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2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Swapnil Kulshrestha Content Writer Updated on: November 15, 2019


The Ghost is the entry-level sedan in the lavish top-one-percenter lineup for the Rolls-Royce. As you might expect from a manufacturer of such affluence, there is nothing entry-level about it. It is every bit a luxury car for those who expect nothing less than the second-best Rolls-Royce has to offer. The car has a single powertrain option, but it is the limitless customization of the interior and exterior that makes every Ghost unique to its owner. And it is not just about exclusivity, either. A large number of features that make the 300 grand price tag seem well worth it.

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Pros

Enormous Power from the V12

Muffled Cabin

Effortless Ride Quality

Unmatched Interior Quality

Cons

Low Fuel Economy

Less cargo space for its size

What's New?

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll does not carry any significant changes to the year 2019.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$315000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

402 cu.in.

horsepower

563 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

605 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.9/65.4

dimensions

wheelbase

129.7 in.

length

214.8 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

61 in.

curb weight

5368 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

111.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

14 cu ft.

payload capacity

970 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/14/18 mpg

highway range

392.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / unlimited

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Base

Base

power
563 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
14 combined

$315,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $315,000 MSRP (12/14/18) 563 hp @ 5250 rpm, 6.6 L, V-12, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB

EWB

power
563 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
14 combined

$349,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EWB 4dr Sedan (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $349,000 MSRP (12/14/18) 563 hp @ 5250 rpm, 6.6 L, V-12, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge

Black Badge

power
603 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
TBD

$362,725


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Black Badge 4dr Sedan (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $362,725 MSRP TBD 603 hp @ 5250 rpm, 6.6 L, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive TBD

Expert Review


The Ghost inherits all the Rolls Royce traits, with an ultra-luxurious interior, a powerful V12 engine, and a double-wishbone suspension setup, which can simply swallow the toughest of shocks out there. The Ghost is a sedan designed to be experienced from a passenger's standpoint since most of those who buy one usually have a chauffeur to drive them from 5-star hotels to multi-million-dollar business deals. It does its job beautifully, with a lot of space and premium cabin build complete with a finish of leather of your choice.

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2

Though it might be a luxurious road liner, the market does offer some options for those who have more surreal expectations from their automobiles. The Maybach S650 is one such alternative to the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Packing in a more powerful V12 engine, it is an opulent extension of the already-excellent Mercedes-AMG S 65. Bentley is another competitor from the British front and a long-time rival of Rolls-Royce. Its Flying Spur sedan gives the Ghost quite a bit of trouble, starting in at $50,000 less for about the same features and performance.

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Rear Three-Quarter View

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Features

For a starting price of $315,900, it would be quite reasonable to expect a lot of features in the Ghost Series II sedan. Good thing that it is far from disappointing. Starting from under the hood, the Ghost has a 6.6L twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces more than 550 horsepower. The navigation system has a 3-D modeling function and assists the transmission with optimal fear shifts according to the terrain and traffic ahead on the route. The Spirit of Ecstasy symbol adorns the dash and the front grille. The rear seats are made comfortable with multi-level heating, ventilation, and massaging functions. The passengers are also treated with a couple of 9.2-inch screens that work in tandem with the Bespoke Audio System to provide the experience of VIP seats at the Cannes Film Festival in the Ghost's back seats.

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll 

MSRP (SWB)

$315,900

MSRP (LWB)

$349,000

Key Features

Premium Leather Interior

 

19-inch Wheels

 

Adaptive LED Headlights

 

Panoramic Sunroof

 

Satellite-guided Gearbox

 

Interior Air Filtration and Fragrance System

 

Air Suspension

 

10-Way Power-Adjustable Heated, Ventilated and Massaging Seats

 

Night-Vision

 

16-Speaker Bespoke Sound System

 

Rear-Seat Entertainment Screens

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Rolls-Royce offers the Ghost Series II in two different wheelbase options. The decision solely relies on the owner's discretion. The Extended Wheelbase trim gets the back seats more room and an increased length of the trunk. You can get a Chevrolet Camaro for the extra price of the Extended Wheelbase, but if you are able to afford a Ghost Series II, that much money is nothing more than pocket change.

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Engine and Performance

"With 563 horsepower coming from a massive twin-turbo V12, the big sedan gathers speed effortlessly.” - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The core of this sophisticated brute is a 6.75L V12 motor, which is fit for creating an incredible 563bhp along with 605 pound-feet of torque, more than enough for a decent speed along the freeway. The engine of the Ghost is way too refined to even think about evening make the scarcest of clamor. The V12 glides the Ghost from 0-60 mph in around 4.8 seconds. So, the car is really quick if you want it to.

