2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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$246,500

starting MSRP

2013 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 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Long-wheelbase version available
  • 563-hp, twin-turbo V-12
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Four- or five-seat configurations
  • Rear-opening backseat doors

2013 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 2013
For 2013, Rolls-Royce adds optional leather headlining along with a panoramic sunroof. All Ghosts get a softer center console with more padding and the option of natural grain leather. A new available feature opens the trunk from outside the car with a simple leg movement. 

ExteriorThough 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. The extended-wheelbase edition adds almost 7 inches to the length. 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. 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 HoodThe 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

SafetySafety features include:

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

 

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

My Dream Car Rolls Royce Ghost

Really costly in world but i didn't miss this on my dreams ever try to buy but it is ??? Too cost but it worth for money forever. Always given pride to me while ride this :)

5.0

This one is my fifth Rolls Royce

Extravagant experience for any one to ride this one. I have spent most of my earning to own this car but worth it.

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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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