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2001 Bentley Azure

  • 2001 Bentley Azure Base Convertible

    Base Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      16
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      400/553
    • ENGINE
      6.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $339,900
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2001 Bentley Azure Review

A heavy price tag, but it will last a lifetime.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

When looking at any Bentley, the price tag normally has the ability to make one fall to the floor. The 2001 Bentley Azure follows the precedent set forth by the Bentleys produced before it, and it definitely shines when put up against other Bentleys. With a powerful engine and many different features available, the 2001 Bentley Azure satisfies the person who has everything.

Of course, a major part of any Bentley is the styling which goes along with the many features, power, and huge price tag. The 2001 Bentley Azure does not disappoint with its classy and exotic look. The Azure makes any buyer happy with his purchase, assuming he can handle the price.

The Range

Body Styles: convertible
Engines: 6.8-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Bentley Azure Convertible, Bentley Azure Mulliner

What's New

Additions to the Bentley Azure have been lax since its introduction in 1995. In fact, the only new design came in 1998 and only included a restyling of certain small body components. The 2001 Bentley Azure retains the same style that has been around since 1998.

Exterior

The 2001 Bentley Azure provides an absolutely beautiful and functional outside, which people expect for the price. The Azure measures in at a relatively long 210.6 inches. The width (81 inches) and the height (56 inches) also make for a monster of a vehicle. Of course, this very big look provides just one of the Bentley Azure’s defining characteristics. A number of features on the outside of the 2001 Azure make it that much more functional. Just some of the features on the exterior of the 2001 Bentley Azure include power mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, variable intermittent wipers, and a power convertible wheel. The Azure definitely does not disappoint with its styling and outside functionality.

Interior

The inside of the Azure goes great with the exterior of the car. With a number of features along with some stylish design ideals, the 2001 provides convenience and comfort. Just some of the interior features of the 2001 Bentley Azure include heated leather bucket seats with memorized settings for four drivers, a clock, a tachometer, and a leather steering wheel with memory settings to go along with the memorized seating option. Dual climate controls keep the driver and passenger cool, and leather and wood trim throughout the entire vehicle make them comfortable.

Performance & Handling

Not only do both the inside and the outside of the 2001 Bentley Azure look beautiful and functional, it also moves and handles like a dream. With the 5.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine, 616 lb-ft of torque hit the asphalt with 400 horsepower. The 2001 Bentley Azure exemplifies power and to be able to control that power, these features make for easy handling of the Azure even at its top speed.

The handling features make for the utmost capability when it comes to controlling the massive amount of power put out by its 5.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine. Just some of the handling features include a rear limited-slip differential as well as a four-wheel independent suspension. Many of the other handling features (like traction control) double as safety features.

Safety

The 2001 Bentley Azure provides the utmost in safety when one looks at the many capabilities that come with the expensive car. Just some of the safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, the aforementioned traction control, seat belt pretensioners, and electronic brake force distribution. The 2001 Bentley Azure also includes an antitheft alarm system to prevent the theft of such an expensive vehicle.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Azure: 10/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Beautiful
  • Fast
  • Feature-heavy
  • All organic materials

You Won't Like

  • Price
  • Low fuel efficiency

Sum Up

A heavy price tag, but it will last a lifetime.

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