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For Refined, immensely comfortable and very fast, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is also far more agile than it looks. Fine materials, all put together beautifully.

Against Wind noise at motorway speed is disappointing. Rear-hinged rear doors and styling are controversial, while it's disappointing that you can't adjust the rear seats. Lacks some safety equipment.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon
44 5stars

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is every bit the car that a flagship Rolls should be. It’s sensational to drive and to be in, and is built to the most exacting of standards. A real event.

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There are 2 Rolls-Royce Phantom versions available

Saloon 6.8 V12 4dr £285,200
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 6.8 V12 EWB 4dr £336,700
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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Target Price team says:

Hand built at a facility in Goodwood, England, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is BMW’s take on what the quintessential British luxury car should be. It’s vast and imposing in any of its four bodystyles – saloon, extended-wheelbase saloon, coupe and drop-head cabriolet.

The car is beautifully built from the finest materials available, while Rolls-Royce quirks like coach (rear-hinged) doors, a power-reserve dial in place of a rev-counter and self-levelling badges in the wheels underline the attention to detail.

Shifting all that metal, wood and leather is a 6.8-litre V12 engine, which makes it incredibly fast for a car of this size; you get from 0 to 62mph in a quite incredible six seconds. You’ll enjoy the experience whether you’re sitting in the front or the back, and that’s just what you should get from a Rolls-Royce.

Reader test team says:

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 6.8 V12 4dr

I test drove a Phantom while i had a Maybach 57s on order it is really quiet and whether your doing 30mph or 100mph it feels no different it has big…

Benedict Brooke

4 out of 5 stars

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 6.8 V12 4dr

I've driven the Bentley Flying Spur, and it's good in a big executive German way, but it's got no presence at all. However, the Roller has. I drove a…

michael robertson

5 out of 5 stars

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 6.8 V12 4dr

Fabulous. But this car is better to be a passenger than a driver. The car is large, and when your driving it, it feels larger than it actually is. The…

Roberto Saleen

5 out of 5 stars
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