The Phantom’s classy surroundings are not at the expense of sound ergonomics. The driver sits at Land Rover Discovery level with masses of head and legroom, although rearward visibility is poor to ensure rear passengers get the required degree of privacy.
The car was styled in England but engineered in Germany by parent company BMW, so you get the best of both worlds. The cabin materials and aroma are pure Rolls, but fit and finish are on an altogether higher level than in days gone by: assembly standards are superb.
The Phantom’s BMW-derived iDrive system includes front-, rear- and top-view cameras and an 8.8in 3D navigation display. It works just like it does in a 1 Series – which might irk some owners – but that’s no bad thing really. The screen is bright and crisp, the menus are clearly laid out and learning how everything works takes no times at all using the central rotary controller.