MUNICH — There is only one way into FIZ 11.5. No doors directly connect it to the outside world. A long corridor takes you back into the main FIZ (the German acronym for research & engineering) building and eventually to the main foyer, where visitors must leave their passport with security before being allowed to enter. FIZ 11.5 is a new building, finished in October 1999, an adjunct to BMW AG's vast 13-year-old R&D complex in the northern suburbs of Munich. A total of 6,100 ...

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