Omg this thread.
The real sentiment is that offloading production to Mexico is very Walmart of BMW. Globalization is a bad thing after all. It serves the masters well, but doesn't do much for the consumer or the local base that could otherwise use the manufacturing jobs.
US consumers purchasing BMWs on the scale we do is bad for the US. At some point that served Germany well, but the new paradigm hurts all countries. And it hurts the environment, as these decisions are largely based on loose manufacturing & waste management restrictions.
At least with Walmart the consumer gets the cost benefit. This is just bad for the masses, good for the few.