October 5, 2015: Rolls-Royce Phantom is likely to come as a complete makeover after 10 years. The re-engineered Phantom will have a ‘more modern’ and sleek appearance with a taller grille and 'informal' C-pillars. These modifications are notable as Phantom has been the same for almost a decade though a slight submissive update with a more edgy front was done few years ago. The car is anticipated to be offered in a standard model along with a long wheelbase model. The only apparent drawback with the new Phantom could be that the newer version might not be available in the Coupe and Convertible variants like the outgoing models. But that does not seem to make a significant difference as the Wraith and Dawn already cater to these specified clientele. This new Phantom is expected to be launched by next year.
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The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a two door coupe series, which is one of the luxurious car available in Indian car market. At present, the company is selling it in four trim levels, which are Coupe, Drophead Coupe, Series II and Extended Wheelbase. This model series is the combination of state of the art technology. It comes with contemporary designed and incorporated with a set of luxury features. All its variants are powered by a 6.7-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 6749cc. It has the capacity of churning out a maximum power of 453bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 720Nm, which is rather good. It is mated with an eight speed automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a decent mileage along with power packed performance. Designed without compromise, the Phantom family is the result of complete creative and engineering freedom. The company has bestowed this car with a reliable braking mechanism and its all wheels are fitted with a set of high performance ventilated disc brakes. The braking system is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. It also has traction control and electronic stability program that adds to the advantage. At the same time, its suspension mechanism is quite proficient and helps in keeping the vehicle well balanced and stable.
Its internal section is designed with dual tone color scheme and complimented by a lot of wood inserts, which gives it a decent appearance. The cabin is bestowed with some advanced features like navigation system with voice recognition, power sunroof, upgraded leather upholstery, rear view camera along with parking sensors and so on. One of the most important feature of this coupe is presence of rear seat DVD entertainment system along with head set and remote control. The company has also given this vehicle 8-disc CD changer along with 26-speaker for premium sound, 18-way power front seats, 16-way power rear seats, heated and cooled cup holders and several other. The advanced air conditioning unit comes with five zone climate controls that adds to the comfort level. Its steering wheel is based on rack and pinion, which makes it easy to maneuver in peak traffic conditions. There are extensive options available through the Rolls-Royce "Bespoke" program through which the factory will create any reasonable option a customer asks for.
On the other hand, it is designed with a large body structure, which is fitted with a number of cosmetics. The front facade looks quite stylish with a well designed headlight cluster and a sleek bonnet at the tip of which, the company logo is neatly embossed. It has a very sleek roof line, while the dynamic contouring of the doors further enhance airflow to the side air intakes. There is a large front windscreen with a pair of intermittent wipers. Whereas, the rear end gets a luminous tail light cluster, which is based on LED lighting pattern. Its elegantly designed side profile comes with a lot of features like a modish set of alloy wheels and external mirrors that are integrated in outside rear view mirrors. It is presently offered in several exciting body paint options for the customers to select from. All these features put together makes it one of the good looking, comfortable and safest in its class.
The company has given this Rolls Royce Phantom model series a sleek and lustrous body line, which has an aerodynamic structure. It is equipped with a number of styling aspects, which makes it look captivating on the roads. To begin with the front fascia, it is designed with with a signature radiator grille, which is embossed with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a well lit headlight cluster, which gives the frontage a distinct look. It comprises of main headlights along with halogen auxiliary main beam lights, cleaning system and automatic dynamic range control. The owners can also opt for the bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper, which houses a large air intake section for cooling the powerful engine. The bumper is accompanied by a black finished protective cladding, which helps in preventing the vehicle from minor damages. The LED daytime running lights are also integrated separately into the clusters above the air intake grilles. The frontage also includes an insignia of the company, which is neatly embossed at the tip of its sleek bonnet. Coming to its side profile, it is designed with neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a modish set of 21 inch alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides a superior grip on any road conditions. The exterior mirrors are fitted to the doors for impressive aerodynamics and low wind noise as well. The rear end is designed in a splendid way, wherein the trendy tail light cluster that blends harmoniously with the overall design.
This coupe in designed with a length of 5834mm along with a total width of 1990mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. Its total height is about 1638mm, which is enough for sufficient head room. The minimum ground clearance of the vehicle is quite decent and it has a large wheelbase of 3570mm. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 13.8 meters.
