BMW owned luxury British car maker, Rolls Royce has recently launched the Phantom Series II luxury saloon in India. The company has launched the car in 2 variants, the standard wheelbase version of the Phantom Series II is priced at 4.5 crore and the extended wheelbase version of the Phantom Series II 5.10 crore (both are ex-showroom prices, Mumbai). This car will be shipped into India through the completely built unit(CBU) route.
Globally Phantom Series II was first revealed at the Geneva Motor show 2012 and since then it has been appreciated for its exclusive design, high class technology and superior features. Rolls Royce has undoubtedly one of the most luxurious car brands in the world. In India, this brand was the favorites for the Indian Maharajas. In 2005, Rolls Royce came back to India with a bang. In the India portfolio of Rolls-Royce, the best one is the 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental ‘All-Weather Convertible’ custom-built for the Maharaja of Rajkot.
Coming back to the Phantom Series II, the changes in the car have been more cosmetic, keeping the 6.75-litre V12 engine the same but with a difference in the transmission. Earlier Phantom Series used the 6-speed transmission which now has been replaced by BMW’s 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox. With this, the fuel consumption improves by 10%. Other styling changes on the Series II include restyled bumpers and rectangular light apertures.
The Phantom Series II is the first production car to adopt full LED headlamps as standard. The adaptive headlamps modify the light intensity according to the driving speed of the car. Also there are plenty of advanced features on the inside, you would see modern user interface with a re-designed multi-media controllers. The full updated satellite navigation system would enhance your driving experience here. The 8.8 inches of display screen is coupled with eight programmable key functions. You would also see cameras for the top, rear and front to make the parking easier.
In 2011 Rolls-Royce saw the highest annual sales in their 108 year history with 3,538 cars being sold worldwide. This is the highest numbers the company has recorded since 1978.
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