Originally Posted by immiketoo
Plus, Germany gets the money you spend while there on vacation. It boosts their economy no matter what!
I think this correct but I look at it a slightly different way. It may very well be that BMW gets a kickback from the German government for ED cars.
That is to say, the tax money the German government rakes in from ED buyers allows the them to pay off BMW for their ED losses plus a little more while, at the same time, making themselves some money. A win-win for both of them.