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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a BMW subsidiary responsible for the manufacture of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
In 1998 owners Vickers decided to sell Rolls-Royce Motors. The most likely buyer seemed to be BMW, who already supplied engines and other components for Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars. However their final offer of 340m was beaten by Volkswagen's 430m.
However Rolls-Royce plc, the aero-engine maker, decided it would license certain essential trademarks (the Rolls-Royce name and logo) not to VW, but to BMW, with whom it had recently had joint business ventures. VW had bought rights to the "Spirit Of Ecstasy" hood ornament and the shape of the radiator grille, but it lacked rights to the Rolls-Royce name necessary to build the cars. Likewise, BMW lacked rights to the grille and mascot. BMW bought an option on the trademarks, licensing the name and "RR" logo for 40m, a deal that many commentators thought was a bargain for possibly the most valuable property in the deal. VW claimed that it had only really wanted Bentley anyway.
BMW and VW arrived at a solution. From 1998 to 2002 BMW would continue to supply engines for the cars and would allow use of the names, but this would cease on January 1, 2003. On that date, only BMW would be able to name cars "Rolls-Royce", and VW's former Rolls-Royce/Bentley division would build only cars called "Bentley". Rolls Royce's convertible, the Corniche, ceased production in 2002.
* 2003 Phantom - Launched in January 2003 at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, this is the first model from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited, a BMW subsidiary having no technical or corporate connection with the original Rolls-Royce company, apart from the trademarks mentioned above. The car has a 6.75 L V12 engine from BMW, but most other components are unique to the car. Most parts are made in Germany, but the assembly and finishing is in a new factory in Goodwood, Sussex. The cars are available in normal and extended wheelbase, and prices start at about 250,000.
* 2006 - 2010 - Rolls Royce announced in September 2006 that it will develop a new 4-door model positioned below the Phantom and with a price range between US$230,000 and US$330,000. It is also working to develop a production version of its 101EX concept.
* 1904-1906 10 hp
* 1905-1905 15 hp
* 1905-1908 20 hp
* 1905-1906 30 hp
* 1905-1906 Legalimit
* 1906-1925 40/50 Silver Ghost
* 1922-1929 20 hp
* 1925-1929 40/50 Phantom
* 1929-1936 20/25
* 1929-1935 Phantom II
* 1936-1938 25/30
* 1936-1939 Phantom III
* 1939-1939 Wraith
* 1946-1959 Silver Wraith
* 1949-1955 Silver Dawn
* 1950-1956 Phantom IV
* 1955-1965 Silver Cloud
* 1959-1968 Phantom V
* 1968-1992 Phantom VI
* 1965-1980 Silver Shadow
Bentley Models (from 1933)
* 1933-1937 Bentley 3 L
* 1936-1939 Bentley 4 L
* 1940-1940 Bentley 4 L Mk VI
* 1949-1955 Silver Wraith
* 1949-1955 Silver Dawn
* 1950-1956 Phantom IV
* 1955-1966 Silver Cloud
* 1959-1968 Phantom V
* Rolls-Royce 100EX
* Rolls-Royce 101EX
* Rolls-Royce NGS (saloon)