Originally Posted by The X Men
Most people who buy the F30 in China could not care less about the driving dynamics, they are looking for a comfortable ride and rear seat space. Most Chinese buy these type of cars do not drive the car themself, they have drivers, that is one of the reason why the F30 long version is only made for the Chinese market.
Yes, your statements are all correct. The point is that for BMW, the North American is no longer the only important market for them. A huge chunk of BMW's profitability is tied to the Chinese market, that's why they produce Chinese specific models such as the extended F30L and the F10L.
Many of the Chinese folks who purchase BMWs is large numbers where I live do so for reasons of perceived status. As you said, "they could not care less about the driving dynamics".