Bentley Azure T Review

Elegant and powerful, the new Bentley Azure convertible T is the world's most elegant and designed to become a future classic. With elements of style "T" Bentley's unique athletic improve his attitude, delivers 500bhp Azure T driver-focused performance with the ability to carry four adults in first class, open-top luxury.

Bentley Azure T, is indicated by a high performance version of iconic Crewe 6 �-liter V8 is the latest in a line of Bentley models to bring the legend of the "T". Of 1996 was cut Continental 'T' the first modern Bentley, followed in 2002 by the Arnage T, the two leading models with a distinctive character and sporting performance of thunder.

Bentley Azure T

The Azure is already striking form is now enhanced 20-inch 5-spoke wheels and tires, vents 'Le Mans' front wing, front grille black matrix color and a sculpted mascot 'B' retractable flight.

For performance-oriented T Bentley Azure, produces the bi-turbo V8, 500bhp and 1,000 Nm of torque - an increase of 11 percent performance and an increase of 14 percent of the torque on his companion 450bhp/875 Nm Bentley Azure stable.Bentley's famous wave of torque is even larger than before, and the performance is substantially increased with a top speed of 179 mph (288 km / h) and 00-60 km / h in just 5.2 seconds ( 0-100 km / h in 5.5 sec). Board member, sales and marketing director Stuart McCullough comments:

Bentley Azure T

"The new Azure T reflects our passion for creating the most interesting and prestigious convertibles in the world, faithful to the tradition of Bentley T, sophistication combined with a strong presence."


Based on Bentley Azure Azure T offers a number of external discrete signals to further enhance its powerful stance and hint at its performance potential. Main ingredients in its distinctive appearance include design features 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in two parts and less 'Le Mans' front wing air vents.Other points of distinction between Azure are standard features such as dark-tinted upper and lower grilles, cap 'jewel' fuel filler (aluminum in notes) and exterior mirror bracket finished in body color.

As the Bentley Brooklands, Azure Sport T iconic mascot of the Flying B "that can be drawn easily into the grille surround. Originally designed by artist automobile F. Gordon Crosby, had "B" is first used on the 1930 Bentley 8 liter.Exterior lines echo the visual elements Mk.6 Bentley since 1946, Azure has been enthusiastically received in its original concept car debut at the Los Angeles Show in January 2005. Now, as the Bentley Azure T makes its "debut" in Los Angeles, Raul Pires, Head of Exterior Design Bentley Motors, said:

Bentley Azure T

"The proportions of blue gives us an ideal platform to work with when creating the Bentley Azure T. prominent hips and body supermodel inspired our designers to create a new interpretation of a Bentley convertible with a focus on a more muscular, athletic stance. "

Stress designer of the 1955 Bentley S1 Park Ward Coupe Head drop and 1995 the most important current influences Azure Azure and T. As the '50s Azure convertible, the car has a deep structure of a property line, which runs along both flanks and rises a powerful hind legs, before spearing off the rear of the car. Similarly, fast flowing roofline and Azure T is reflected in the seven-bow canvas roof that gives the car a sporty profile is visible when raised.

Prominent wheel arches grace a slender, narrowing the results start trailing edge of a "horseshoe." This elegant shape is reminiscent of the first Crewe-built Bentley, the Mk.6 and the overall effect is a subtle touch of power and performance below the frame T. Bentley AzureBrightware delicate detailing accentuates the flowing lines of the Bentley Azure T, including the windows of the rear tail lamp, finishes and foil escape along the car.

Bentley Azure T

Much time and effort has been made to make the folding roof Azure T attractive and very functional. Hydraulically at the touch of a button, the canvas roof impressive, with three layers is elegantly stored under the rear shelf in a matter of 25 seconds. Because the roof is held in a separate area, so there is no impact on the generous boot space which was designed to accommodate two sets of golf clubs and luggage.

Powerful V8 effortless performance

The engine and transmission Bentley Azure T are identical to those already employed in Arnage T and high-performance sedans Arnage Final Series. In this specification, Bentley's remarkable all-aluminum product 6 �-liter V8 500 hp (507PS/373kW) and 1000 Nm (738 lb ft) of torque - with more than 90 percent of torque available between 1800 and 3800 rev / min - The numbers that guarantee "wave of torque" the signing of Bentley delivers effortless performance for a unique open-top driving experience convertible.

