Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has introduced the new Phantom Extended Wheelbase at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China. The launch in Beijing follows last year’s global debut for Ghost Extended Wheelbase in Shanghai and completes the Phantom Series II family, following the debuts of Phantom Saloon, Phantom Coupé and Phantom Drophead Coupé at the Geneva motor show in March.
Encapsulating the changes that lie beneath is a striking new front-end design, complete with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures. Fully-LED headlamps as standard deliver a characteristic whiter light, and encompass technologies that automatically change the shape and direction of light beams according to road orientation and in response to different driving conditions.
The luxury car has been updated with new LED lighting and curve light functionality at the front. Rolls-Royce is the first to include full LED headlamps as standard on a production car.
Inside the cabin of the new Phantom Extended Wheelbase Series II, there is a re-designed multi-media controller. The new satellite navigation system has been fully updated with functions that include 3D maps with landscape topography, guided tours and enhanced points of interest, as well as composite route planning.
Information, maps and video content are presented on Phantom’s larger 8.8 inch control center display. Front, rear and top-view camera systems ease of manoeuvring. When reverse parking, for example, rear path prediction automatically deploys on the screen.
A new eight-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential are linked to a V12 direct injection engine. Fuel consumption improves by ten per cent on the combined cycle.