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2005 Rolls Royce Phantom

  • 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      453/531
    • ENGINE
      6.7L V12
    • MSRP
      $328,750
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2005 Rolls Royce Phantom Review

An eye-catching machine with a mean face and even meaner performance.

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Overview

The 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom is an impressive vehicle with even more impressive interior fittings that appeal to a techno-savvy owner. It has an eye-catching body design with the front signature grille making a statement on its own merit. It causes people to stop and marvel. The Phantom features a lot of German technology and shares engineering with BMW.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 7.0-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Rolls-Royce Phantom

What's New

The 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom continues its manufacturing tradition as a luxury vehicle, and the specs of each release are guided by the selection of the potential owner, and thus each vehicle could be considered new. The base uses a six-speed automatic transmission and comes fitted with a more powerful 6.8-liter V-12, emitting 453 horsepower. The run-flat tires make an addition to an already impressive vehicle.

Exterior

The signature chrome grille of the 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom continues to grab attention, and the construction of the aluminum Phantom frame reflects BMW technology to produce a lightweight vehicle with high performance and stability. It runs on 20-inch alloy wheels, R20 tires with run-flat technology, and includes a rear window defogger. This sizeable car stands at 78.3 inches wide, 64.3 inches tall, and 229.7 inches long, settling on a 140.6-inch wheelbase with a 16.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Interior

The 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom includes appealing convenience features such as front and rear parking sensors that enable the driver to back safely into parking spaces, and driver and passenger seats fitted with multi-level heating to keep the occupants warm or cool. The driver and front-passenger seats offer height adjustment, and the interior comes covered in a fair amount of leather such as on the steering wheel, on the center console, on the dashboard, and on the window trim. The Phantom features fine wood trim on the center console, doors, and dashboard. Other convenience features include reading lights in the front and rear, and both the driver and passenger have an illuminating vanity mirror. Power features include remote-operated power door locks and power steering fitted on a tilt-adjustable and speed-proportional steering wheel with audio and transmission controls mounted on it.

For storage spaces, the 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom comes with a folding center armrest, a front console, door pockets in the front and the rear, cup holders in the front and rear, and an overhead console. For entertainment, it has an AM/FM radio with a dashboard-fitted single CD player with video capability and a CD-controller and CD-changer in the dashboard compartment. Fifteen speakers and two subwoofers support the entertainment system, and it comes with an audio and video remote control. The audio-controlled navigation system has a DVD-based display and also comes fitted with a hands-free phone.

The Phantom offers 40.2 inches of headroom, 40.5 inches of legroom, and 59.4 inches of shoulder room in the front. In the rear, passengers get 38.5 inches of headroom, 37.3 inches of legroom, and 56.3 inches of shoulder room.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom uses a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission with rear drive and a base 6.8-liter V-12, emitting 453 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. The suspension system sports a four-wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front suspension, and multi-link rear suspension. For better safety and handling, the Phantom includes four-wheel ABS, emergency braking assist technology, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes.

Safety

Additional safety features include stability and traction control technology and electronic brake force distribution. The post-collision safety technology in the 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom includes head airbags for all occupants, side-mounted airbags to protect occupants from side impacts. Adjustable headrests improve safety in the front for each of the seats, and all the seats include a head restraint whiplash protection system to protect passengers from whiplash in the event of an impact. It comes with xenon HID headlamps, which have auto delay-off, dusk-sensing, and self-leveling technology.

EPA Fuel Economy

Rolls Royce Phantom: 12/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Easy-to-clean upholstery
  • BMW safety and performance technology
  • Spacious interior
  • Run-flat tires

You Won't Like

  • Large body size cumbersome in tight spaces

Sum Up

An eye-catching machine with a mean face and even meaner performance.

If You Like This Vehicle

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  • BMW 7 Series
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