Bentley Motors today announced that the glamorous four-seater convertible show car unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2005 will carry the evocative Azure name. The new Bentley Azure goes on sale in Spring 2006. The new Bentley Azure is an elegant four-seater convertible that provides a powerful and refined open-top driving experience while offering a unique blend of classic Bentley design and craftsmanship. The new Azure is the latest in a long line of much-admired Bentley convertibles, its design inspired by the 1955 Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupé and the original Azure introduced in 1995. Like its iconic predecessor, the new Azure becomes the flagship of the Bentley model range, reaffirming the company's status as the prime provider of four-seater convertibles at the very pinnacle of the market.
Customer reaction to the Los Angeles show car, unveiled with the project name of Arnage Drophead Coupé, demonstrated the overwhelming demand for a top of the range Bentley convertible.
'We have been inundated with demand for a new Azure virtually from the moment the original model ceased production,' says Adrian Hallmark, member of the board, sales and marketing. 'The exclusivity, style, luxury and performance of the new Bentley convertible flagship evoke the Riviera lifestyle like no other, fully justifying the revival of the Azure name.'Source - Bentley
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A face-lifted update of the Azure was introduced in 2006, coming equipped with a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivering 450 horsepower and backed by a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Weighing nearly 5,941 lbs, the Azure was able to sprint from zero-to-sixty mph in 5.6 seconds and had a top speed of 171 mph.
This particular example was delivered new to Texas in 2009 where it spent the following seven years with two owners, accumulating just over 11,000 miles. The current owner acquired it in October of 2016 and had it shipped from Houston to Europe, where it was imported to Switzerland. Since that time, it has been driven less than 100 miles.
The car is finished in black with a dark brown leather interior. Currently, it has less than 11,250 miles from new.By Daniel Vaughan | May 2020