Geneva Motor Show: Rolls-Royce EX200

Rolls Royce | March 4th, 2009 by 12
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BMW Group and Rolls-Royce have brought the new “baby-Rolls” at the Geneva Auto Show. The concept, named EX200, was unveiled less than two weeks ago …

BMW Group and Rolls-Royce have brought the new “baby-Rolls” at the Geneva Auto Show. The concept, named EX200, was unveiled less than two weeks ago and it was expected to make its world debut in Geneva.

The new Rolls-Royce EX200 shares the same platform with the new 7 Series and it imports some design elements from Phantom and Drophead Coupe, but fit into a shorter wheelbase. The EX200 has a very modern, round design and people that saw the car yesterday were impressed by how much smaller and sportier it really is.

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Of course, it is still larger than most luxury sedans, at 212.6 inches long, 83 inches wide and 61 inches tall. To sweeten the deal -if you can call it this way- the Rolls-Royce EX200 will be powered by a V12 engine not seen before on any BMW Group product.

If you’re worried about the naming convention, you can breathe now, as with the previous models, when the 200EX enters production, it will lose the traditional Concept name tag in favor of something like Silver Cloud.

Pricing? Still unknown, but do expect to pay an arm and a leg for such a luxurious ride.

12 responses to “Geneva Motor Show: Rolls-Royce EX200”

  1. Nick says:

    I just love what BMW has done with the RR brand. Their cars have become real, well-engineered machines, when previously they were hardly much more than tarted up ’60s clunker with a six-figure price tag.

    The EX200 is an exquisite car. If I could write a blank check for my daily sedan, it would be between this car and the Lambo Estoque.

  2. Diya says:

    Wow!! Excellent appearence, this car is an output of real well engineered machines with all luxury tucked in. This car really tempts me.. but now I am not finacially sound,If anybody wishes to buy a gift for me I will go with this car :-) Anybody there…..???

  3. Gord says:

    Very nice.

  4. Matski says:

    Love it, I totally dig the whole RR line-up! Especially the coupe, I’d have mine with the brushed ali bonnet and pillars!

    First time I saw a Phantom was at the Goodwood festival of speed, tanking down the hill at speed (yes I mean down, and I mean speed!)

  5. bmwe34 says:

    who ever came up with this silver bonnet should get fired

  6. Doug says:

    @bmwe34: I think you can get a carbon one aftermarket, if you like :)

    Also, I’m not sure what was meant about the v12 “not seen before on any BMW Group product”. The 850, 750/760s have had v12s, and RR has previously used BMW v12s. Afaik.

  7. Matski says:

    @Doug: The engine used in the 200 is not one that is used in a BMW brand product, but yes you are obviously right BMW have used V12’s before

  8. Horatiu B. says:

    @Doug: It’s a brand new engine, 80% of it at least. Sorry I didn’t mention it again, I wrote that in a previous article.

  9. Lance says:

    nice design

  10. Doug says:

    @Horatiu B.: Ok. I thought I had you on a technicality!! ;)

    Of course, that begs the question of why they would develop a new V12 considering 1) the production quantity will be so low, thus expensive 2) many other suitable alternatives exist 3) BMW’s aim to reduce cylinder count and increase efficiency on *all* cars. I thought that the V12 was gone for good at BMW.

  11. Carlos Perez says:

    It will the same engine that the 760 is going to have??

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