The 2002 Rolls Royce Park Ward is the perfect car for anyone looking for understated and elegant luxury, packaged a world famous car manufacturer. Rolls Royce will always be synonymous with luxury and opulence, and the Park Ward is no exception. If you have always wanted a top of the range, luxury limousine, and if your pockets are deep enough, then you may want to consider this particular Rolls Royce.
Body Styles: limousine
Engines: 5.4-liter V-12
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Rolls Royce Park Ward
In 2002, which was the last year of production for the Rolls Royce Park Ward, the car remained unchanged.
The Rolls Royce Park Ward is a massive vehicle. It's around 10 inches longer than a Lincoln Town Car, and its doors are considerably wider. It came in a wide choice of exterior colors, and buyers were able to fully customize their purchase. Each Park Ward was hand-finished; they were even polished by hand. The exterior of the Park Ward is likely to have been polished for at least 10 hours in order to achieve that luxurious mirror finish.
The Rolls Royce Park Ward is fitted with a front and rear double-wishbone suspension system, and it has an adaptive hydraulic damping system that helps to keep this massive car from suffering from too much body roll. In addition, the Rolls Royce Park Ward has an automatic right height control which helps to level the headlamps and manages the weight of luggage and passengers.
The lavish interior of the Park Ward includes automatic climate control with a front and rear temperature control, as well as protective filters. The car is fitted with a park distance control system and a navigation system, as well as a six-disc CD changer that comes complete with a remote control to allow the rear passengers to operate it. There are a total of eight speakers. Picnic tables are included in the front seat backs, a luxurious touch you won't find in most cars.
The passenger and driver's seats are heated, and all are four-way powered and fully adjustable. The driver’s seat has memory for four different drivers. The seats are covered in the finest Connolly leather, with bucket seats in the front. The rear seat has a folding armrest in the center, and rear ventilation ducts. There are power mirrors and remote power door locks.
This Rolls Royce has cruise control and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, and the steering wheel has memorized settings. There are front and rear cup holders, and storage on the front seat backs, as well as storage in the front console.
The interior was fully customizable, including a choice of the finest leathers and woods available, as well as Wilton wool carpeting. In addition Rolls Royce is remarkable for being one of the few companies around that will happily create special colors for customers.
Performance & Handling
The 2002 Rolls Royce Park Ward is powered by a 5.4-liter, V-12 engine that produces 322 horsepower. The car is fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission that is made by BMW. The car weighs 5,400 pounds and is rear-wheel drive. In spite of its huge weight, this car is supposed to be able to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hours in just seven seconds. Whether or not it can is debatable, but one thing for sure is that it's hardly the kind of car you buy for its speed.
Safety features for the Rolls Royce Park Ward include headlamps which come on at dusk, and which have an auto delay once the engine is shut off. There are two headrests in the front and two headrests in the back, and all are fully adjustable. The car is fitted with stability control and an electronic brake force distribution system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Rolls Royce Park Ward Base: 11/15 mpg city/highway
- Opulent and luxurious interior
- Standard features
- Huge amount of legroom
- Prestigious British brand
You Won't Like
- The price
- Filling it up at the gas pumps
The Rolls Royce Park Ward is hard to beat.
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