2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith

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


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


Rolls-Royce is known for its offerings of large, conservative luxury cars. The new Wraith was introduced in 2014, which basically was the coupe version of their Rolls-Royce Ghost. The 2019 Wraith is quite different from the earlier Wraiths, with more focus on driving dynamics and performance. It steps in a new direction to attract a younger demographic. That being said, the luxury aspect iconic to every Rolls-Royce is not left out. The car can still be as luxurious as a five-star presidential suite on four wheels.

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Pros

Immensely powerful V12 engine

Limitless customization options

Outstanding build quality and premium interior finish

Quite agile for its size and weight

Cons

Low-storage trunk considering the overall size

No advanced safety options like AEB and blind-spot monitoring available

What's New?

New Black Badge and Adamas collections added as part of customization


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$327000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

402 cu.in.

horsepower

624 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

605 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/active anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.9/65.7

dimensions

wheelbase

122.5 in.

length

207.9 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

59.3 in.

curb weight

5380 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

111.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

770 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/14/2018 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / unlimited

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith in Dark Emerald Metallic color  2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith in Anthracite color
Dark Emerald Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Base

Base

power
624 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
14 combined

$327,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $327,000 MSRP (12/14/18) 624 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.6 L, V-12, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge

Black Badge

power
624 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
TBD

$375,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Black Badge 2dr Coupe (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $375,200 MSRP TBD 624 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.6 L, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

Expert Review


The Rolls-Royce Wraith bears remarkable similarities with the BMW 7 series in a way that it uses similar hardware for their infotainment system. That really should be no surprise as the frame of the Wraith is a modified 760. However, the V12 engine is tuned to produce more than 600 horsepower, something a Bimmer luxury sedan can only dream about. With a large pool of customizations for both the interior and exterior of the car, the basic price tag of $320,500 is far lower than the actually finished car delivered to you.

The price tag grants a certain exclusivity to Rolls-Royce customers. Still, there are a few cars out there that wouldn't cost as much yet still cater to any of the standards as the Wraith. The Bentley Continental GT offers a tad bit less opulence with a great margin for cost. On the other hand, the Mercedes AMG S 63 offers a more exhilarating experience from behind the wheel without sacrificing much comfort.

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

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Features

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe, that comes with rear-wheel-drive and 8-speed automatic transmission, is a single, all-inclusive package. There’s another style of the Wraith, the Black Badge Wraith 2 door coupe, but that only offers minor transmission tuning which turns up the torque a bit and slightly tweaked suspension for a sportier driving experience.

Trim

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

MSRP RWD

$320,500

Features

Spirit of Ecstasy Inlay Monitor lid

 

Bespoke order treadplates

 

Bespoke Interior Embroidery

 

10-way power-adjustable heated, ventilated and massaging seats

 

Commission Collection Exterior Paint

 

21-inch 10-spoke Fully Polished Wheels

 

Satellite-Controlled Transmission

 

Adaptive Air Suspension

We Recommend

There's hardly anything to choose from while opting to buy the 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith as there aren't multiple trims available in the market. However, there'ss a huge variety of customization options to choose from. Apart from features that come as standard, the paint job, interior design elements, and starlit roof can be made to suit your taste.

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Engine and Performance

Press the dashboard-mounted starter button and the Wraith’s twin-turbo V12 engine stirs into life so smoothly and quietly you’ll barely notice.” - What Car

Engine and Transmission

Under the hood of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith lies a massive 6.6-liter turbocharged V-12 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This exciting V-12 makes the Wraith the driver’s Rolls-Royce, while others are still intended to be driven by your chauffeur. It is the closest thing to a sports car that Rolls-Royce has ever tried to make. With 624 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque in your control, you can very well close down the local racetrack to fully enjoy a weekend.

Models

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

MSRP

$320,500

$253,550

$236,100

Engine

6.6-liter V-12 premium

6.0-liter V-12 premium

6.0-liter W12

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD

7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

624 hp @ 5,600 rpm

621 hp @ 4,800 rpm

626 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

605 lb.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

738 lb.-ft. @ 2,300 rpm

664 lb.-ft. @ 1,350 rpm

Acceleration

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith gets off the line with ease while maintaining a stately feel, but the experts are yet to review how fast it actually is. However, previous-generation Wraiths have clocked speeds of 0-60 mph in a little over 4 seconds, while pulling through a quarter-mile in just 12.5 seconds. So, the modern-day Wraiths should be just as quick as they have the same turbocharged V-12 that makes 624 hp and 605 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

0-60

4.1 sec

3.9 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

12.0 sec

11.8 sec

Engine

6.6

6.0

6.0

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

12.6

11.0

10.4

Braking

All four wheels of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith come equipped with disc brakes, no surprises there. The Wraith is a big car that requires equally big brakes to get it to reach a standstill. With ABS on board, the driver can go hard on the brakes in situations that ask for it. However, the brake pedal does feel mushy at times and that puts a slight barrier between the driver and all the fun they want to have.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Brake front

(in.)

14.7

13.2

16.5

Brake Rear

(in.)

14.6

11.8

15.0

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

5380

4553

4947

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

NA

NA

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith, with it’s 624 hp version of the Ghost’s V-12 and a shorter wheelbase, is more nimble and much quicker than any of the sedans belonging to this family of luxury cars. The chunky steering wheel is lightly weighted and feels focused at all times.

