Rolls-Royce’s upcoming entry-level model, dubbed the RR4, has once again been spotted undergoing testing and this time we are able to bring you close up pictures of the car’s luxurious interior.
Rolls-Royce's upcoming entry-level model, dubbed the RR4, has once again been spotted undergoing testing and this time we are able to bring you close up pictures of the car's luxurious interior.
Expected to be sold under the legendary Silver Ghost nameplate, the new model is based on the recently introduced BMW 7-series but features a slight stretch in overall length to 5.3 meters. Exterior styling is expected to be heavily influenced by the Phantom but it should be sleeker and more modern. Eventually the new sedan will spawn coupe and convertible stablemates which should help to increase Roll-Royce's typically low production volumes.
From the interior pictures it is clear that the brand's traditional English charm hasn't been lost in the German translation. A wide swath of wood trim spans the length of the dash while in the middle resides a large video screen, air vents, and secondary audio controls. Below sits a simplified version of BMW's iDrive which will handle the car's navigation and vehicle settings among other things. Thankfully the end result gives an impression that reminds us more of the Phantom and less of the 7-series which it is based off.
Power is expected to come from either BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 400hp and 450 lb-ft. of torque or a new V12 that will be exclusive to the RR4. If the V12 is given the green light, expect it to slot slightly below the Phantom's 6.75-liter V12. Several other engine options are also being considered including diesel and hybrid power plants.
The new model will be officially unveiled at an auto show later this year, possibly Geneva next month, and it will be priced from $250,000-280,000 in the United States while Europeans can expect to shell out at least €300,000.