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Bentley Azure

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Bentley Azure
2006 - 2009



Number manufactured

716

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBDA43HX6CX11142 (2006).
Last chassis number: SCBDC48H59CX14358 (2009).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

541, 191, 149 cm

Kerb weight

2695 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

5.9 seconds

Top speed

168 mph, 270 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The model year 2006 Bentley Azure is actually a Bentley Arnage Drophead Coupe (Bentley Arnage Convertible) and succeeds the 2002 Bentley Azure as the company's large four-seat convertible.
- There is a subtle hint of old Corniche in the curved waistline.

General characteristics
- The Azure has a 450 bhp and 875 Nm Twin turbo 6761 cc V8 with intercoolers and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
- 8.0J x 19 inch alloy wheels and 255/45 R19 Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
- Two-tone hide trimmed multi-function steering wheel.
- Hide covered gear selector.
- Classic, parchment faced analogue instruments.
Interior key features:
- Independent electrically adjustable front seats incorporating lumbar control and two-stage heating.
- Electrically adjustable tilt steering wheel with cruise control operation and easy entry-exit feature.
- GPS satellite navigation system (market dependent).
- Front telephone phone installation (market dependent).
- Bentley audio system with 6CD autochanger.
- Dual zone climate control system.
- Front cabin system provides split level (face/feet) and side-to-side heating and air conditioning.
- Rear cabin system provides additional individual side-to side heating and air conditioning control.
- Air conditioning systems feature a dehumidifier plus pollen and dust micro-filters.
Exterior key features:
- Pop-up roll over protection bolsters incorporated under rear tonneau panel.
- Body coloured radiator shell with stainless steel Bentley matrix radiator grille.
- Painted bumpers and sill finishers with chrome strip appliqué.
- 12 spoke 8.0J x 19 alloy wheels.
- Twin headlamps featuring Xenon dipped beam with integrated direction indicator.
- Power folding door mirrors.
- Park distance control system.
- Powered boot latching mechanism.
- Oval chrome exhaust tail-pipe finishers.
- High intensity LED tail lamps.
- Fully automated fabric roof with heated rear glass screen.
- Stows perfectly flush under rear tonneau in 30 second operation.
- Facility for simultaneous operation of all side windows - with one-touch lowering function.
- Anti-trap electric window closing mechanism.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Azure has:
- the letter D on the fourth position
- the letter A or the letter C on the fifth position.
- a number between 11142 and 14358.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers of the Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage models (1998 up to and including 2010) are assigned per model year. All models have got mixed numbers. Only the Long wheelbase models (2000 up to and including 2009) have got series of numbers of their own.
- The numbers run from 1001 up to and including 6786 and from 8000 to about 14700. The numbers of the Long wheelbase models run from 7501 up to and including 7651 and from 19000 up to and including 19679.
- The first two chassis numbers of the Azure have the letter A on the fifth position, all other Azures have the letter C on that position.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Azure between
11687 and 12008 (end of model year 2006 and start of model year 2007)
12571 and 12600 (end of model year 2007 and start of model year 2008)
12950 and 13499 (end of model year 2008 and start of model year 2009)

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2006

66

58%

47

42%

113

2007

229

92%

20

8%

249

2008

159

87%

24

13%

183

2009

131

77%

40

23%

171

Total

585

82%

131

18%

716

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 2006) and the last 10 (model year 2009) occur.

Model year 2006
SCBDA43HX6CX11142
SCBDA43H16CX11143
SCBDC43H06CX11192
SCBDC43H66CX11200
SCBDC43HX6CX11216
SCBDC43H66CX11228
SCBDC43H86CX11229
SCBDC43H76CX11254
SCBDC43H56CH11255
SCBDC43H66CX11343

Model year 2009
SCBDC47L19CX14198
SCBDC48H39CX14214
SCBDC48H59CH14248
SCBDC48H89CX14256
SCBDC48H69CX14272
SCBDC48H79CH14283
SCBDC48H89CX14287
SCBDC47L49CX14289
SCBDC48H09CX14297
SCBDC48H59CX14358











Bentley Azure, model year 2006, press photos.






















Bentley Azure, model year 2007, press photos.







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