Each of these V8 engines come with a hand intake manifold equipped with black finish signing the team leader who oversaw the construction engineers to the Bentley factory in Crewe. The six-speed ZF automatic transmission ensures optimum flexibility, response and refinement. Three transmission modes (Drive, Sport and Manual) allows the driver to take full advantage of the power of 500 hp V8 engine.

Bentley Azure T

Sophisticated electronic control system allows rapid gear changes, but no matter how soft the car is driven. Another important feature of the last separation Bentley Azure T sports chassis, sports gearbox settings, allowing the driver to select which attributes to each system independently - via the 'Sport' Change the dashboard of the suspension and placing the lever exchange for the Sport mode of transmission.

Bentley V8 guarantees outstanding performance. From the stop, acceleration reaches 60 km / h in just 5.2 seconds (0-100 km / h 5.5 seconds), reaches 100 kmh in 12.1 seconds (160 km / h in 12.0 seconds) and a top speed of 179 mph (288 km / h) is possible.

Dynamic performance, ride and gorgeous BRAKE

The Azure is a front double wishbone and rear suspension is transferred to the Bentley Azure T unchanged. Implementation and fine-tuned to provide a refined driving which best suits the character of this convertible Bentley that the system has coil springs with computer-controlled, adaptive electro-hydraulic dampers and automatic ride height control with auto load compensation .

Suspension Azure T offers impressive body control in all driving conditions, while the new five-spoke two-piece 8.5 J x 20-inch alloy wheels 255/40 ZR20 Pirelli P Zero sports to improve handling and grip.

Optional Bentley Azure T owners indicate an improved brake carbon / silicon carbide, perforated ventilated brake discs. Measuring 420 x 40 mm (front) and 356 x 28 mm (rear), these discs are more fitted to any production car on sale today. With eight-piston brakes provide impressive deceleration and also give an 8 kg reduction in unsprung mass benefiting steering response, driveability and acceleration.This lightweight braking system ensures virtually fade-free use, each time, and superb resistance to disc distortion under high thermal conditions. In normal use, the brake discs last lifetime of car and pad life is doubled compared to the standard system.

Bentley Azure T

Bentley Azure T and his team mates, Traction control system is calibrated with the aim of avoiding unnecessary to reduce the engine torque. ESP logic system, which is configured to allow handling without any reduction in the stability of spirits or safety, monitors the car's overall stability rather than a loss of wheel grip. This reduces the need for interventions, and to restore power in the past, and gradually, the power of the V8 engine Azure T is fully exploited.

The Bentley Azure T is rated at 11 percent and 14 percent increase in the pair of Azure and the strength and stiffness of the original chassis is such that no change is necessary, as Brian Gush, Director of Transmission and chassis, said:

"The Azure platform has always had enormous potential, and this allows us to provide greater strength for our 500 hp V8 engine and the driver focused on the properties of the real, Bentley T without sacrificing ride comfort."

Compared to the Arnage, Bentley Azure T benefits to members of stiffness material. These pieces of reinforcing steel in the section of the car line and extending to the pillars that form the windshield frame. At the front and back of the Azure, the members of carbon fiber reinforcements strengthen the whole body, while adding less weight than steel.

Bentley Azure T

Strengthening has also been applied to the body structure behind the rear seat is installed an advanced rollover protection. It immediately detects if the vehicle is in danger of investing and deploys two hoops that are integrated into the rear headrests. Together with part of strengthened windscreen, which are able to withstand 2.5 times the total weight of an overturned car.

Exquisite art

Proper role in the new Bentley convertible flagship Bentley Azure T reflects a number of standard features that were previously unavailable or available only in the cost of the options Azure. And the door panels are Diamond quilting, the dashboard features the "guilloche", aluminum (which recalls the 1920 Bentley Racing), and the instrument faces are finished in black with parchment.

Bentley emblems are embroidered on the front seat backs and the rear seat in the middle, the iPod / USB port is provided, while a wide range of veneers Bentley awards are available, ribbed finish that is applied to a series of levers and switches, and Grooved, chrome gear knob has been installed.New Bentley Azure T is a strong appeal to Bentley customers, as Trevor Gay, Personal Commissioning Manager, Mulliner (introduction of Bentley's expert department), explains:

Bentley Azure T

"The sky has always stood out from the rest of the range and superior performance Bentley Azure Bentley T will offer customers the ability to use services to create a Mulliner converted tailored to their exact specifications."

