New-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom might come in 2016, could be based on 7-Series image

A new generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is expected to make its way onto the market, probably in 2016.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is believed to be the most luxurious car in the world but after a decade of production, the model is now getting ready to receive a new generation. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet by the BMW owned brand but according to a recent report, the model in question is expected to receive a new generation, which might make its way onto the market by 2016, with a new looks, a new platform, new engines and by using lightweight materials.

According to the guys at Automotive News, the future generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is expected to be based on the future BMW 7-Series generation. This will make it less expensive than the current model and it may affect sales, considering the fact that the company’s fans will probably buy the 7-Series instead of the more luxurious Phantom model. As for the engine lineup, don’t act too surprise if you will see the 6.75 liter V12 engine carried over, but slightly upgrade. An optional all-wheel drive system is expected to become available. The Phantom Coupe will hit the market two years after the regular version.