The comments on this thread range from humorous to downright insulting. While I would love to see BMW expand their US production, the reasons given in the announcement make a lot of sense given the currency fluctuations in the EuroZone. Producing a vehicle in Mexico has NOTHING to do with said vehicle's quality. VW has never been known for high quality vehicles, regardless of where they are produced.
Regarding European Delivery, what happens today? Guess what...3-Series are produced in Rosslyn, South Africa too. Does one have to fly to SA to pick up their cars on safari instead of in Muenchen? Of course not. Expanding production to another location has nothing to do with the Euro Delivery experience.
Current --> '13 F30 328i, 8SA, EBII, ZMM, ZPP, ZTP, ZLP, ZDA, ZCW, ZDH
Past ------> '08 E92 335xi, 6MT, DGM w SDL, ZPP, ZTP, ZLP