The interiors of this Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe series are very spectacular and is done up with premium quality leather, which is complimented by lots of wood and chrome inserts. The extra sheen veneers with soft leather upholstery on the seats and high class chrome fittings make the interiors utterly lavish and pleasurable. The thicker rimmed power steering proffers a very comfortable grip to the driver. It also has additional fluid lines on the driver’s seat make it more relaxed and comfy. The Drophead Coupe variant is as luxurious as other models and its convertible roof further accentuates the entire persona of the car. The hood of the car is made of five layers of plush material, which also include cashmere that makes it lusher. Even when the convertible roof is lowered, the car has ample of space for a set of golf clubs in the luggage cubicle. The Extended Wheelbase variant comes with some extra length that provides ample room for all occupants. It is bestowed with individual seats in front and rear cabin, which are incorporated with several innovative aspects like heating, memory and massage function. It also has a three spoke steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons for convenience of its driver. The dashboard has wood finish with central console and the door panels, which emphasizes the exclusiveness of the interiors. Furthermore, there is a lot of chrome treatment, especially on AC vents, door handles and steering wheel, which gives a magnificent look to the cabin. It has four 12V power sockets to connect notebooks, MP3 players, mobile phones and other electric devices. The cabin has a spectacle compartment with LED lighting in the overhead control unit. Apart from these, it also has LED reading lamps in the rear, illuminated vanity mirrors for both driver and front co-passenger, instrument cluster with 31.2 cm TFT color display, an illuminated glove box with ventilation and lockable function.
The automaker is offering all the variants in this model series with several advanced features that certainly provide a fatigue free driving experience. It is all about luxurious seating arrangement and bestowed with several innovative functions for a plush feel while traveling. The cabin is incorporated a five zone automatic climate control unit including separate air vents for all passengers. It helps the vehicle to keep the entire ambiance pleasant irrespective of temperature outside. The cabin is bestowed with an advanced audio unit that features various input options along with twenty six speakers for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin. It supports Aux-in interface, USB port, DVD/CD player. It also has theater configuration that allows them to watch TV or a DVD on two high quality twelve inch screens that fold flat into the backs of the front seats. It is linked to an independent DVD player that allows them to choose their own content. The headphone sockets are also provided so that rear seat passengers could listen to the music or movies without disturbing the front seat passenger and driver. It also has a larger front monitor that gives a clear view of new hard drive based navigation system. The redesigned MMI (multimedia interface) puts everything at fingertips for effortless operation and easy access. The company has given it a leather wrapped steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons for convenience. The automatic cruise control function helps in maintaining a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. This model series is also incorporated with an advanced instrument cluster featuring a color display. It provides informatics like outside temperature, trip computer, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, distance traveled, vehicle speed, gearshift position, tachometer, driver’s seat belt warning and a few other notification lamps for keeping the driver updated. The cabin is incorporated with a power assisted steering column, which is adjustable for height and length that adds to the convenience. Apart from these, it also has rear seat tables, cooled and heated cup holders, rear view camera, outside temperature indicator, navigation system, iPod adapter, universal garage door opener, wireless headphones, power closing doors, power open or close trunk lid and several other sophisticated features.
The car maker has given all its variant a spacious internal cabin and offers ample leg space and head room for every occupants. It comes with front and rear headroom 1047mm and 979mm respectively. Its front leg room is about 1042mm along with a rear of 1104mm. At the same time, it also has front shoulder room of 1509mm, while 1431mm of rear shoulder room. For planning a longer journeys, it has a large fuel tank, which can store about 100 litres of petrol in it. It also has a spacious boot compartment, which can be increased by folding its rear seat.
With the help of an eight speed automatic transmission gear box, this motor allows the vehicle to attain a maximum speed in the range of 240 to 250 Kmph, which is rather incredible for this segment. At the same time, it can cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 5.9 seconds from standstill that is rather thrilling for the occupants sitting inside.
All four variants of this coupe series are fitted with a powerful and dynamic 6.7-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 6749cc. It is integrated with twelve cylinders and provide a power packed performance along with decent acceleration and pick up. This engine has the ability to churn out a whopping power output of 453bhp at 5350rpm in combination with a hammering torque of 720Nm at just 3500rpm, which is rather decent for Indian road and traffic conditions. This powerful and strong engine has been intelligently mated with eight speed automatic transmission gear box, which makes sure that the drive and ride for driver and passengers is smooth and inspiring. This engine makes use of direct fuel injection and is driven by wire design via valvetronic technology.
