<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I thought VW owned Rolls Royce? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
This is a complicated issue, I don't understand it. Apparently, VW bought Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the same deal where they picked up Bentley, however the rights to the Rolls Royce label were actually owned by a different company that was purchased by BMW. It's not clear to me whether this was intentional or a massive foul-up but either way BMW is now in charge of R-R and may be sharing platforms with the 7-series..