A facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom range – comprising the Phantom, Phantom Coupé and Phantom Drophead Coupe – has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
The biggest mechanical change is the introduction of a new eight-speed automatic gearbox. This boosts fuel efficiency from 15.3mpg to 17.0mpg and drops CO2 emissions from 388g/km to 347g/km. The 0-62mph time stays at 5.7 seconds courtesy of the 453bhp 6.75-litre V12.
LED headlamps are now standard, using curve lighting – an adaptive function that alters the amount of light being projected relative to the Phantom’s speed. There are new bumpers front and rear, with rectangular instead of round foglamps at the front, and larger intakes in the front apron.
Inside the Phantom there’s a new 8.8-inch widescreen display and new iDrive controller to access the uprated sat-nav with 3D images. The display also offers eight chrome home keys, making key features that are more frequently used easier to find. There are also front, rear and top-view cameras to help when parking.
Rolls-Royce sold more cars in 2011 than in any other year in its 107-year history, and expects the Series II to continue that momentum. The Phantom goes on sale at Geneva, with prices from £285,000 for the limousine.