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You can also blame ToMoCo/Lexus.
They completely reinvented the luxury market with affordable luxury so BMW and Mercedes were in a desperate bid to lower MSRPs to compete with the affordability of Lexus.
As a result, corners were cut to bring manufacturing and assembly costs down.
And nothing accomplished. I'm not sure of their goals, but we now know the results were a financial wreck.
2013 Mercedes C250 Sport package PLUS steel gray metallic/black
2007 Lexus IS350 Sport package smoky granite mica/gray (+F-Sport, etc.)
2010 Honda Civic GX (CNG) white/tan