Stylish and powerful – the new Bentley Azure T


Stylish and powerful, the new Bentley Azure T is the world’s most elegant convertible and destined to become a future classic. With unique Bentley ‘T’ styling cues reinforcing its sporting stance, the 500bhp Azure T delivers driver-focused performance with the ability to transport four adults in first-class, open-top luxury.

The new Azure T, specified with the high performance version of Crewe’s iconic 6¾ litre V8 engine, is the latest in a line of Bentley models to bear the ‘T’ legend. The 1996 Continental coupe was the first modern Bentley ‘T’, followed in 2002 by the Arnage T, both flagship models with a distinctive sporting character and thunderous performance.

The Azure’s already striking form is now enhanced by 20-inch 5-spoke wheels and tyres, ‘Le Mans’ front wing vents, dark tint matrix grille and a sculpted, retractable Flying ‘B’ mascot.

For the performance-oriented Azure T, the twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 500bhp and 1000 Nm of torque – an 11 per cent increase in power and a 14 per cent increase in torque over its 450bhp/875 Nm Azure stable mate.

The famous Bentley wave of torque is even more prodigious than before and performance is significantly raised with a top speed of 179 mph (288 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of just 5.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.5 sec). Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing, Stuart McCullough comments:

“The new Azure T reflects our passion for creating the world’s most exhilarating and prestigious convertibles that, true to the Bentley T tradition, blend sophistication with a powerful presence.”


Exterior design styling changes, as standard, include:

  • 20-inch five-spoke ‘Bright Finish’ alloy wheels
  • Retractable ‘Flying B’ bonnet mascot
  • Dark tint matrix upper and lower grilles
  • ‘Le Mans’ lower front wing air vents
  • Bentley ‘Jewel’ fuel filler cap
  • Twin exhaust tail pipes
  • Choice of 42 exterior paint colours

Interior design enhancements, as standard, include:

  • Diamond quilting to seats and door panels
  • Drilled alloy brake and accelerator pedals
  • ‘Engine-turned’ aluminium finish to fascia
  • Instrument faces in black
  • Embroidered ‘Bentley’ emblems to front seats and rear seat centre
  • iPod/USB interface
  • Choice of eight unbleached veneers and 25 hides from full Bentley range
  • Knurled finish to: organ stops, mirror adjustors, door handles (interior and exterior), light switch and seat lumbar controls
  • Knurled & chromed gear knob

Further enhancements to the standard Azure T specification include:

  • Large display audio head unit with Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot
  • Hide covered boot rail

Further enhancements to the Azure T optional specification include:

  • ‘Naim for Bentley’ premium audio system delivering the world’s best in-car sound stage and featuring 10 speakers, a dual channel sub-woofer and an 1100 watt amplifier, plus eight individual Digital Signal Processor (DSP) modes to reproduce true emotions and a ‘live’ concert-like experience

Arnage T powertrain with 6¾ litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 500bhp and 1000 Nm of torque – increases of 11% and 14 % respectively

  • Top speed raised to 179 mph (288 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds)
  • Acceleration to 100 mph cut to 12.1 seconds (0-160 km/h in 12.0 seconds)
  • Six-speed ZF automatic transmission with sophisticated locking torque converter provides fast yet ultra-smooth gearshifts
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) logic system improves dynamic response and handling with less intrusive intervention when a reduction in grip is detected
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System fitted as standard

Source: Bentley (press release/media site)