Although most desirable Mulliner options are included in the Azure Bentley T Series, Bentley states that most buyers need further improvement. Inside, the Bentley Azure T are the customers expect from a custom Bentley, offering the highest levels of hand labor to a small audience. The interior offers a spacious cabin, luxury for the ultimate first class travel for four adults review.

As in every Bentley, crafts and customs are in the front. Each element of adjustment either veneer, hide or chromed bezel, uses authentic materials.Bentley Azure T is available in the Bentley range of 42 exterior colors, 25 interior hides, and the full range of high quality veneers, plus the wide range of Mulliner options and its measurement of the same color services that enable Bentley owners to create a unique car.

Of course, the nature of the convertible bond means that its interior is often on display as its foreign and design team knew that the Bentley Azure T spacious cabin would make a strong statement. So warm and inviting leather seats and extend beyond the shelf, and this emphasizes the size of the rear.

A new audio head unit with wide screen and an SD (Secure Digital) memory card slot instead of a single CD slot is mounted. At the rear, start a new lane deck covered with leather and coordinated a chrome strip at the top gives the area a lighter to charge the premium appearance.

All models come with a Bentley Azure T iPod interface connected to the infotainment system, allowing customers to play their favorite music through the vehicle's audio system. The system comes with connectors for iPod, USB, mini USB and a 3.5mm AUX jack and includes a 12 volt charging.

Bentley Azure T

Optional T Bentley Azure buyers indicate Naim audio system for luxury Bentley. Created in partnership with Bentley by Naim Audio, one end of the UK high hi-fi manufacturer, this system features 10 speakers, a dual channel sub-woofer and amplifier 1100 watts, and features eight different DSP reproduce true emotions and a 'live' concert, as experience.

The Bentley Azure T sub-woofers are located in the rear passenger's feet and contained in a special body to ensure that the sound of pure music, remains inside the open cab.



Engine type: 90 degree V8 twin turbo

Capacity: 6 �-liter, 6761 cc

Max power: 500 hp / 507 hp / 373 kW @ 4200 rpm

Maximum torque: 738 lb.-ft. / Nm @ 1000 rpm 3200

Compression ratio: 7.8:1

Emission standards: the EU IV / U.S. LEV II

Transmission: 6-speed ZF automatic transmission with semi-automatic features and sport 6-speed ZF automatic transmission with semi-automatic and sports functions

Bentley Azure T


0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds

0-100 km / h: 5.5 sec

0-100 km / h: 12.1 s

0-160 km / h: 12.0 s

Maximum speed: 179 kmh mph/288


Address: 3.18 turns lock to lock

Type: Speed-sensitive steering, improved hydraulic rack and pinion

Suspension: Front and rear double wishbones with coil springs, computer-controlled adaptive electro-hydraulic damping (CRA) and automatic height control with auto load compensation and adjustment of the headlights

Brakes: Micro-alloy ventilated discs, hydraulically lifted in front and behind the circuits with the stability control system


Urban 28.8 (l/100 km) / 9.8 mpg

Extra-urban 14.1 (l/100 km) / 20.1 mpg

Combined 19.5 (litres/100km) / 14.5 mpg

CO2 (EU): 465 g / km (combined)


Wheelbase: 5410 mm (212.60 inches)

Width: 2125 mm (83.66 inches), including the outer

Height: 1492 mm (58.74 inches)

Wheelbase: 3116 mm (122.68 in)

Track width: 1608 mm (63.13 inches)

Rear track: 1,608 mm (63.13 inches)

Width: 1900 mm (74.8 in.) with mirrors folded

Trunk: 0.316m3 / 310 liters / cu ft 10.95


Weight: 2695 kg (5.699 pounds)

Gross vehicle weight: 3,065 kg (7948 lbs)

Front axle: 1535 kg (3384 lb)

Weight of the rear axle: 1615 kg (3560 pounds)

Fuel tank capacity: 96.0 liters (25.3 gallons)

Bentley Azure T
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