I purchased it because the incentives were too good to pass up.
This is my 8th BMW and they have treated me well. I usually don't keep them long enough to experience any age related component decomposition. My current X5 diesel has just over 70k miles and I have had no out of pocket expenses other than routine maintenance which costs about the same as my Lexus's, which I have had 5 (2 LS's, 2 current GS's, and the RC).
I am under no pretense that my BMWs will be as trouble free as my Lexus's. But to me they currently offer so much more by way of modern drivetrains, technology, efficiency, performance, and features. That to me is worth the one or two additional unscheduled dealer visits.
I like Lexus a lot. But they seem to have fallen way behind in areas that are important to me. These areas are probably not so important to the Lexus faithful so I'm sure they will do OK. But they have lost me for now. But I keep watching them
I see. Here in Canada, BMW's come with the first four annual service for free and leases are much better than Lexus vehicles with high residuals.
With 13 vehicles in total, it's almost as if you change vehicles every 3-4 years, unless you have a S.O. (doubles the drivers) which lengthens your time of ownership. So yeah, not long enough for many cars to start breaking down post-warranty. 70k miles is also what, just barely past the first four years of warranty coverage.
BEVs will definitely shake up the auto industry, just like Tesla is taking up market share everywhere.
Things you want like modern drivetrains, technology, efficiency, performance, and features are all going to be easily met by BEVs, unless you're a piston head for life. Heck Lexus LSS 2.0 is standard across the line up.
I checked reviews of the higher-end Lexus vehicles and everyone does praise the handling of the vehicles and it's mostly the naturally aspirated engines (compared to German turbos) and infotainment system that are the top two complains. If the Tesla 3 can beat the 330i and the G70 as per Edmunds' review, I think given a few years, Lexus, Audi, Porsche (and hopefully Acura) will come up with really good BEVs.
I have a fall back in Honda with it's electric SH-AWD and I don't mind testing Audi if the high voltage system takes care of the electrical gremlins. 25 BEVs by 2025 is a lot compared to three for Lexus.
My money will likely be on a BEV because even the best ICEV with torque vectoring (most don't) will not be as responsive as a middle of the pack BEV with three electric motors, keeping most of suspension and chassis design consistent.
Don't get me wrong. I am not loyal to Lexus but given my time frame wherein I can wait until 2025, I might as well pick up a compelling Lexus BEV over a similar spec'ed BMW or Audi, it's almost common knowledge that over the long run the Lexus will be cheaper to maintain. But I'm in no way a die-hard Lexus at the moment because I know even Acura does make one of the better electric torque vectoring systems and they've gone electric on the NSX/RLX/MDX.
Also, the people here at Lexus Enthusiasts are very respectful and helpful, unlike some generic forums filled with EV fanboys.