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      07-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #23
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Some ignorant closet racist shii right there!

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      07-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #24
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Being chinese myself. I'm forced to live in the U.S. cause Noway in hell i can afford my same x6m in china. It cost a gallardo in the U.S. besides the point that a gallardo in china nowadays is nothing but a sports car to the everyday civilians. (Bigger cities of course) so if only BMW is beating us sales? Not surprised a bit
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I am in Shanghai right now and the number of luxury cars in the streets are mind boggling. I was actually thinking today how long before China overtakes US as the #1 market for luxury cars. Audi is so dominant here ( despite double the price compared to a similar US model). I also saw more Rolls Royce being driven by regular people to the mall in 10 days than I did in my entire life. I live in San Francisco now and have lived in LA in the past. So I have seen my fair share of luxury markets. But Shanghai seems to be in a different league.

Also, I am intrigued by the "gaudy and Chinese" comment. I don't see any Chinese people drive around with Chrome wheels and other flashy stuff. BMW's recent design flops have nothing to do with Chinese culture. Stop being ignorant.
+1 chinese market for entry level luxury is only getting started...
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We're already seeing the influence of Chinese tastes in the shape of gaudy chrome items being daubed about on recently made bimmers.
A lamentable trend that pretty much acknowledges the power of China's consumers to influence BMW design.

Basically the M-Sport packages are the default "chrome delete" option.
what?! there's no way you have any facts that prove the Chinese demand is behind the chrome accents. Chrome accents are a universal design found in EVERY European luxury brand
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      07-17-2013, 11:45 PM   #28
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??? I beg to differ. Might be off topic but ok - please allow me
If the guy believes that Chinese have sh.tty taste in terms of cars, where is the racism ? Myself I believe 90% of Americans have sh.tty taste in terms of food but I love America and Americans. I don't see where is the contradiction.
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No surprise and trend will continue given size of the trade deficit.
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China is the new superpower. I can tell you the mansions in New York are mostly owned by Chinese. The us dollar will be deeper in the toilet so expect higher priced bmw vehicles
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