• Feb 2nd 2009 at 9:58AM
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Auto Telegraaf reports a tidbit on the coming Rolls-Royce 4 that would make the car something special indeed: it claims the car will cost €380,000. If true, that would make it the second priciest car in the Rolls-Royce line-up, with only the Phantom LWB a scant €20,000 ahead of it. Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves did say that the newest model would be "more expensive than any Bentley," but we don't think he meant that expensive.

The actual price will probably be around half of that, €190,000 in Europe, $250,000 or so in the U.S. In addition to coupe and convertible variants to follow its introduction, the car is slated to fit a wide range of powerplants for a Roller: BMW's V12 and turbocharged V8 are in the picture, and diesel and hybrid lumps are on the table. And soon we won't need to call it by its codename any more; the car is rumored to wear the Silver Ghost moniker.

[Source: Auto Telegraaf (translated) via Global Motors]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      it's a shame for RR that they've sunk to the level of trying to compare their cars to Bentley by saying that their model will be "more expensive than any Bentley."

      Over the last decade, Bentley has moved so far ahead of Rolls Royce that I feel like there isn't even any competition left between the two - Bentley is still putting out amazing top of the line super-sedans, while also making amazing sports cars that can race in the snow/on ice. Rolls Royce, meanwhile, made a convertible with suicide doors. whoopee!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't really care anymore. Bentley is the new ultra-luxury maker. Rolls-Royce is just for people who want lots of attention.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A hybrid? The only thing I can manage right now is, why?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the author of the Auto Telegraaf (a Dutch Magazine) included the Dutch luxury tax (Belasting vor Personenautos and Motorrijtuigen BPM) of around 43% in the car. If you take that our you are much more close to the 190.000€ estimate.
      Former S-owner
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG, it's a Chrysler 300 covered in black tape...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not Silver Ghost! That name should only belong to that classic pre-war model that defined the company's reputation.

      Call this new car somethig else. Silver Shadow seems more appropriate. Or bring back Silver Spirit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dude, this may sound more aggressive than I intend, but do you have any idea how loaded with meaning 'Rolls Royce Phantom' is? Look it up, then tell me there's no way they could use Silver Ghost.
      • 6 Years Ago
      but it is a BMVay 7-series @ $90,000...It doesn't seem to work out as the small RR. prob sell a boat load of them. but do they want a more "common" RR in the sales plan. I hardly ever see one around here and it is L>A. area- a Phantom target area.