Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

The Rolls -Royce Silver Seraph is a luxury saloon from Rolls -Royce. He was introduced as the successor to the Silver Spirit on 3 May 1998 and brought it simultaneously with its sister model Bentley Arnage on the market. After 33 years, he was the first all-new Rolls- Royce after Rolls- Royce Silver Shadow. A presented in March 2000 version with extended wheelbase by 25 cm bore the name of Park Ward.

All Rolls- Royce Silver Seraph were built in the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England. 2002 production was discontinued. BMW had bought the trademark rights of the Vickers Group, however, the factory went to Volkswagen. The Bentley Arnage was produced until 2009 in the form adopted by the Volkswagen factory in Crewe.

The first Rolls- Royce Phantom III since 1936 he is again powered by a V12 engine, which in this case comes from the BMW 750i/iL. It is made of aluminum and provides 240 kW ( 326 hp) at 5000 min -1. The maximum torque is 490 Nm at 3900 min -1. It has an electronically controlled engine management.

Other features include, inter alia, an anti-lock system for the brakes and Adaptive Ride Control. The Silver Seraph has a ZF five- speed automatic transmission.

The Silver Seraph cost £ 155,175 in the UK, $ 220,695 in the United States and the market launch in Germany 444,000 DM The torsional rigidity of the body is about 65 percent higher than the previous model. Apart from the grille, the rims and the hood ornament all body parts with the Bentley Arnage are identical. The Silver Seraph is built on the same platform as the Arnage. The body was available in single color as well as in two-tone finish. Furthermore met Rolls-Royce each individual color combination for the exterior color and the interior detail.

Also in the interior, Silver Seraph and Arnage are very similar, but have differences in details to: The Silver Seraph Rolls- Royce has typical style elements, including the center console has a more complete wood paneling. In both vehicles, there are a disguised with leather interior and leather seats. The interior applications on dashboard, center console, the sides of the front seats and on the Türvertäfelungen were arbitrary. By default, burr walnut wood was used.

The Silver Seraph with its nearly 2.3 tons of curb weight reaches a top speed of 225 km / h The suspension is comfortably laid out, but on short bumps harder than the previous models.

Moreover, on the basis of the Silver Seraph Rolls- Royce Park Ward was built between 2000 to 2002. It is a prestige vehicle for the pure chauffeur service. The passengers in the rear have 250 mm more space freedom by extending the standard model to 5640 mm. The car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2000. The production number of the Park Ward was 127 vehicles.

A total of 1570 Silver Seraph were produced. The almost identical Bentley Arnage was offered until 2009.