The oft-spied Rolls-Royce RR4
finally has a name -- 200 EX -- and will be unveiled in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show
in a couple of weeks. The 200EX will be a new, smaller model to slot in below the current Phantom
sedan and coupe, riding on a new platform and with an all-new engine. The underpinnings are believed to be derived from the just launched 7 Series
and may be powered by a newly designed V12 engine. If 12 cylinders are employed, the engine will not be a variant of the motor used in the Phantom, but an all-new design.
Judging from the teaser, Rolls-Royce
is sticking with the lower wider grille look that debuted on the 100EX and then the Phantom coupes and lighting is likely to come from a full LED array rather than the usual xenons. Steel is believed to replace much of the aluminum used in the Phantom for improved durability and a power closing "coach" doors will carry over from the Phantom. We should be seeing more complete photographs and other details of the 200EX in the coming days.
[Source: World Car Fans