Rolls-Royce 200EX to be Powered with V12 Engine
This 6.6-liter V12 turbocharged engine is a part of a new gasoline engines family that has been developed by BMW and this family also includes the turbocharged 4.4-lit V8 that has been housed in the 7-series and it has been developed by using the state-of-the-art direct-injection tech and it claims to generate more than 500hp.
V12 seems quite similar to the smaller version V8 with little bit development and it produces 442lb-ft torque in the BMW top range. However, the new V12 has been destined for the higher-price Rolls-Royce and it is being expected within 533lb-ft torque vicinity.
The Phantom has a 6.7-liter turbocharged V12 that is comparatively more expensive and large and it produces 460hp with 531 lb-ft torque.
This aluminum block engine has been longitudinally mounted in an expensive 200Ex hood and it produces its drive through rear wheels with a new eight-speed automatic gearbox that has been developed with the cooperation of ZF, a German auto specialist.
While announcing about this new drive train for the 200EX production version, Rolls-Royce boss Tom Purves said that the new car would be a success despite the bad to worse financial conditions and dropping sales in the upper luxury auto class.