Facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom has been spied in winter testing
4 March 2012

The facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom has been spied in winter testing ahead of its expected launch at the Geneva motor show.

The revised car gets small detail changes to the grille and headlights, which now feature LED technology.

See spy pictures of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Under the bonnet, the car retains its 6.8-litre V12, but the powerplant is now mated to a new eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

It also gets revised electronics to replace the previous-generation BMW 7-series components, which could lead to a slight increase in power (from 453bhp) and efficiency.

The new version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom also benefits from an overhauled sat-nav and multimedia system.

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DKW

25 January 2012

[quote Autocar]The new version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom also benefits from an overhauled sat-nav and multimedia system.[/quote] For a nine year old model the Phantom has aged well, with the exception of the out of date sat-nav and I-Drive, so this is good news. Perhaps it will help them claw a few sales back from the all-conquering Maybach. Joking aside it's good to see them keeping the grand dame up to date, after four decades of resting on laurels. Testing a Phantom Coupe - some poor sods got to do it ...

25 January 2012

Rolls-Royce showing Maybach how it should be done.

GD

25 January 2012

I'm a little confused. The car photographed is a two door rather than conventional four door Phantom - what is it?

GB

25 January 2012

[quote GD]I'm a little confused. The car photographed is a two door rather than conventional four door Phantom - what is it?[/quote]

The Phantom is available as a standard wheelbase saloon, extended wheelbase limousine, 2 door coupé and a convertible.

31 January 2012

[quote DKW]For a nine year old model the Phantom has aged well[/quote] Spend 5 mins looking at nothing but pictures of the Ghost, then open a photo of a Phantom and you will realise just how much the Phantom has dated. I noticed this purely by accident.

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