NEW FOR 2010:

– Offered only as new, high-performance Azure T
– New 20-inch wheels, choice of 42 exterior paint colours

For 2010, the Bentley Azure becomes the Azure T, offering more horsepower and torque than the 2009 Azure. It is the convertible version of the Arnage sedan, a model that has been discontinued for 2010 and will be replaced by the 2011 Mulsanne.

The Azure T uses a twin-turbocharged 6.8-litre V8, now offering 500 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.

The Azure’s roof is made of three layers of fabric, and retracts at the touch of a button to hide beneath a leather-trimmed tonneau. The operation takes about 30 seconds.

Standard features include 20-inch wheels, retractable “Flying B” mascot, diamond-quilted leather seats with embroidered Bentley emblems, black instrument faces, iPod and USB interface, SD memory card slot, “Naim for Bentley” premium ten-speaker stereo, and tire pressure monitoring system. Various features are available for buyers to customize their own.

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