Originally Posted by T Bone
BMW will ensure it still delivers a quality product, as someone noted, it is a mindset. Look at Spartanburg....any big quality complaints about the X5 / Z4??
Also, if you are hell bent on a Hecho in Deutchland, try an Euro-delivery in Germany, whatever algorithm they will use to determine where your order is produced will sure output a German production facility (as long as German plants actually produce the model you ordered).
America and Germany have similar labour system.. they are paid similar.. pretty much everything is similar.. whereas SA surely isn't.. although SA may not be a developing nation among African countries.. their labour is not comparable to either America or Germany.. and the biggest problem rising above all this is that I doubt anyone would want to pay such a premium on cars they are buying if they knew they're getting a car that just appears to be the same exact one when it certainly isn't..