BMW hat sich den Markennamen “Silent Shadow” gesichert, eventuell für einen elektrischen Rolly Royce?
According to i4 Talk user giga_world, BMW has applied for a trademark on the name ‘ Silent Shadow,’ and since many Rolls-Royce models have ‘Shadow’ in their name, the connection is not hard to make. But we really don’t know what this entails – is the model already in the works but not announced, or was this trademark application made solely to protect the name for future use?
Rolls-Royce showed an all-electric version of its Phantom VII in 2011, but those loyal to the brand declared themselves uninterested and it never made it to production. That car was called the Rolls-Royce 102EX, it was powered by a pair of electric motors that together made 290 kW and 800 Nm and it sprinted to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8 seconds (a bit slower than the series V12 model of the era that needed just 5.7 seconds).