2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Rolls‑Royce Phantom VI. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    14 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    453-hp, 6.8-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Posh amenities
  • Vast backseat space
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags

The Bad

  • Price
  • Mammoth dimensions
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

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

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VI is an ultra-luxury V-12-powered sedan available in regular- and long-wheelbase body styles. This posh vehicle blends British heritage with German components and technology, as the Rolls-Royce brand is owned by BMW. The Phantom competes with the Bentley Mulsanne and Maybach Type 57. The long-wheelbase model competes with the Maybach Type 62. The Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe (convertible) are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2011
Rolls-Royce marks the centennial of its Spirit of Ecstasy "flying lady" hood ornament with the Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection, 100 Phantom models that can be ordered with exclusive exterior colors and trim, wood veneers and interior trim, and come with commemorative plaques.

Exterior
The Phantom has a long hood with a short front overhang and long rear overhang. The traditionally styled front features an upright face with recessed, rectangular headlamps and prominently displayed fog lamps. The regular Phantom has a 140.6-inch wheelbase and 229.9-inch overall length, and the extended model's dimensions are 150.4 inches for the wheelbase and 239.8 inches overall. Exterior features include:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual stainless steel exhaust
  • Sunroof
  • Electrically heated front windshield
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-leveling headlamps
  • Rear-hinged rear doors
  • Synchronized wheel centers keep the Rolls-Royce badges on all four wheels upright at all times

Interi...

Vehicle Overview

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VI is an ultra-luxury V-12-powered sedan available in regular- and long-wheelbase body styles. This posh vehicle blends British heritage with German components and technology, as the Rolls-Royce brand is owned by BMW. The Phantom competes with the Bentley Mulsanne and Maybach Type 57. The long-wheelbase model competes with the Maybach Type 62. The Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe (convertible) are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2011
Rolls-Royce marks the centennial of its Spirit of Ecstasy "flying lady" hood ornament with the Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection, 100 Phantom models that can be ordered with exclusive exterior colors and trim, wood veneers and interior trim, and come with commemorative plaques.

Exterior
The Phantom has a long hood with a short front overhang and long rear overhang. The traditionally styled front features an upright face with recessed, rectangular headlamps and prominently displayed fog lamps. The regular Phantom has a 140.6-inch wheelbase and 229.9-inch overall length, and the extended model's dimensions are 150.4 inches for the wheelbase and 239.8 inches overall. Exterior features include:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual stainless steel exhaust
  • Sunroof
  • Electrically heated front windshield
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-leveling headlamps
  • Rear-hinged rear doors
  • Synchronized wheel centers keep the Rolls-Royce badges on all four wheels upright at all times

Interior
The Phantom can comfortably seat five, or four if the optional rear bucket seats are chosen. To aid in safety, privacy and social interaction, backseat occupants sit far back in lounge-shaped seats alongside the rear pillars rather than next to the doors. Rear passengers can enjoy handcrafted folding tables and an available video system. Interior features include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats and dash
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Genuine wood trim
  • 15-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Automatic dual climate control
  • Heated front seats (heated rear seats optional)
  • Refrigerated compartment in glove box

Under the Hood
The Phantom packs a V-12 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Although it's no lightweight at more than 5,500 pounds, Rolls-Royce says the Phantom can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Mechanical features include:

  • 453-horsepower, 6.8-liter V-12 with 531 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Run-flat tires

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Break-resistant glass

 


Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(3.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Alright car! NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

by RR Owner from Staten Island, NY on May 5, 2012

I bought a Rolls from a local owner and it turned out as a beautiful experience...7 months later it started giving me trouble! Brake fluid pump went bad, power steering was making a wierd noise, the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Rolls Royce beast car if youve got the wallet

by Drop Head Coupe on January 6, 2012

this cars preformance is sick since it is a luxery sedan and the interior is as if i died and went to heaven also its a superior car have you ever seen such innovation for this cars body style Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI currently has 0 recalls

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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 VI 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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