Production years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Drawing inspiration from the company’s heritage, the Rolls Royce Phantom unveiled in 2003 was the first model produced under BMW’s ownership.
The design and the engineering team spent four years to develop the new Phantom, and the result was a vehicle that was easily recognisable as a Rolls-Royce from any angle.
Retaining the traditional design cues, the 2003 Phantom was built on a unique platform, with a body made mostly of aluminum.
The Rolls Royce factory located in Goodwood, West Sussex, used only 3 robots to produce the Phantom, while the final assembly was done by hand, including the body, the paint, the wood and the leather work, according to the customer’s individual specification.
Hand-assembled by the Rolls-Royce technicians, the heart of the new Phantom was a naturally aspirated 6.75-liter V12 engine. The unit was mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and developed a massive 720 pound-feet of torque, with the luxurious Phantom reaching 100 kph in around 5.7 seconds.
Inside, simplicity defined the Phantom’s interior. The rarely used controls were kept out of sight and even the multimedia screen was hidden behind a revolving panel placed in the center of the dashboard. The most advanced technology available was combined with traditional hand-craftmanship, offering an unique and luxurious feel.
The rear cabin was equipped with picnic tables and 12-inch monitors linked to a six-DVD changer, besides allowing to view digital television.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.75 V12 6AT (460 HP)
|Power:||338 KW @ 5350 RPM|
460 HP @ 5350 RPM
453 BHP @ 5350 RPM
|Torque:||531 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM|
720 Nm @ 3500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||149 mph (240 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||5.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||PAX 265x790 R540 A 111 W|
|Length:||229.7 in (5834 mm)|
|Width:||78.3 in (1989 mm)|
|Height:||64.3 in (1633 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||66.3/65.7 in (1,684/1,669 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||140.6 in (3571 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.2 cuFT (459 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5666 lbs (2570 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6680 lbs (3030 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||9.6 mpg US (24.5 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||14.8 mpg US (15.9 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||385 g/km|