2018 Rolls Royce Wraith vs 2018 Rolls Royce Dawn Comparison

2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs Dawn | Cleveland Motorsports

2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Engine:


6.6 L V12

Horsepower:

624 hp

Fuel Economy:

12 city / 19 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-Speed Automatic

2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn

Engine:

6.6 L V12

Horsepower:

563 hp

Fuel Economy:

12 city / 18 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-Speed Automatic

2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn

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In 1950s Europe, the concept of a vehicle that is primed for utmost comfort and convenience yet equipped with the ability to accelerate quickly and withstand long trips arose. Such a vehicle, known as grand tourer (GT), became the province of European carmakers, with companies from other parts of the world mimicking its main characteristics. Chief among the GT makers is British luxury brand Rolls-Royce, which debuted the Wraith and the Dawn as two of its most recent models. The 2018 model year marks the fifth one for the former and the third one for the latter.

Performance

The Wraith and the Dawn have their engines paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for ultimate convenience in gear shifting. Also, each ride uses a rear-wheel drivetrain, which balances out the weight of the vehicle from front to back and thereby improves handling and driving performance. Both Rolls-Royces use the N74, which bears the distinction of being BMW’s first turbocharged V12 engine. The twin-turbo 6.6-liter engine produces 624 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque on the Wraith. On the Dawn, the engine produces 563 horsepower. In addition, while the Wraith and Dawn get the same city fuel economy (12 mpg), the Wraith achieves 19 mpg on the highway; for the Dawn, it’s 18 mpg.

Appearance

True to GT fashion, the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith and Dawn use a 2+2 format. The front row consists of the driver and front passenger seats, while two smaller seats are at the back for two additional occupants. The 2018 Wraith is fashioned as a two-door coupe, while the 2018 Dawn is a two-door convertible. Using a wide bar-shaped body made of galvanized steel and aluminum body, the Wraith and the Dawn share features such as a chrome grille, auto-dimming power heated side mirrors with folding ability, delay-off projector beam headlights with low and high beams. The Dawn, however, replaces the halogen headlamps with brighter and longer-lasting LED ones.

Safety

For restraint and cushioning to keep occupants safe during a crash, the 2018 edition of the Wraith and Dawn provide a driver’s knee airbag, dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Also present are ventilated disc brakes on all wheels for optimal stopping quickness, electronic stability control with rollover prevention to keep you on your intended driving path, traction control to combat skidding, anti-lock braking to prevent the wheels from locking up when the brake pedal is suddenly pressed, electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of stopping force, and brake assist for additional stopping ability when needed. For security, both vehicles have an anti-theft system, which combines remote keyless entry, engine immobilization, and a panic alarm. In addition, the tires can run for a considerable amount of time when rendered flat.


You can try out the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith or 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn at our dealership in Olmsted, Ohio today. Come in with confidence that you will be received and treated with courtesy and consideration. We make customer satisfaction a top priority at our facility. One of our Rolls-Royce specialists will be able to assist you in any way he or she can with your new Wraith or Dawn purchase.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.