LONDON — They called it “The Bank.” Once, the white building opposite Hyde Park on Bayswater Road housed a Barclays branch, but for five months in 1999 it was the home of a temporary design studio. Here, in complete secrecy, an international team of designers created the styling for a totally new Rolls-Royce. BMW's Rolls-Royce. On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, that car, the first Rolls-Royce conceived and developed by BMW, will be handed over to its owner. The date, symbolic of a new era ...

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