2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Release Date, Review and Specs

 

The new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is powerful and lavish, and is blessed with solid BMW hand-crafted designs and engineering elements that cover every inch of its vast exterior and interior, making it nearly as enjoyable from the driver seat as it is from the backseat. Some of its strengths include infinite customization options, an utterly silent cabin and tranquil ride, an impressive performance, and peerless craftsmanship and materials quality. Its release date should be expected in early 2018.

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Prestigious, stately, and ultra-luxurious are some of the defining attributes you here around every time the Rolls-Royce Phantom passes by. It is perhaps the most customizable machine on the planet. Even without the optional packages and standalone features, the relentlessly impressive craftsmanship which, by the way, is largely done by hand, and extensive use of high-end materials are enough to offer you a high-end luxury and comfort.

And regardless of whether you ponder the lambs-wool floor mats or a cigar humidor in the glove box to be gratuitously ostentatious or gloriously opulent, there is now denying the posh excellence the Phantom can offer. The hush interior and the ride quality make for a memorable driving experience regardless of whether you are driving on asphalt or dirt.

The interior room is plenty and even the 6-foot millionaires will be hard-pressed to find a nicer place to sit while they’re stuck in traffic. It is simply in its own league whether you are looking at performance or luxury.

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It’s difficult to compare it with any other car on the road by nature of its status, but if you feel the need to, there are a handful of rival vehicles worth considering. They include the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2018 Bentley Mulsanne. The latter is somehow sportier and commands the same attention as the Phantom, while the former may seem as a bargain and is an appealing choice though the material quality might be modest relative to the Phantom.

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Offered Trims – Rolls-Royce Phantom

The four/five passenger 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is available in two body styles: ultra-luxury and extended-wheelbase. Only one well-equipped trim level is provided.

Interior Serenity & 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Exterior Changes

Standard features available on the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom include front and rear parking sensors, an electronically adjustable air suspension, a 10-way power front seats, power-closing trunk lid, adaptive and automatic LED headlights, two umbrellas, cashmere and wool headliner, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, and multiple parking and maneuvering cameras.

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Standard electronics include an 8.8-inch display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite and HD radio, voice controls,  multi-function electronics interface, a six-DVD changer, a Harman Kardon Lexico Logic 7 audio system, a navigation system, iPod/USB interface, and a 360-degree camera. Of course more equipment should be expected on its release date.

The only difference between the ultra-luxury and the EWB is the latter’s exclusive features such as reversible foot rests, automatic four-zone climate control, and additional 10-inches of rear legroom.

Pending further additions on its release date, there is a massive list of options available for a vehicle such as the Phantom. The list includes power-adjustable rear seats, a rear bar, a center partition, 12-inch DVD screens, embedded LED lights emulating nighttime stars, trunk-mounted parasols, color combinations, Rolls-Royce Bespoke program, mother of pearl inlays, visible exhaust tips, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel, a sportier suspension, and stiffer antiroll bars, veneer ‘picnic’ tables, a rear bar, a glovebox cigar humidor, and a “rear theatre.”

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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a 6.7L V-12 engine good for 453 hp and 531 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system which then sends the power generated to the rear wheels.

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According to various sources, a time of about 5.7 seconds is required for the base Phantom to get past 60 mph, and about a tenth of a second later for the EWB version.

Regardless of the body style chose, EPA says you should expect a fuel return of 11/19/14 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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Its curb weight is speculated to be around 5,840 lbs.

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Release Date & Price

Industry pundits have recently been quoted saying the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom will probably hit our dealerships sometime in early 2018. As for the window sticker, expect it to go for sale for a starting MSRP of around $407,400. The Phantom Drophead Coupe is rumored to cost $492,000.

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