Next Bentley Azure convertible to be based on Mulsanne

2011 Bentley Mulsanne

The new Bentley Mulsanne is set to replace the current Arnage as the brand’s flagship sedan. According to Inside Line a replacement for the Azure convertible will also be based on the new giant sedan with big-eyed headlights.

Bentley has made a huge chunk of investment in its Crewe plant to build the Mulsanne, and it only makes sense that the automaker is planning more than one variation to spread the cost of development.

You can expect the new Azure convertible to make its debut around a year after the Mulsanne hits the market. Power will likely come from the same 505-hp 6.8L twin-turbo V8.

Refresher: Power for the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne comes from a 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 making 505-hp with a maximum torque of 752 lb-ft. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Mulsanne can go from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 184 mph. Prices start at $285,000.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line