Typical stuff. We should be looking at BMWs sales overall. I never see a shift to BMW cross overs in Southern California that would support its claim of a slight rise in sales in the US this year. BMW is now caught up in the emissions scandal in Germany, it just had a global scandal and faced injunctions over its cars catching fire even while parked but strangely all that was in the news was supposedly Tesla having that problem- BMW's problems were real but Tesla's supposed problems appear to have been bs pushed presumably by BMW. Now there is fud from an agency questioning Model 3 sales, which seems insane given the microscope Tesla has been operating under, the mission to change the world, the warnings about viability and mission odds and obvious preparation and expenditures and the actual sales results and the timing and the reduction in competitor shares 4-1 it appears. And odd because Tesla accelerated it already ambitious schedule and is still on target for the original schedule. But lets get to the crux of the matter, BMW sales are down (globally on the high end) and down in the US because of: TESLA. Just look at the history of what Tesla has done to BMW globally. Look at the state of its 7 series vs Tesla's S globally. Is that because people want to switch to cross overs? Look at the X then. Tesla will have a greater impact on BMW at the lower end and right now its hitting across BMW's full model range. BMW is still in denial. Lets say people in the US think sitting up a little higher in a vehicle is safer or feels safer and so there is some shift based on actual preference vice petrol market manipulation on emissions foot print with manufactures skewing supplied value to to vehicles that use more fossil fuel (note that preference only exists in the US quite suspiciously even against the US's own history) even then people who were paying attention would note that the Model 3 is safer than any of BMW's vehicles. Repeat, safer than any of BMWs vehicles. We also know the quality of the materials in BMW vehicles is way down. Tesla vehicles are better than BMW vehicles period. Tesla is a better company with proper social aims. Tesla cars represent far better value, safety, reliability, and performance and a far higher level of technology. BMW has the same sort of risk profile Ford has but BMW is a prelude happening right now. I am guessing the fossil fuel world sees the plight of BMW as being like coal, they think of breaching it as a kind of moat. Too late, its happened in the most competitive market. The difference right now between a Model 3 and any BMW produced is far greater than the difference between iphone and blackberry ever was while black berry was still around. I suppose we think the German government will bail BMW out. As an American I have some advice on this based on our experience with this and recalcitrant ICE makers. Don't bail them out, let the company die but rescue the workers and use that to reboot with viable green competitors. That will light a fire under the other laggards.