New Rolls-Royce Phantom coming in 2016 - report

Rolls Royce Phantom Series II facelift
Rolls Royce Phantom Series II facelift

Could be based on the next-generation BMW 7-Series

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has been on the market for a decade so it comes as little surprise that the company is developing an all-new model.

According to Automotive News, the next-generation Phantom will debut in 2016 and be based on the new BMW 7-Series. This could pay huge dividends as the next-generation 7-Series is expected to weigh 204 kg (450 lbs) less than its predecessor thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum.

There's no word on what will power the model, but it won't be all that surprising if the 6.75-liter V12 engine carried over. Regardless of what engine is used, speculation suggests it could be connected to a newly optional all-wheel drive system.

A new Phantom Coupe is expected to debut approximately two years after the sedan and a convertible will likely arrive shortly thereafter.

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hunker7 hunker7
I just love how stupid people can be. When Bentley is based on the same platform VW Phaeton, it is a bad thing and it makes Bentley a bad car, but when RR is based on 7-series, it is all just fine! Idiots.
Aug 15th, 2013 2:23pm
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Valteralves Valteralves
Really like your comment! It is based on the assumption that all people think alike! Which in the end must be true! Is it?!
Aug 16th, 2013 12:28am
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canarycny canarycny
this sounds crazy and has to be un true 300k flagship based off of 80k flagship doesnt add up
Aug 15th, 2013 3:33am
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Valteralves Valteralves
And why is that?? It is only based, it doesn't mean that the Standards aren't up to the game of a 300K flagship - which they need them to be in order to keep up sales. Who cares on what it is based on then. Mercedes is doing it basing the E-coupe with the C-coupe platform and no one is complaining about it. Customers are the one's benefiting from that approach having new technologies on a "lower end" car because of the influence the "higher one" must have!
Aug 15th, 2013 11:25am
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autoficianado autoficianado
Disappointing if true and a blow to the cachet of Rolls Royce. If consumers wouldn't buy a Maybach based on the MB S classe why would they buy the top of the line Rolls Royce Phantom built off the same platform as a BMW 7 series?
Aug 14th, 2013 11:24pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
Consumers don't have to know what platform the car is based on. For the Maybach, it was too obvious.
Aug 15th, 2013 12:07am
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kimbo kimbo
No way it will be based on 7-series. This is what Ghost is for - a cheaper Rolls, based on a more mainstream platform to cut the costs. Phantom is high end car.
Aug 14th, 2013 11:01pm
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