The new baby Rolls is the Rolls Royce 200EX and here it is — in a teaser image. The BMW 7-Series-based 200EX will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The 200EX concept continues with the tradition of current Rolls Royce products, by being bold and technologically advanced as evidenced by the huge radiator grille, LED headlamps and the retractable spirit of ecstasy. Rolls Royce is continuing with the EX nomenclature that was initially used on the original 1EX engineering prototype from 1919.


The new Rolls 200EX rides on the recently revealed 2009 BMW 7-Series long wheelbase platform but is longer at 3295mm. It's also 435mm shorter, 42mm narrower and 84mm lower than the big daddy Phantom, securing its place as the entry level Rolls Royce without losing any interior comfort. We're hoping there's a retractable Grey Poupon dispenser in the rear seat console for all the new owners to abuse.

Helping to lessen the entry price of the 200EX is the use of thinner gauge steel in the body rather than aluminum, but it's offset by a new 500 horsepower V12. We'll see the full car in March at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, but in the meantime, liquidate your 401K (wait that's probably already unintentionally happened) so you can buy this big English saloon.

[via wcf]