BMW 6-Series GC takes on the rivals
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Posted: 07 Aug 2012
And you know what? This apparent insularity is why they do so well globally. The heat of this local competition keeps each of them honest. None of them could afford to slacken off and build a bad car, because it would be so obvious in the light of their rivals' excellence, and the large, wealthy local German market would turn up its nose. (Conversely, for decades, all the Detroit Big Three got away with building shoddy cars because their neighbours built shoddy cars too, so the local market kept loyally buying the crap.) In southern Germany, excellence is expected and excellence goes down well among prosperous drivers across the world.