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$3,490

 
19" X 8" 7-SPOKE CHROME ALUMINUM WHEELS
$6,290

 
19" X 8" 6-TWIN-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$3,490

 
19" X 8" 6-TWIN-SPOKE CHROME ALUMINUM WHEELS
$6,290

 
BELUGA MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
FRENCH NAVY MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
PEACOCK MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
LINEN MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
MAGNOLIA MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
SAFFRON MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
OCHRE MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
COTSWOLD MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
OATMEAL MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
AUTUMN MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
SADDLE MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
COGNAC MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
BURNT OAK MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
SAVANNAH MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
STRATOS MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
PORTLAND MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
PORPOISE MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
BURGUNDY MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
FIREGLOW MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
REDWOOD MAIN STITCHING
$0

 
BELUGA SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
FRENCH NAVY SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
PEACOCK SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
LINEN SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
MAGNOLIA SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
SAFFRON SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
OCHRE SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
COTSWOLD SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
OATMEAL SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
AUTUMN SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
SADDLE SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
COGNAC SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
BURNT OAK SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
SAVANNAH SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
STRATOS SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
PORTLAND SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
PORPOISE SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
BURGUNDY SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
FIREGLOW SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
REDWOOD SECONDARY STITCHING
$0

 
BELUGA SEAT BELTS
$0

 
COGNAC SEAT BELTS
$0

 
SADDLE SEAT BELTS
$0

 
AUTUMN SEAT BELTS
$0

 
COTSWOLD SEAT BELTS
$0

 
SAFFRON SEAT BELTS
$0

 
MAGNOLIA SEAT BELTS
$0

 
NAUTIC SEAT BELTS
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE SEAT BELTS
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN SEAT BELTS
$0

 
PORTLAND SEAT BELTS
$0

 
CIRRUS SEAT BELTS
$0

 
GRANITE SEAT BELTS
$0

 
BURGUNDY SEAT BELTS
$0

 
REDWOOD SEAT BELTS
$0

 
FIREGLOW SEAT BELTS
$0

 
BELUGA CARPETING
$0

 
NAUTIC CARPETING
$0

 
FRENCH NAVY CARPETING
$0

 
DARK BLUE CARPETING
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE CARPETING
$0

 
SAFFRON CARPETING
$0

 
OATMEAL CARPETING
$0

 
AUTUMN CARPETING
$0

 
COGNAC CARPETING
$0

 
BURNT OAK CARPETING
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN CARPETING
$0

 
PORTLAND CARPETING
$0

 
CIRRUS CARPETING
$0

 
GRANITE CARPETING
$0

 
BURGUNDY CARPETING
$0

 
REDWOOD CARPETING
$0

 
FIREGLOW CARPETING
$0

 
CUSTOMER SPECIFIED COLOR
$4,740

 
BELUGA HEADLINER
$0

 
BLUE HEADLINER
$0

 
GREY HEADLINER
$0

 
LIGHT GREEN HEADLINER
$0

 
LIGHT GREY HEADLINER
$0

 
SADDLE HEADLINER
$0

 
SAFFRON HEADLINER
$0

 
MAGNOLIA HEADLINER
$0

 
AUTUMN HEADLINER
$0

 
LIGHT BEIGE HEADLINER
$0

 
STEERING WHEEL COWL IN MAIN SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
STEERING WHEEL COWL IN SECONDARY SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
CARPET BINDING IN MAIN SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
CARPET BINDING IN SECONDARY SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
TONNEAU COVER IN MAIN SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
TONNEAU COVER IN SECONDARY SEAT TRIM COLOR
$0

 
PARTIALLY VENEERED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$1,540

 
STRAIGHT GRAIN WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$2,390

 
SINGLE COLOR LEATHER-WRAPPED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
VENEERED SURROUND TO CRUISE CONTROL SWITCHES
$240

 
FRAME-STYLE INLAY TO WAIST RAILS
$1,340

 
"WINGED B" MASCOT INLAYS TO WAIST RAILS
$0

 
ALPINE AM/FM/CD/MP3 PLAYER
$5,990

 
ALPINE DVA 9860 AM/FM/CD HIGH END AUDIO SYSTEM
$10,740

 
REVERSING CAMERA TO SATELLITE NAVIGATION SCREEN
$2,490

 
EMBROIDERED MARQUE EMBLEM TO ALL HEAD RESTRAINTS
$490

 
TWO-TONE FASCIA TOP ROLL
$240

 
DRILLED ALLOY ACCELERATOR & BRAKE PEDALS
$540

 
VALET PARKING KEY
$0

 
CHROMED RADIATOR SHELL W/RETRACTABLE FLYING B MASCOT
$1,290

 
PAINTED RADIATOR SHELL W/2-D BENTLEY "WINGED B" MASCOT BADGE
$0

 
CHROMED RADIATOR SHELL W/2-D BENTLEY "WINGED B" MASCOT BADGE
$1,290

 
RECESSED BENTLEY BADGES TO WAISTRAILS
$4,890

 
BRIGHT STAINLESS BENTLEY MATRIX GRILLE TO RADIATOR SHELL & BUMPER APERTURES
$2,890

 
CHROMED 1-TOUCH PWR FOLDING ELECTROCHROMIC EXTERIOR MIRRORS
$0

 
LEATHER-BOUND LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT MAT
$240

 
LOWER FRONT WING VENTS
$3,390

 
PERSONALIZED TREADPLATE PLAQUES
$1,190

 
BENTLEY JEWEL FUEL FILLER CAP
$340

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The 2008 Bentley Azure


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