During his speech to shareholders and employees at BMW Group’s 90th Annual General Meeting, CEO Norbert Reithofer said that Rolls-Royce sales are on the rise.
“In the upper luxury segment, we started the global introduction of the Rolls-Royce Ghost at the beginning of the year,” Reithofer said. “Rolls-Royce sales are also on the rise: In the first four months of the year, 408 automobiles were delivered to customers, 100 percent more than in the same period last year.”
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is on sale now with prices starting at $245,000.
It has been reported that Rolls-Royce is working on a hybrid version of the Ghost that will share its technology with the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. Fuel-economy of the hybrid version should be improved by 15 percent. The standard Ghost manages an estimated fuel-economy of 17 mpg.
Rolls-Royce is also rumored to be working on an electric version of the Phantom on the roads within 12 months.
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost:
– By: Omar Rana