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Spied: Next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost caught testing in Munich

by Byron Hurd

The entry-level Rolls replacement is well underway.

Rolls-Royce is currently developing its replacement for its Ghost Series II, which is itself merely a refreshed version of the Ghost model that was originally introduced way back in 2010.

Spies caught this example testing in Munich Tuesday, and while it is fully camouflaged, it provides a few early details of what we can expect from the next-generation model. There appears to be less of an upward swoop along the sedan's flanks, and the rear bumper seems to be more pronounced.

These may not seem like significant changes, but considering how iterative Rolls-Royce tends to be with its designs, that's not really particularly surprising.

Power should come from a tweaked biturbo V12, though we wouldn't be completely blown away to hear that Rolls-Royce has electrification plans in the works, as rumors surfaced last fall that the company has an eye on an EV future.

In response to those rumors, Rolls-Royce ruled out hybridization as an option, saying that it's best left to parent company BMW and its more mainstream luxury products.

While the Ghost Series II brought new luxury and tech to Rolls-Royce's "entry-level" sedan, the replacement model should incorporate new features which were introduced with the Cullinan, perhaps even including all-wheel-drive.

Photos by Brian Williams.

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