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2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Overview

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author photo by Doug DeMuro July 2016

What's New For 2016?

The 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost is largely unchanged compared to last year's model, save for newly standard power folding mirrors.

What We Like

Beautiful interior; beautiful exterior; strong performance; Rolls-Royce brand cachet

What We Don't

High price compared to rivals; many familiar BMW parts

Overview

The 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost -- or, more appropriately, the Ghost II, to reflect the sedan's recent updates -- is the famous luxury brand's entry-level model. It slots below the luxurious Phantom in Rolls-Royce's growing lineup. A sporty coupe version, dubbed the Wraith, is also available, as is a new 2-door convertible model, called the Dawn.

Under the hood of the Ghost is a 563-horsepower 6.6-liter V12, which is based on the 6.0-liter V12 inside the BMW 760Li. An 8-speed automatic is standard and rear-wheel drive is the only drivetrain. Performance is surprisingly sporty, with Rolls-Royce noting 0-to-60 times in a spry 4.7 seconds.

As for standard features, the Ghost -- in true Rolls-Royce style -- hardly fails to disappoint. The sedan boasts power closing doors, adaptive cruise control, a 16-speaker stereo, a navigation system, leather upholstery and automatic wipers. Options range from a panoramic sunroof and an automatic opening and closing trunk to extra cameras and an additional power package for better performance.

So what does it all cost? The Ghost II starts around $290,000 with shipping -- a huge step up over the 7 Series, the Mercedes S-Class and other rivals. For some shoppers, it's well worth the added expense, but we suspect you'd have to really love the Rolls-Royce brand name to justify the purchase.

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