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2012 Geneva motor show - Rolls-Royce unveils the Phantom Series II

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After BMW took over the brand, the original Phantom limousine was released in 2003. It defined the ultra-luxury limo segment and was (and still is!) a segment benchmark. Others have competed in that segment, but the Phantom remains the most popular and sought after one. Over the course of time, they've added a coupe, an extended-wheelbase version and even a drop-top Phantom, which they call the drophead coupe, to the line-up.
The updated Phantom line-up, to be called the series II, will be shown to the world at the Geneva motor show. It receives significant updates, both on the outside and under the hood. The most noticeable of the changes is a completely new front end which now sports all-LED headlamps with corner assist, a new bumper cover and lower air-dam.   The powerful and silent V12 engine that powers the Phantom now gets a new companion in the form of a new 8-speed automatic transmission. This change resulted in better fuel economy as well as a cleaner drive, as fuel consumption is 10 per cent better and CO2 emission numbers fall from 388 g/km for the older drivetrain to 347 g/km on the new car.
Inside, a complete revamp to the info-tainment system is one of the main changes. The 8.8 inch screen now displays 3D maps and the user-interface also receives a slight overhauling. The rest of the interior can be built however you want it to be, in true Rolls-Royce style, and we're glad that doesn't change.