2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Rolls‑Royce Phantom Coupe. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Posh amenities
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Driver-oriented Rolls-Royce

The Bad

  • Price
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

  • 453-hp V-12
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Aluminum space-frame construction
  • Run-flat tires

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Rolls-Royce's Phantom Coupe was introduced for the 2009 model year. It is a highly customizable, hand-built model with high-end build quality and materials.

New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
Rolls designed the Phantom Coupe to look like it was moving even at a standstill. Its exterior can be painted in a dizzying number of colors. The paint process includes five individual coats of paint and lacquer with hand finishing between layers, followed by a five-hour hand polish. Exterior features include:

  • Rear-hinged doors
  • Picnic trunk that lowers to seat two
  • Doors can be remotely closed
  • Stainless-steel and aluminum accents
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Available brushed stainless steel hood and A-pillars

Interior
A maximum of four occupants are surrounded in a hand-built interior covered in real leather, wood and chrome. The 15-speaker Logic 7 sound system includes two subwoofers mounted under the seats and numerous tweeters around the interior. The stereo is controlled through a single dial, and a navigation system with media display can be hidden. When the screen is hidden, an analog clock is displayed. Interior features include:

  • Automatic dual-zone front air conditioning
  • Driver and passenger heated seats
  • Leather dashboard
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum accents
  • Available leather headliner
  • Available Rolls-Royce stitching in head restraints

Under the Hood
The Phantom Coupe uses the same 6.8-liter V-12 engine as the Phantom sedan. C...

Vehicle Overview

Rolls-Royce's Phantom Coupe was introduced for the 2009 model year. It is a highly customizable, hand-built model with high-end build quality and materials.

New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
Rolls designed the Phantom Coupe to look like it was moving even at a standstill. Its exterior can be painted in a dizzying number of colors. The paint process includes five individual coats of paint and lacquer with hand finishing between layers, followed by a five-hour hand polish. Exterior features include:

  • Rear-hinged doors
  • Picnic trunk that lowers to seat two
  • Doors can be remotely closed
  • Stainless-steel and aluminum accents
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Available brushed stainless steel hood and A-pillars

Interior
A maximum of four occupants are surrounded in a hand-built interior covered in real leather, wood and chrome. The 15-speaker Logic 7 sound system includes two subwoofers mounted under the seats and numerous tweeters around the interior. The stereo is controlled through a single dial, and a navigation system with media display can be hidden. When the screen is hidden, an analog clock is displayed. Interior features include:

  • Automatic dual-zone front air conditioning
  • Driver and passenger heated seats
  • Leather dashboard
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum accents
  • Available leather headliner
  • Available Rolls-Royce stitching in head restraints

Under the Hood
The Phantom Coupe uses the same 6.8-liter V-12 engine as the Phantom sedan. Coupes ride on an all-aluminum space frame built by hand and checked by computer to ensure accuracy.

Designed for a dynamic driving experience compared to the sedan, the Coupe features stiffer rear shocks, modified spring rates, larger anti-roll bars and tuned steering for quicker response. Mechanical features include:

  • 453-horsepower, 6.8-liter V-12
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Auto-leveling suspension

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for front and rear rows
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Security system with vehicle tracking

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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    48 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Rolls-Royce

Program Benefits

360-degree pre-delivery inspection and preparation by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars trained technicians. Complimentry standard servicing using genuine Rolls-Royce parts for the term of the warranty.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 years / Unlimited Mileage

    The Rolls-Royce Provenance Certified Pre-Owned protection plan provides up to 2 years coverage past the RRMC New Car Limited Warranty period, inclusive of servicing and 24-hour roadside assistance.
  • Eligibility

    Model Year 2004 and newer

    Vehicles receive a 360-degree inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Phantom Coupe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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