You know things are a little testy in the car market when BMW starts scrapping with Audi over a handful of sales to government officials.
But that's exactly what's happening in the German state of Bavaria, where both automakers have headquarters.
The Bavarian government uses 26 cars, of which 17 are Audis and nine are BMWs, according to Automobilwoche, a sister publication to Automotive News.
Now BMW has launched a campaign to get more of the business by writing directly to the government ministers who drive Audis.
It's a lot like the competition for government contracts among U.S. automakers in states that have more than one car plant.
But car sales in Germany declined almost two percent in the first half of the year and importers, led by the Japanese, have a growing share and now have more than 35 percent of the market.
Come to think of it, that does sound a lot like home, doesn't it?