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The Bentley Motors, a British automaker, produces the Bentley Azure, a four-seat convertible grand tourer. On the Bentley Continental R platform, the first model made its debut in 1995 and was produced until 2003. A fully new version made its début in 2006 after a three-year hiatus, and was continued until 2009. It was built on the more recent Arnage platform and had an engine that had been extensively improved.
First generation (1995–2003)
The Continental R's Mulliner was inspired by previous sportier 2-door conversions by Robert Jankel.  The Azure made its premiere in 1995 at the Geneva Motor Show on the Continental R model's basis, which had first been introduced in 1991. Only nine vehicles were completed in the first year of production, and by 1996, when full production had begun, no fewer than 251 automobiles had been completed.  Pininfarina helped in the two-year conversion of the Continental R into a complete four-seater convertible and also constructed the shell and soft-top at their plant in Italy, mostly using components obtained from the UK. The last assembly was then completed in Crewe. Since a roll-bar was never considered, the chassis had to be heavily reinforced.  The Azure, which is 210 in (5,340 mm) long and weighs 2,608 kg (5,750 lb), often astounded spectators with its size and heft. Its size and heaviness are meant to both give a feeling of "presence" and enable the comfortable sitting of four adult passengers.
The company's dependable 6.75-liter V8 engine, which has a single, intercooled Garrett turbocharger and is rated at about 365 PS (268 kW; 360 horsepower), provided the drive. At the time of the Azure's debut, Rolls-Royce and Bentley had not yet provided official power figures.  By the time production got underway, a new engine management system from Zytek had slightly increased power to 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 750 Nm (553 lbft) of torque at 2,000 rpm. Power was sent to the rear wheels via a modified four-speed 4L80-E automatic transmission that was sourced from General Motors. With a peak speed of 241 km/h (150 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 6.5 seconds, the Azure was remarkably quick for a vehicle of its size, weight, and poor aerodynamic profile.
The electrically operated convertible top for the Azure, which is made of thick fabric, was developed and created by Pininfarina, which greatly increased the price of the car. This was necessary due to the restricted space and staff at Bentley's Crewe production. When the Azure was first released in 1995, it cost GB£215,167, which was GB£22,590 more than the Continental R upon which it was based.
The Azure was also offered in "Mulliner" trim from 1999 until the end of production, which added specialized bespoke trim and extra equipment as well as giving the buyer the option for further customization during the build-process; pricing varied by car as equipment could differ significantly from one to the next depending on customer requests.
Second generation (2006–2009)
When the Azure had been manufactured for three years by Vickers by the year 1998, Volkswagen acquired Bentley from them. Volkswagen management opted to continue building the existing Azure until 2003 before launching the replacement model. For the 2006 model year, the new Azure's production got underway.
The then-current Bentley twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which was built on the Arnage platform, produced 456 PS (335 kW; 450 horsepower) and 875 Nm (645 lb-ft) of torque. The 4.4-liter BMW engine was the inspiration for the Arnage. But as a result of the 1998 takeover conflict between BMW and Volkswagen Group for Rolls Royce and Bentley Motors, BMW had threatened to halt the delivery of their engines if Volkswagen Group prevailed. It was evident that Volkswagen could not accept the commercial and reputational risks connected with having their opponent as a long-term business partner, even if the threat was eventually removed in connection with BMW winning the license to build Rolls-Royce vehicles at a new site.  Customers also have questions regarding the availability of engines and parts. As a result, Volkswagen was compelled to overhaul the "original" 6.75-liter Rolls-Royce/Bentley V8 extensively in 2001. This included a change from the outdated single turbo system to a contemporary twin turbo design, which decreased turbo-lag and increased horsepower output. Power was sent to the rear wheels through a brand-new 6-speed ZF 6HP-32 automatic gearbox.
Bentley claims an acceleration time from 0 to 97 kilometers per hour of 5.6 seconds and a peak speed of 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph), which is marginally quicker than the previous generation and remains impressive for a car of size and weight.
With just 9 miles per US gallon (26 L/100 km; 11 mpg-imp) in the city and 15 miles per US gallon (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg-imp) on the highway, the Bentley Azure is listed by the US Department of Energy as the least fuel-efficient vehicle in its class.
Azure T (2009)
An improved variant of the Azure is the "T." Along with the 255/40 ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires, 8.5J x 20-inch five-spoke, two-piece alloy wheels, "Le Mans" lower front wing air vents, dark-tinted upper and lower grilles, a "jewel" gasoline filler cap made of billet aluminum, and body-colored wing mirror mountings are some of the styling alterations. The Bentley Mark VI served as an inspiration for the external style.
Large display audio head unit with Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot, iPod/USB/3.5 mm AUX interface, and optional 10-speaker, 1,100W audio system called "Naim for Bentley" are all included in the audio system. These days, common equipment includes tire pressure monitoring systems and electronic stability programs.
The twin-turbocharged engine was now capable of producing 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque and 507 PS (373 kW; 500 horsepower). It accelerates from 0 to 97 kilometers per hour in 5.1 seconds, from 100 to 160 in 5.5 seconds, and reaches a peak speed of 288 kilometers per hour (179 mph).
The 2008 LA Auto Show saw the debut of the Azure T.
There was no direct successor to the Azure. But at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Bentley showed a concept vehicle based on the Mulsanne architecture that adhered to the same design principles as the two Azure versions that came before it. Bentley just referred to the idea as the Grand Convertible instead of using the Azure name once again. 
At the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, the Grand Convertible's production model was presented. The Mulsanne platform served as the foundation for the production model, which is 99 mm (3.9 in) shorter owing to the removal of the rear doors. The concept car's hardwood deck was carried over into the actual model; it is said to be the largest piece of wood ever used on a production vehicle. The Bentley internal coachbuilder Mulliner was charged with producing the Grand Convertible, which had a strict 19-unit manufacturing cap.