Fine German steel

It might well be fine, but German? Don’t be too sure:

While the current-generation BMW 2 Series isn’t ready for the grave, the company intends to put its next incarnation into assembly by 2021. That’s ages away for a consumer but precious little time for an automaker to make production decisions.

Likely spooked by potential trade issues looming over the horizon, BMW is reportedly considering shifting the America-bound 2 Series to a Mexican plant — specifically, the company’s new San [Luis] Potosi facility, home of the new 3 Series.

In case you hadn’t noticed, all of BMW’s utility vehicles — X[anything] — are built in South Carolina, even the ones to be sold in der Vaterland.

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