I agree and disagree.Great post. Yes, a different, and frankly better, era.
Living in California, there's no way in hell I'd have any interest in Spartanburg delivery.
And I totally feel the same way about the story and history. I say this, not to in any way disparage the fine people and state of South Carolina, but for BMW to pretend Spartanburg delivery is some sort of next-best-thing substitute for Munich delivery is analogous to thinking that a visit to the Waffle House is a decent substitute for a trip to the Hofbräuhaus.
I disagree in that Performance Center Delivery in South Carolina is totally appropriate, in my opinion, for a X3, X5 or other X model. Performance Center Delivery in addition to European Delivery also sounds like fun.
I do agree that European Delivery is the proper way for a car to be delivered. My F30 was built across the street from the Welt. No place better than the Welt to take delivery of the car.
I am not too interested in PCD of a car because it is too long of a drive to home on the West Coast. I have seen some of the BMW facilities once about 10 years ago.