Bentley has released the Azure range of models, a new specification available for its full five-model lineup, including Bentayga, Bentayga EWB, Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Continental GT Convertible. The Azure trim focuses on rear wheel comfort, featuring a “stress-free” interior and a complete suite of ADAS.
Bentley has collaborated with fitness experts and neurologists to provide its clients with a clean environment where they can “recharge their mental batteries”. In other words, Bentley is fighting stress that, according to recent research, has reached record heights – even among Bentley’s customers. Thus, Azure Trim is marketed as a fitness-centric alternative to performance-based speed trim.
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The first model to receive Azure treatment was the Bentayga EWB flagship, before the trim was extended to all models. Apparently, they are distinguished by Azure badges in the front fender, a new set of 22-inch ten-spoke wheels, a “jewel” filler cap and bright-chrome lower bumper grilles. In addition, the Flying Spar Azure is fitted with a glass panoramic sunroof with a glass front panel, while the Continental GT Azure has a specific panoramic sunroof.
Inside the cabin, we see Azure symbols on illuminated tradeplates, dashboards and seats. More importantly, following the advice of neuroscientists, Bentley’s color and trim designers have created an eye-pleasing quilted upholstery. Buyers can choose from 15 hide colors and many veneers, although Bentley strongly recommends three open-hole veneers: dark walnut, crown-cut walnut and koya.
All models are equipped with front seat comfort specifications that offer 22-way adjustable seats with heating and ventilation functions, six programmable massage settings, adjustable side balusters, electric seatbelt adjustments, and comfortable headrests.
Extremely important for a stress-free environment inside a moving vehicle is the comfort of NVH and ride, an area where Bentley is already excellent. Standard equipment includes the Bentley Dynamic Ride, a state-of-the-art 48V active anti-roll control system that offers a smooth ride. In addition, the touring specification includes the full range of ADAS that makes driving easier, safer and, according to Bentley, less stressful – especially in traffic.
Bentley has not yet announced the price for the Azure variants, but we estimate that it will be higher than the base trim of each model, due to additional features, but less than the top-spec Mullina variants.