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    Report: Bob Lutz, Tom Purves to advise Lotus?

    Two anonymous sources have told Automotive News that Lotus is courting both Bob Lutz and retired BMW executive Tom Purves to become advisors to the British brand. As previously reported, Lotus' Malaysian parents at Proton are on a kick to increase both volume and model mix to take on its exotic ...

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    Rolls-Royce announces Torsten Mueller as new CEO

    Outgoing Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves (left) and incoming CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös (right) – Click above for high-res images
    Back on July 1st of 2008, Tom Purves became Rolls-Royce's new CEO. At the time, we remarked that the move was interesting due to parent company BMW's ...

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    CONFIRMED: Rolls-Royce RR4 getting 500+HP turbo V12, 8-speed gearbox

    Rolls-Royce 200EX Geneva debut – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Historically, Rolls-Royce has somewhat smugly declined to quote horsepower numbers, utilizing amusingly evasive language like "entirely sufficient" to describe its engines' power outputs. Perhaps a sign of the times, ...

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    Rolls-Royce CEO wants an electric Phantom

    Click above for high-res gallery of RR Phantom in the Autoblog garage Short of the biggest SUVs, Rolls-Royce stands out in the mind of the eco-conscious public as a symbol of earth-munching decadence. But that may change if Tom Purves has anything to say about it. And he does, being the company's ...

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    BMW North America Chairman to become Rolls-Royce CEO

    Tom Purves, Chairman of BMW North America, is getting a new desk -- one that is adorned with a silver Flying Lady. As of July 1, Purves will take over as the CEO of BMW's Rolls-Royce brand in Goodwood, England. Replacing Tom Purves as the CEO of BMW's North American Unit will be Jim O'Donnell, who ...

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    BMW's expansion, diesel proliferation

    During yesterday's press conference, BMW confirmed much of what's already been known or assumed, including the upcoming production of the X6 and its subsequent launch in 2008, as well as its plan to grow the number of diesel-powered vehicles it sells in the US over the next two years.The ...


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