2020 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 engine

The Spirit of Ecstacy, however, applies some high-tech innovation to the Ghost’s transmission. The ride features a satellite-aided gearbox that employs GPS to analyze the road you are on. As a result, the transmission predicts your driving style and your driving needs and carries the shifting duties accordingly.

2020 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 Engine

 

Models

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

MSRP

$315,900

$244,600

$199,900

Engine

6.6L Twin Turbo V12

6.0L Turbocharged W12

6.0L Twin Turbo V12

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

7 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

563 hp

626 hp

621 hp

Torque

605 lb.-ft.

607 lb.-ft.

738 lb.-ft.

The Rolls features the biggest engine of the lot but produces the least power among them all. The Ghost is capable of generating 563 hp along with 605 lb.-ft. of torque. While the transmissions of its competitors might be more sporty, the Ghost's remarkable GPS-guided transmission system. The power delivery is also considerably smoother than the Maybach. For the most part, you can hardly feel the lag that creates an illusion perceptive enough to make you question if the car is actually moving.

Acceleration

The Rolls Royce Ghost is unquestionably an amazing vehicle, however, acceleration definitely does not appear to be its USP. The ride requires 4.8 seconds, to contact the 60 mph mark from an absolute halt, but the catch here is that the Rolls rides are simply not implied for straight-line speeding up.

Models

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes -Benz Maybach S650

0-60 MPH

4.8 seconds

4.2 seconds

4.7 seconds

Quarter Mile

12.7

12.7

13.2

Engine

6.6L Twin Turbo V12

6L Turbocharged W12

6L Twin Turbo V12

As evident from the stats above, the Rolls Royce Ghost ll requires the most time to attain the 60 MPH speed, which is the slowest among all its competitors. However, the same Ghost does not lag behind the Bentley or the Merc in terms of the Quarter-mile timings.

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Performance
While it may be focused on luxury, the Ghost Series II sedan doesn't shy down on performance

Braking

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll features the biggest set of brake calipers. The ride houses a 16.1-inch brake rotor on the front wheels and 15.8-inch towards the rear end. This combination put on a spectacular show, bringing the 5490-pound vehicle from 60 MPH to 0 in a distance of just 107 ft.

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes -Benz Maybach S650

Brake Front (in.)

16.1

15.9

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

15.8

13.2

14.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5490

5456

5296

60-0 MPH (ft.)

107

167

163

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll is considered an ideal chauffer-duty car, but the ride is more than tempting to grab the steering wheel in your own hands. With a massive V12 producing 563 hp, the ride is immense and mighty. The chassis is absolutely flawless and highly-versatile, making the car simple glide on all sorts of roads. The air-sprung suspension is another highlight of this star-studded ride. The suspension is highly sensitive and always maintains a poised ride-height according to the different modes. The double-wishbone suspension structure allows maximized steering precision providing for a stable and tuned ride. 

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Fuel Economy

Well if you are thinking about going for rolls, this is the section which concerns you the most, however, the Ghost Series ll burns some serious dead dinosaurs under its long, enchanting hood. The ride presents you with a city MPG figure of 12 and a highway MPG figure of 19. Combine these and you get 14 MPG, which is going to fall very heavy in your deep-pockets.

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

MPG (City)

12

12

13

MPG (Highway)

19

20

21

MPG (Combined)

14

14

16

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Interior

"The piano black wood trim, dyed leather, and chrome fittings are as good as they get." - Auto Car

Seating and Comfort

It's no-myth that only the luckiest ones get to be inside the cabin of a Rolls, and these lucky few are catered with the world’s finest and most esteemed materials. The ride provides more than enough space to let even the tallest of the adult stretch back leisurely. The driving position for the Ghost is slightly raised and the conventional dashboard displays all the necessary driving information. Every knob and button is wrapped in the utmost premium quality leather, wood, or metal. No matter whether a surface is visible or not, but if it's inside a Rolls, the quality is bound to be plush. 

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 2nd Row 

Another starring of the Ghost’s interior is the star-studded headliner, which replicates a star-lit night. This cluster of stars simulates the look of driving directly under the night’s sky. The stars are made from different size LEDs, however, this highlight happens to be an optional one.

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

Front(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.6/59.4/41.7

38.1/61.6/41.6

42.3/59.7/41.4

Rear(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39/55.8/45.3

38/60.4/42.2

37.9/58.7/40

Infotainment

The Ghost’s infotainment duties are fulfilled by BMW iDrive infotainment, which comes packed inside a 10.25-inch focal touchscreen and a touchpad on the crystal rotary controller. The screen can be hidden away with the push of a button. The infotainment arrangement radiates luxury vibes and is also very practical at the same time. Ghost's infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and comes with an array of driver-assist features.

