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2003 Bentley Azure

  • 2003 Bentley Azure Base Convertible

    Base Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      16
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      420/650
    • ENGINE
      6.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $369,990
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2003 Bentley Azure Review

A stylish convertible with ample interior space and overstated luxury.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2003 Bentley Azure is a soft-top convertible that runs on a powerful 6.8-liter V-8, and pumps 400 horsepower.

The Range

Body Styles: convertible
Engines: 6.8-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Bentley Azure

What's New

The 2003 Bentley Azure remains conservatively the same from the previous year.

Exterior

The 2003 Bentley Azure has a body-colored mold on the entire outer base giving it a regal look. It is a long convertible seating four. It has rounded lights flanking the signature grille and it has a severe face. It has a sturdy soft-top that retracts into its rear cavity quickly and neatly. It has heated power mirrors, and dual exhaust pipes with chrome finish. It runs on 18-inch alloy wheels with 255/50R Y performance tires with variable intermittent wipers on the windshield. The exterior dimensions are 81 inches width, 58.1 inches height, 210.6 inches length, and it sits on 120.5 inch wheelbase, and has a 6.8 cubic feet cargo capacity.

Interior

The 2003 Bentley Azure comes with height-adjustable and heated driver and front passenger seats. The seats have power-adjustable lumbar support settings. To complete the look of luxury, it has leather on the seats on the steering wheel and door trims. Leather and wood trim also grace the center console, dashboard, doors, and shift knob Power fittings include power door locks and power mirrors, and the storage spots include the front console and the seatback pocket. The power steering capability is on tilt-adjustable steering wheel. It can memorize settings for four drivers that include steering wheel settings. On the dashboard are a clock and various indicators including indicators for low fuel level and low tire pressure. For entertainment, the dashboard has an AM/FM radio nested in the center console with a CD player with eight speakers and separate controls in the front and in the rear. The interior dimensions are 37.8 inches of headroom, 41.9 inches of legroom, and 58.3 inches of shoulder room in the front. In the rear, it has 35.3 inches of headroom, 32.4 inches of legroom, and 43.3 inches of shoulder room, making it one of the most spacious convertibles on the market.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Bentley Azure is a rear-drive, four-speed automatic transmission with rear limited slip differential. The base engine is the 6.8-liter V-8 that generates 420 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque with 16 valves and overhead valves. The suspension system includes short and long arm front suspension, semi-trailing arm rear suspension, and independent four-wheel suspension. The pre-impact safety includes four-wheel anti-lock brake systems (ABS), ventilated disc brakes in the front wheels and solid disc brakes in the rear wheels. It also comes with traction control and electronic brake-force distribution systems.

Safety

The 2003 Bentley Azure's two front seats have height-adjustable headrests that protect occupants from whiplash during an impact. Other post-impact safety fittings include seatbelt pre-tension technology. For the safety of the occupants, it also comes with remote anti-theft alarm system and an engine immobilizer.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Azure: 11/16 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Exterior appeal
  • Interior upholstery
  • Engine power
  • Room convertible
  • Reliable performance

You Won't Like

  • Pricey
  • Reputation as a high-end vehicle
  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

A stylish convertible with ample interior space and overstated luxury.

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