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2000 Bentley Azure Review
One of the best cars money can buy.
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The 2000 Bentley Azure is a two-door luxury coupe convertible that was produced in England from 1995 to 2003. Only 709 of these cars were made available in America. The Azure has an exquisite style done by famous Italian designer Sergio Pininfarina, which is highlighted by an aggressive stance and glamorous appearance. It resides in a class of very few. Its closest competitor is the Rolls Royce Corniche. Drivers of the Azure get the ultimate satisfaction of strong acceleration, which allows them to cruise easily and pass other vehicles effortlessly. Passengers enjoy a smooth ride and luxurious comfort with plenty of room. This is a great car to take cruising on the highway, driving around on country roads, or simply gallivanting around town.
Engines: 6.8-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Bentley Azure
The 2000 Bentley Azure is identical to the model that was offered in 1999.
The 2000 Bentley Azure has approximately a 210-inch length, 81-inch width, 58-inch height, and 120-inch wheelbase. Its large size gives it a commanding presence on the road, while its beautiful design catches the eyes and brings nods of approval. It has body-colored front and rear bumpers and power door mirrors, chrome trim around its side windows, bumpers, and side of body, an electric soft-top convertible roof and trunk/hatch pull down, and tinted glass on its cabin. The Azure weighs 5754 pounds and sits on 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2000 Bentley Azure is roomy enough to fit four passengers. In the front, there are power-adjustable, leather bucket seats with height-adjustable head restraints divided by an armrest. In the dash, there are logically-arranged gauges, conveniently-located controls, and a storage console. In the rear, there are two leather bucket seats with height-adjustable head restraints. The trunk has ample room to carry golf clubs, plenty of groceries, or luggage. The Azure features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote power locks, one-touch power windows, front and rear reading lights, AM/FM stereo with a cassette and CD player included and eights speakers, and remote audio controls.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Bentley Azure comes packed with a turbocharged, 6.8-liter, V-8 engine that delivers an impressive 400 horsepower and 619 lb-ft of torque. It is combined with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Azure offers smooth, strong acceleration that allows it to cruise easily and pass effortlessly. It has the capability of going from zero to 60 mph in a hair above six seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph. The Azure is built with an independent wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with an independent strut rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. This setup provides a smooth and stable ride on both flat and rocky roads. The Azure offers drivers superior handling, capable of maneuvering through traffic and hugging corners nicely. It has precise steering that is predictable, allowing for easy control.
The 2000 Bentley Azure is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and traction control to provide better handling. There are driver and front passenger front-impact airbags installed. The front seats have safety belts with pretensioners that allow better restraint of passenger during accidents.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Powerful engine
- Great handling
- Roomy interior
You Won't Like
- Poor gas mileage
One of the best cars money can buy.
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