The first Rolls-Royce developed under BMW ownership will use advanced aluminum space-frame construction that borrows heavily from the Z8 sports car. The new Rolls-Royce sedan should be launched early in 2003, within weeks of BMW assuming control of Britain's most famous marque from Volkswagen AG on January 1. “Now you can see why the Z8 technology was so important to us,” says Burkhard Goschel, senior vice president general vehicle design and innovation for BMW AG. BMW's Rolls-Royce ...

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