That's exactly what I was thinking. Seems to me that each lead designer really only gets one crack at a line of models (although they may assist or contribute greatly to a prior line), and then they step down.M3Inline6 said:Don't misinterpret your findings fellas. His leaving BMW is not for negative reasons. He's been w/ the company ever since '92. He'll be leaving because BMW has a specified timeframe for such execs. The next person will only be in that position for a specified length of time as well. It's the BMW way!