Geneva 2012: Rolls Royce Phantom II

* Face-lifted 2012 Phantom revealed * Visual and technical improvements * Improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions...

Geneva 2012: Rolls Royce Phantom II

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the 2012 Phantom Series II at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Phantom Saloon Series II gains improvements to its drivetrain, interior, connectivity and overall usability across the range.

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The most significant visual changes are found at the front, with new LED headlamps, which Rolls-Royce says has been designed in a familiar theme, lit in a different way.

Rolls-Royce is the first car manufacturer to include full LED headlamps as standard. Restyled bumpers and rectangular light apertures are also new.

Inside, the new Phantom gains a re-designed multimedia control system with 8.8-inch display and front, rear and top-mounted parking cameras.

Rolls-Royce has also installed a new 8-speed automatic gearbox, which helps to reduce overall emissions from 388g/km to 347g/km of CO2, and improves overall fuel economy by 10%.

Dan Alcock