Rolls-Royce presents its Phantom Series II family of cars, the Sedan, Drophead Coupe, and Coupe, at the Geneva Motor Show.
Made up of the Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe, the facelifted Phantom Series II feature significant improvements in design, drivetrain and technology. The Phantom gets a striking new front-end with restyled bumpers and rectangular light apertures, in addition to full LED headlamps as standard, the first for a production car, and which allow for the introduction of new technologies to better control lighting.
Electronically-controlled reflectors, for example, focus headlamp beams in the direction of travel. Known as curve light functionality, it provides greater illumination of the road ahead when cornering. Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe models come with a single piece grille surround, while the Phantom saloon features a new rear bumper incorporating a stainless-steel highlight. Three new wheel options: painted, part-polished, and polished, add to the range of 21-inch wheels, which are the largest fitted as standard to any production car.
New driver assistance technologies and a modern user interface with redesigned multi-media controller have been introduced along with a new, fully updated satellite navigation system. The Phantom's larger 8.8-inch control center display is used to present information, maps and video content, such as that supplied by the front, rear and top-view camera systems. For example, when reverse parking, rear path prediction automatically deploys on the screen. Wood, chrome and leather adorn the interior which also boasts deep, lambswool rugs.
Rear seat passengers get two monitors within veneered picnic tables linked to a multi-media player, and a Harman LOGIC7 surround sound system provides cinematic quality audio. Rolls-Royce's 6.75-liter V12 powerplant is untouched, but is now mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission that sports a new rear differential. 0-60mph is timed at 5.7 seconds, fuel consumption has improved by 10 percent and in turn CO2 emissions fall from 388 to 347g/km.