LIVE FROM EVENT: Rolls Royce Ghost Series II launch in India

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BMW Group owned uber-luxury car brand, Rolls Royce, first showcased its Ghost Series II at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, this new product from Rolls Royce is making way into India with the launch event happening in Mumbai.

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II is a mid-life refreshed version that gets some tweaks over the previous model. The Ghost Series II receives LED DRLs in a new shape, newly designed front and rear bumpers, a larger intake and refreshed turn signal indicators. The traditional Spirit of Ecstasy now tilts slightly forward. The upcoming model will also sport new paint scheme and all new alloy wheel design.

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Mechanically, the Ghost Series II remains similar to the outgoing version. So, the Ghost Series II comes with a 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine that puts out 563 bhp of power and 780 Nm of torque. The V12 is mated to the same 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that was found on the previous model. This ultra-luxury car accelerates from naught to 60 mph in 4.9 sec (0-100 km/h 5.0 sec) and has a governed top speed of 155 mph / 250 kph. Rolls Royce has also equipped the Ghost Series II with new rear axle bearings, revised struts and wheel dampers.

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II will also be available in an extended wheelbase version which will be lengthier than the standard variant. The model is tagged as Rolls Royce Ghost Series II Extended Wheelbase. The Extended Wheelbase is 170mm longer than the standard vehicle. The overall width and height remains the same on this variant.

The car will be officially launched in India in a matter of minutes and we are covering the event live to get all the details as and when they arrive. So stay tuned for all the updates.

11:22AM

Rolls-Royce-Ghost-Series-II-India-Launch-1The new Rolls Royce Ghost Series II ready for unveil.

11:49AM

The launch event begins

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11:56AM

And the car is officially unveiled. The facelifted Ghost Series II is priced at Rs 4.5 Crores (ex-showroom, Mumbai) in India.

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What’s new:

  • Front gets newly designed LED lights
  • Enhance suspension for better ride quality
  • 21-inch wheels come via a special package
  • 10-inch hi-definition screen
  • 18-Speaker bespoke audio
  • Heads up display

Here are some more images explaining the details:

Rolls-Royce-Ghost-Series-II-India-Launch (2)Spirit of Ecstasy now tilts slightly forward

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LED DRLs in a new shape and refreshed turn signal indicators and tail light

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The new front grille

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Newly designed alloy wheels

Technical Specifications:

Engine
Displacement6592cc
TypeV12 48-valves
Stroke88.3mm
Bore89.0mm
Power563 bhp
Torque780 Nm
TransmissionZF 8HP90
Dimensions
Length5399mm (Standard)5569mm (Extended Wheelbase)
Width1948mm
Height1550mm
Wheelbase3295mm (Standard)3465mm (Extended Wheelbase)
Turning Circle14 meters
Boot Space490 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity82.5 litres
Claimed Fuel Consumption
City21.4 litres/100 kms
Highway9.8 litres/100 kms

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