We've all seen this:
Granted it is an ALMS Commercial (and BMW will be staying in ALMS), but I guess that building race cars isn't so much of a passion anymore if they are focused more on "new drive technologies and projects in the fields of sustainability." Then again, with all the drama going on in F1, I can't really blame them. Frankly, I think that all the teams should quit and reorganize elsewhere...but that's a separate topic.
Even though BMW has never been a top team, being involved in F1 really pushes an organization to work as hard as possible to develop cutting edge racing technologies- a lot of which can be transformed for mass-produced vehicles. Hopefully BMW and M GmbH will be able to keep this pace despite the realignment of BMW's objectives.