Its power plant is incorporated with an advanced direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver about 4.7 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. At the same, under standard driving conditions on the bigger roads it gives out 9.5 Kmpl approximately.
This powerful 6.7-litre petrol engine has the ability of churning out a maximum power 453bhp at 5350rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 720Nm at just 3500rpm, which is quite good for Indian road and traffic conditions.
This model series is bestowed with an advanced music system for keeping the passengers entertained throughout their journey. Its audio unit features Aux-in interface, USB port, upgraded DVD/CD player accompanied with 26 speakers that delivers premium sound even to the rear seats. Its theater configuration allows them to watch TV or a DVD on two high quality twelve inch screens that fold flat into the backs of the front seats. It is linked to an independent DVD player that allows them to choose their own content. The backs of the screens can be veneered to match the interior. The headphone sockets are also provided so that rear seat passengers could listen to the music or movies without disturbing the front seat passenger and driver. It also has a larger front monitor that gives a clear view of new hard drive based navigation system. The redesigned MMI puts everything at fingertips for effortless operation and easy access. The company has blessed this luxurious coupe with an advanced camera system, which offers all round views of Phantom. The front/side cameras offer clear views of the road in either direction when you are exiting a junction. The rear and top views make parking and reversing simple and it also has rear camera that has a path prediction setting to guide the driver. The top view shows a 360 degree view of the car from above so we can aware of any potential obstacles in all directions. Apart from these, the buyers can customize the vehicle with various accessories like a choice of alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, illuminated scuff plated, interior color scheme and many other such aspects.
The braking system of this coupe is extremely advanced and assisted by a number of features like anti lock braking system along with emergency brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. All its wheels are fitted with a sturdy set ventilated disc brakes. It is also equipped with an anti slip regulation, which prevents the wheel from spinning under acceleration by reducing engine torque. It also has traction control system to prevent the loss of traction. On the other hand, its front axle is fitted with pneumatic, independent and double wishbone suspension, while the rear axle comprise of pneumatic, independent and multi link type of mechanism. These axles are further accompanied by air springs, which enhances the driving comfort. The company has blessed it with a rack and pinion based steering wheel, which is quite sensitive. This steering wheel comes with variable rate power assistance, which makes it easier to handle even in peak traffic conditions.
The company has given this Rolls-Royce Phantom model series a set of innovative features, which makes it one of the safest vehicle in its class. This car is made of advanced aluminum sub-frame, which is hand welded from over five hundred spare parts. It is incredibly light but strong and is both stiff along with dynamic. Its body structure is combined with state of the art suspension technologies and the smooth power delivery, which creates the air cushioned magic carpet ride that is unique to Rolls Royce. It features an advanced infotainment system that features several informations for keeping the driver updated and gives a stress free driving experience. Apart from these, it also has seat belts for all occupants along with warning notification, a strong and tough body, anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, smart access card entry and so on. It is blessed with eight airbags along with front co-passenger airbag deactivation function that adds to the safety quotient. The airbags including side, curtain, head and neck keeps you unharmed from major injuries in case of any accidents or collisions. In addition to these, it is bestowed with front and rear parking sensors along with small cameras in front bumper combined with side cameras that offers a clear views on the road in either direction. The rear path prediction setting guides reveals the potential obstacles in all direction that makes it quite easy for parking the vehicle even in peak traffic conditions. The electronic engine immobilization device comes with security alarm that safeguards the vehicle from theft and any unauthorized entry. The company has also given this luxurious model series a lot of standard features like reliable braking mechanism, follow me home headlamps, traction control, electronic stability control, centrally mounted fuel tank, impact beams and lots of other aspects as well.
The flared up wheel arches of this model series are fitted with an elegant set of 21-inch alloy wheels, which gives the side profile a sporty appearance. Its front rims are further covered with 255/55 R21 sized tubeless radial tyres. While rear wheels come fitted with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 285/45 R21. It helps the car to provide superior road grip and make the ride smooth as well as steady.
1. Powerful engine with incredible acceleration and pick up.
2. Sleek and lustrous body line adds to its advantage.
3. Available in four different trim levels for the buyers to choose from.
4. Its lavish internal cabin is full of affluent features.
5. There are sixteen exterior paint options to select from.
1. Expensive price tag is a big minus point.
2. Fuel economy is quite less.
3. Lower ground clearance is a big disadvantage.
4. Cost of maintenance and spares are too high.
5. Panoramic sunroof can be given as standard feature.
|Drophead Coupe |
|Series II |
|Extended Wheelbase |