Bentley Boosts Comfort, Sportiness With New Azure, S Models

Bentley is redefining comfort and wellbeing for passengers with a new Azure specification for each and every one of its models.

It’s not quite the Mulliner experience, but the British automaker offers a carefully curated selection of features designed to maximize relaxation. There’s a safety element to it, as well, since stress and fatigue are responsible for a number of distractions behind the wheel and accidents on the road.

To create the Azure range, Bentley consulted with neuroscientists to understand the inter-relationship of colour, texture, tactility and even scent to create an atmosphere of relaxed serenity. Every fabric, sound, motion, colour and touch continuously impacts a passenger's nervous system and the Azure cabin has been tailored accordingly. One example is the choice of open-pore veneers whose softer, satin-like, reflective quality evokes a mood of calm. 

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All Azure models feature the Front Seat Comfort Specification including heated and cooled front seats with up to 22-way adjustability and a massage function with six programmable settings. Another key element is Bentley Dynamic Ride, a 48V active anti-roll control system that enhances ride comfort and limits body roll in corners.

The various driver assistance systems come from the Touring Specification. There’s also Night Vision, which uses infra-red cameras to identify pedestrians, cyclists and wild animals outside the beam of the LED headlights.

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As for the exterior design, Azure models stand out with unique badging, bright chrome trim up front and exclusive 22-inch, 10-spoke wheels. In the case of the Flying Spur, a glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof is included, too.

S is Sporty and Stylish

For customers who demand an extra dose of sportiness and style, Bentley is also introducing new S models that will slot just below the exisiting Speed models.

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Highlights include a new sport exhaust system for a more expressive sound and unique Bentley Dynamic Ride calibration for superior agility. The suspension is anchored by exclusive 22-inch wheels in gloss black.

A dark treatment is applied to the front grilles as well as the headlights and taillights. Inside, S design sports seats provide additional support, while new S embroidery brings contrast to the cabin. Performance-focused graphics for the driver display are another notable feature.

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When it comes to the Continental GT S (coupe and convertible), only the 542-horsepower, 4.0-litre V8 is available, so forget the almighty W12 engine rated at 650 horsepower. However, with the Flying Spur S, customers can choose between the V8 and the plug-in hybrid powertrain (select markets only).

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