The 1998-1999 Bentley Azure was one of the world's most striking examples of top-down motoring, with great mass, enormous showroom prices, and a 6.8-liter turbo V-8 (385-horsepower and 550 lb/ft torque) that produced exhilarating acceleration. Highway/ city mileage of 11/16 was terrible, but those who could afford the price of admission never cared.

The Azure handled surprisingly well for a car of its size. The adaptive suspension firmed up the shocks absorbers in fast turns and returned to softer settings for most situations.

Pluses of the 1998-1999 Bentley Azure:

  • Muscular performance
  • Hand-crafted details
  • Sheer presence

Minuses of the 1998-1999 Bentley Azure:

  • Enormous price
  • Great bulk
  • General air of overkill

Production of the 1998-1999 Bentley Azure:
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Specifications of the 1998-1999 Bentley Azure:
Wheelbase, inches: 120.5
Length, inches: 210.3
Weight, pounds: 5,400
Price, new: $326,500-$347,645

Engines for the 1998-1999 Bentley Azure:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-8* 412 cid 385 1995-1999
*Turbocharged

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