Rolls-Royce Phantom Review – Research New & Used Rolls-Royce Phantom Models | Edmunds

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For decades to the current-generation Phantom, Rolls-Royces often perceived as being more than beautiful luxury barges with all the innovation and dynamic excitement of the Mary. So to say there was some surrounding the introduction of the Rolls-Royce would be like saying TV occasionally resorts to fabrication ratings are at stake.

When company BMW first announced in the 1990s that it would be a completely new Rolls-Royce to paying on January 1, 2003, most wrote it off as the kind of posturing typically accompanies a corporate After all, BMW didn’t own the Rolls-Royce brand yet. It be four-and-a-half years before the automaker acquired the rights to the storied brand, but the target was met, and the first all-new in nearly 40 years left the Rolls-Royce plant at Goodwood in Sussex, England.

Unlike so many of its predecessors, beautifully crafted and elegant sedan lives up to the lofty of a vehicle adorned with the Spirit of Ecstasy. While a could be made for one of its few rivals, no automobile boasts the unique grandiose dimensions and sterling of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Current Rolls-Royce Phantom

the ties to BMW, the Phantom is a true Rolls-Royce. At more 19 feet long, a regular-wheelbase surpasses a 7 Series by more 2 feet in total length, and it can swallow a Mini between its and rear axles. Producing a of such size that also flex and bend every road imperfection for a unique structure.

In the Phantom’s that structure is an aluminum frame that is both and stiffer than conventional

While the ultraluxury competition may more high-tech gizmos and a sense of the contemporary, the Rolls-Royce features an undeniable old-world and much-larger-than-life presence. From its hood ornament to its nearly expanse, the Phantom commands like few other automobiles. And if isn’t sufficient, an extended-wheelbase model is available with 10 additional inches of overall and rear-seat legroom.

The Phantom is powered by a 6.7-liter V12 453 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. is sent to the rear wheels a six-speed automatic transmission. In of a curb weight approaching 3 going from zero to 60 mph just 5.7 seconds.

Behind the wheels are superbly powerful an air suspension and automatically adjustable

The inside of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is nicer than might be with more leather and matching pieces of wood you’ll find on a herd of lost in Sequoia National Numerous customization options ample opportunity to tailor luxurious environment to one’s bespoke specifications.

For those who actually drive Phantoms, the instrument panel is cleanly, with classic and simple audio and climate More complex functions are by an iDrive-like interface with a controller hiding inside the console. The rear seat lots of stretching-out room, of and the prominent C-pillars conceal the VIPs while the rear-hinged doors provide them proper ingress and egress.

Once underway, the large but three-spoke steering wheel light in your hands, yet good feedback, allowing the big to change direction with so long as you’re traveling at a pace. Power from the V12 is and the engine makes very noise even under throttle. The ride is superb, up huge potholes and minor imperfections with equal

There is some wind around the A-pillars at speed, but minimal and likely evident because there’s practically no noise to be heard.

Past Phantom Models

The Phantom was an model for Rolls-Royce in 2004. some found it a bit garish, high-tech features and easy-to-use controls, we praised it for its decadent accommodations, unmistakable styling and drivability for its size.

A standard power sunroof and boot lid were added in and the following year, the Phantom Bluetooth connectivity and exterior cameras that displayed images through the main LCD to aid in parking. The long-wheelbase EWB model for the 2007 model year.

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