2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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$246,500

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2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Least expensive Rolls-Royce
  • Assertive styling
  • Handsome cabin
  • Technologically competitive

The bad:

  • Limited availability

1 trim

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Our 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Based on 200EX concept
  • 563-hp, twin-turbo V-12
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Four- or five-seat configurations
  • Rear-opening backseat doors

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Although the Ghost is Rolls-Royce’s smallest and least expensive sedan, the average bystander wouldn’t think it. With a starting price of $245,000 and a twin-turbo V-12 under the hood, it competes with the likes of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, or perhaps a well-accessorized Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

New For 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
Though stately by anyone’s standards, the Ghost’s lines are sleeker than the brand’s larger, more upright Phantom sedan. The size comparisons, of course, are all relative: At 212.6 inches long, the Ghost stretches more than 10 inches past most minivans.

A retracting Spirit of Ecstasy statuette sits on the hood, while the rear-hinged doors can power shut at the touch of a backseat button. The front doors have storage nooks with Teflon-coated umbrellas, and the grille, windshield frame and hood can come finished in lacquered silver paint. Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are available, with self-righting centerpieces that display Rolls-Royce’s double-R logo right-side up no matter the position of the wheel.

Interior
Up front, the dashboard is an imposing array of wood and chrome. There’s an iDrive-like controller that shows the influence of Rolls-Royce owner BMW, but other similarities are few. Technological features include a navigation system with graphics similar to BMW’s latest version of iDrive, a head-up display and a 16-speaker stereo with full USB/iPod integration.

The Ghost’s recessed backseat sits well behind the door openings, meaning many passengers would require a hand to make a graceful exit. Two- and three-seat rear configurations can be ordered. Both rows of seats feature leather from cows raised in fields free of barbed wire to minimize imperfections in the leather. Each car’s wood inlays come from the same tree to ensure consistent coloration as the wood ages.

Under the Hood
The Ghost’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 makes 563 horsepower and 575 pounds-feet of torque. Working through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the engine can propel the car to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, Rolls-Royce says. Other sedans may be quicker, but at 5,445 pounds, the Ghost is only 500 pounds short of many full-size SUVs.

Safety
Antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are all standard. So are front-, side-impact and side curtain airbags.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 3.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

All were the top but as I said Bentley is it

I had two three Bentleys 2000 Convertsble a 205 continental , a 2016 Bentley mulsane and a 3018 rolls Royce cloud , now I just purchased a 2018 continental as I love the bentleys and went back

4.6

Simply gorgeous

This review compares my two cars. I purchased a new 2006 Bentley Continental GT which now has about 23,000 miles. I bought the used 2011 Ghost which had about 3500 miles in May, 2013. It now has about 7500 miles. First, they are beautiful but very different. The fit and finish are comparable. The Bentley has been reliable over the nine years, but, as expected, maintenance is expensive. The Ghost is still under warranty, but I also expect maintenance to be the same cost as the Bentley. But, that is not a criticism,but simply a fact. The wood trim in both is exceptional, but the leather in the Bentley is superior. Sadly, the leather in the Ghost looks like a BMW. The pebbled leather is not even close to the beautiful hides in the Bentley. The ride on the Bentley is composed but firmer than the Ghost. But is that is expected in a car that can reach 196 MPH. The Ghost rides like you would expect. While they are expensive as compared to other cars, they are worth every penny. I plan to own both forever.

4.9

Awesome car ! Don't believe the other 2 reviews

I love this car ! Those other fools who wrote reviews really drive KIA's . The real truth is the car's fit and finnish is fantastic. Just what you would expect from a Rolls .

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Rolls-Royce
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
No limits
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of new-car 4-year/unlimited-mileage warranty plus 12 or 24 months
Powertrain
Remainder of new-car 4-year/unlimited-mileage warranty plus 12 or 24 months.
Dealer certification required
Yes
Roadside assistance
Yes
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