DETROIT (Jan. 6, 2002) – BMW A.G. will equip its 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom with Group Michelin's Pax run-flat tire-wheel system as standard equipment when the car reaches dealer showrooms in April.
The Phantom is the first Rolls Royce designed and built by BMW since the German car maker bought the rights to the Rolls Royce name in 1998. It was unable to use the name until now, however.
The 19-foot long, 5-foot high, 5,577-pound Phantom rides on 265x790 R540A Pax tires. The vehicle is powered by a 6.75-liter V-12 engine.
The launch of the Phantom marks the first standard Pax fitment for a car available in North America, Michelin said.
In addition, Michelin said Cadillac has chosen for its 2004 XLR the zero-pressure, run-flat version of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4; the two-seat sports coupe will run on P235/50 ZR18 tires.