2009 Bentley Azure

At a Glance

Pricing $363,000
Drive Types RWD
Engines 6.8l V8 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 9 (city), 15 (highway)

The Azure is a stately convertible built on a platform originally shared with previous owner Rolls-Royce. Its 6.75L twin-turbo V-8 has massive power and torque, but most owners will rarely unleash its horses on the street. Bentley reinforced the chassis with carbon-fiber braces to maximize body rigidity. The Azure's 3-layer fabric power folding top retracts into the tonneau in 30 seconds; slightly slower than average. The Bentley's main competition is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, a convertible aimed at the same customers as the Azure.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Azure T 6.8l V8 T (500-bhp) A6 RWD 9/15/12 62 $363,000