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 2nd Row

Interior Features

  • Umbrella Holder in the door
  • Champagne Chiller
  • Front Massage Seats
  • Theatre Rear Sitting
  • Compass
  • Skyline Headliner

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 Infotainment

Cargo Volume

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll plainly impresses us with its trunk dimensions. The ride offers the biggest cargo volume in the segment. With a cargo volume of 17.3 cubic feet, the Ghost leads the segment with a huge margin. Still, for how big the car is, its trunk seems quite small. That is not the case with the small-item storage up front in the car. The Rolls-Royce Ghost has the maximum convenience for anything you might have on your person. You can even get a refrigerator to keep that special bottle of Champagne chilled the moment you turn up for that date with a Maxim cover model.

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes -Benz Maybach S650

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

17.3

16.7

12.3

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Exterior

"The Ghost keeps Rolls-Royce’s imperious manner, but hides it behind slightly more bluff edges and not quite as aggrandizing a front grille." - Top Gear

Dimensions and Styling

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 Front Look

The Rolls Royce Ghost is the heaviest and tallest vehicle in the given segment. The entry-level vehicle of the Spirit of Ecstacy carries the orthodox Rolls character with an aggrandizing front grille and buff edges. The Ghost shares bits of its basic structure with the preceding generation BMW 7-series.

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 Exterior

The coach doors, which have been pretty much the Trademark of the company lend a touch of sophistication to the Ghost. The rear-hinged doors sport soft-close feature which makes them move elegantly, and all that at the touch of a button. The wheels of the Ghost house unique floating wheel centers, which makes the RR logo always stay upright, regardless of the rotation. 

2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 Exterior

Model

Rolls Royce Ghost Series ll

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5490

5456

5296

Length (in.)

212.6

208.6

214.7

Width (in.)

76.7

77.8

74.8

Height (in.)

61

58.6

58.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.9

5.6

4.3

Wheelbase (in.)

134.7

120.7

132.5

Track Width (in.) F/R

63.9/65.4

64.7/64.6

64.3/64.2

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Safety

As you might expect, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. That shouldn't be a problem since it packs in most of the advanced safety features that ensure you don't have to fire the chauffeur for totaling your new Royce. Just like a 7-series, the chassis is strong enough to withstand impacts from an anti-tank missile. With a Heads-Up Display and SAS-spec Night Vision, it is next to impossible for the one behind the wheel to have a less than perfect situational awareness.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Night Vision
2019 Rolls Royce Ghost Night Vision

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Side Collision Beams
  • Low Tire Pressure Alerts
  • Back-up Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera
  • Night Vision Assist
  • Rolls Royce Emergency Assist SOS
  • Front and Back Parking Sensors
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Competition

Rolls-Royce Ghost vs Bentley Flying Spur W12 S

Flying B has always been a renowned rival to the Spirit of Ecstacy and following these family traits, the Bentley Flying Spur poses a serious competition to the Rolls Royce Ghost. Priced at $244,600, the ride houses a 6L W12, which churns out a good 626 hp along with 607 lb.-ft. Of torque. These power figures, which happen to be the highest in the segment, catapult the ride from 0-60 MPH in 4.2 seconds, which makes it the fastest offering in the list. 

Bentley Flying Spur

Rolls-Royce Ghost vs Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

Introduce yourself to the least expensive offering of this segment. The Mercedes -Benz Maybach S650, which comes at a price tag of $199,900, happens to be the most reasonable set of wheels to go against the likes of a Rolls Royce Ghost. The ride comes fitted with a 6L V12 engine which bundles 621 hp along with 738b lb.-ft. Of torque. These power figures can make the ride shoot from 0-60 MPH in 4.7 seconds. The ride also offers the best-in-class fuel economy with a combined figure of 16 MPG. 

Mercedes Maybach S650

2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost Final Verdict

The Rolls Royce Ghost is an unquestionable must purchase (on the off chance that you can). Priced at a hefty whole of $315,900 the Ghost can be checked among the most extravagant rides on earth. Despite the fact that it falls behind its rivals in certain aspects, it has its very own arrangement of superpowers. In any case, the Ghost is additionally the most costly choice in its fragment, however, the extravagance remainder legitimizes the sticker price (as observed from a Rolls' aficionados POV). The Ghost isn't just about extravagance but at the same time is an extraordinary performer.