The air suspensions on the Wraith perform more than adequately even while taking on dramatic bumps, but it would be a wise man’s guess not to take this giant on four wheels even moderately too quickly around a corner. The amount of body roll is still very contained, yet one feels the precise weight of the car as they dip in and out of corners.

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Fuel Economy

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith fairs equally well with the rest of the competition when it comes to mileage. Despite its heavy weight and massive proportions, the Wraith returns better average than its closest competitors. It is best suited for long drives on the highway. The sat-nav system linked to the transmission reads the road ahead. This helps in avoiding unnecessary shifts which helps with better fuel economy even while riding around in the city.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

MPG (city)

12

19

12

MPG (highway)

18

28

20

MPG (combined)

14

22

14

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Interior

Fine woods, leather and metal covers just about every surface, and the BMW tech beneath it all - the wraith is based upon the Ghost, which itself is based upon the last-generation 7 series - is largely well hidden.- Top Gear

Seating and Comfort

Pop open the rear-hinged door on the Wraith and it welcomes you to the typical Rolls-Royce experience. The quality of materials used on the inside is just as exceptional as in any other Rolls. Only the finest quality wood and leather cover nearly all the visible surfaces. There’s plenty of chrome to go around on knobs and handles which adds to the whole feeling of luxury and extravagance.

The infotainment system is the same as in the BMW 7 series, which makes it all very easy to use. The low and wide window lines offer decent visibility, but it’s a bit of a chore locating those kerbs and low-lying obstacles. This is where the side facing cameras come in handy.

The seats are well cushioned and provide sufficient angular support. There’s also the availability of ventilated seats on offer as options. All this, along with the four-zone climate control, and air suspensions ensure that every ride is as indulging as can be.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Passenger Capacity

4

5

5

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

39.4/59.0/41.5

42.1/59.7/41.4

40.1/NA/41.9

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

37.0/54.7/36.9

39.2/59.1/43.0

33.7/NA/41.9

Cargo Volume

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith is not just big on performance and luxury. It is just as big in the rear as well. It offers best in class boot space. Also, there’s enough space on the inside to place all your important things safely and securely.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

16.6

12.3

12.6

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Exterior

The Rolls-Royce wraith is a stylish, modern luxury coupe that was developed to attract a younger demographic to the Rolls lineup.- Motortrend

Dimension and Weight

Weighing at well over 5,000 lbs, the Wraith is closer in size to a Victorian semi than an Audi TT. The Wraith is based on the same platform as that of the Ghost luxury car, but has a shorter wheelbase and a wider rear axle. These help it become more agile despite all that weight.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5380

4553

4947

Length (in.)

208.1

206.9

190.9

Width (in.)

76.7

NA

77.4

Height (in.)

59.3

58.8

55.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.5

5.0

5.6

Wheelbase (in.)

122.5

124.6

112.2

Track Width (in.) F/R

63.9/65.7

63.9/54.5

65.8/65.5

Design and Styling

The Rolls-Royce Wraith, with its massive chrome front grille and the ever so timeless Spirit of Ecstasy, has plenty of appeal and street presence. It is way more comfortable and offers much better refinement than some of the similarly priced exotica, like the Ferrari F12.

The Wraith is loaded with luxuries like any other Rolls. Still, with additional investments, one has the option to adorn the headline with thousands of fibre-optics that make it look light stars in the night sky. Also, the Wraith offers one of the most powerful stereo systems one can experience in a luxury car of this standard.

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Safety

Safety is key with the Rolls-Royce Wraith just like they should be in any car that costs as much as this one. Still, you don't get Advanced Emergency Braking or Blind-Spot Assist. You can forget any crash test scores as no suit is willing to put this magnificent piece of art through a wall just to get some ratings. Nevertheless, you are well protected inside the cabin from any calamity that may befall the Wraith.

Safety Features

  • Air bag-frontal-driver
  • Air bag-frontal-passenger
  • Air bag-side body-front
  • Air bag-side body-rear
  • Four-Wheel ABS
  • Daytime running lights
  • Traction control
  • Night Vision
  • Rollover protection bars
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Stability control
  • Back-up camera
  • Parking aid
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rolls-Royce assist emergency SOS

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Competition

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs Bentley Continental GT Speed

Both the cars, the Wraith and the Continental GT, derive their power from turbocharged V-12 engines. However, the Bentley is just a little faster than the Rolls-Royce even though it makes about 615 hp as compared to the Wraith’s 624 hp. The Rolls-Royce does, however, offer a much more powerful and indulging infotainment system. Also, the overall ride quality is slightly better in the Rolls as the cabin is much quieter than that in the Bentley.

2019 Roll-Royce Wraith vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG S63

There’s no doubt that the Mercedes would at first appear to be the more logical choice for purchase considering the price and the fuel economy as compared to that of the Rolls, but one has to remember that the Rolls offers the kind of luxury and road presence like no other. Even the centre caps on the wheels of the Wraith are weighted in a way which makes sure that the manufacturer's logo stays upright at all times, also while the wheels are rotating.

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Final Verdict

The teardrop design of the rear section of the Wraith which tapers off towards the end has been a little controversial, but it’s every bit as unique and wonderful as any other Rolls out there. The Wraith has fallen a bit behind the new generation Phantom and Cullinan when it comes to tech, but at a price tag of over $300,000, objectivity takes a back seat, and quite comfortably so in the Wraith. It is every bit as luxurious and indulging and extravagant as any Rolls-Royce out there, and if anyone is lucky enough to have the money and space to buy a Rolls, then the Wraith is the perfect blend of sportiness and luxury.