2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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$246,500

starting MSRP

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-12 power
  • Ride comfort
  • Assertive styling
  • Handsome cabin
  • Technologically competitive

The bad:

  • Limited availability

2 trims

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Our 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New long-wheelbase version for 2012
  • 563-hp, twin-turbo V-12
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Four- or five-seat configurations
  • Rear-opening backseat doors

2012 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 $250,000 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 2012
An extended-wheelbase version of the Ghost is newly available.

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 regular-length Ghost stretches more than 10 inches past most minivans. Exterior features include:

  • 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
  • Retracting Spirit of Ecstasy statuette on the hood
  • Rear-hinged doors can power shut at the touch of a backseat button
  • Front doors have storage nooks with Teflon-coated umbrellas

Interior
Up front, the Ghost’s 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. Interior features include:

  • 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 available
  • Both rows of seats feature leather from cows raised in fields free of barbed wire to minimize imperfections
  • 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 nearly 5,500 pounds, the Ghost weighs nearly as much as some full-size SUVs. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Runs on premium gas

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 3.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Absolutely an Outstanding Phenomenal Automobile

Entering the 2012 Rolls - Royce Ghost from the touch of the door handle to the opening of the door to sitting behind the RR Steering Wheel then closing the soft touch automatic door had put me into The " Lady of Ecstasy " with her wings spread was a complete and utter rush and feeling of I have Frigg'in arrived at the place where I always Dreamed of being roll'in down the road floating in the most Luxurious Automobile I have ever driven and with that in mind my favorite saying was said : " See It...Dream It...Believe It...Take Massive Action On It...and YOU WILL Achieve It..." By: Brent Mann 07/11/2020 Tampa Florida " The 2012 Rolls - Royce Ghost Rocks " Respectfully,Brent Mann " The Estate Consultant "

5.0

Rolls Royce Ghost - Luxury to the max

If you want the most comfortable and luxurious car in the world look no further. The Rolls Royce Ghost is the car. The fit and finish takes the #1 spot by far. There is no better quality of materials elsewhere. The ride, braking, steering and suspension is magic. The best way to describe this car is you are floating on a magic carpet. I am a car lover and have owned many cars. If I could only pick one it would be this car. Since BMW owns Rolls Royce, the repairs bills are normal and the same as any other high end car. They are very expensive to buy new, but a bargain used for what you get. Drive one and you will be sold. You will have no regrets.

5.0

No comparison

The first night I couldn't sleep cause I thought I would be judged, I thought I would be robbed, and I thought i over paid for a car. By night two, after driving it around for about an hour, I felt like the luckiest man cause I get to drive this car (and be married to the most wonderful woman in the world), which makes a Lexus 570 feel like a rough drive, and Bentley feel cheap. If you can afford it, you wont regret it. And its little eaiser to drive than the Phantom.

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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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