Production years: 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.
In 2005, Rolls added to their range a longer Phantom named Phantom EWB - extended wheelbase. The increased wheelbase added 250mm to the rear cabin, offering the rear passengers more space and comfort, without compromising handling and agility.
To build the EWB, Rolls only needed to design a new aluminum roof and back door panels.
The design and the engineering team spent four years to develop the Phantom, and the result was a vehicle that was easily recognisable as a Rolls-Royce from any angle, retaining the traditional design cues.
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):||6.1 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||PAX 265x790 R540 A 111 W|
|Length:||239.5 in (6083 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:||150.4 in (3820 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.2 cuFT (459 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||6051 lbs (2745 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|