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Go look at the new ML price list on the MB German site. Look at how almost all the options are unbundled. None of this â€œif you want a garage door opener you have to order the convenience package which is only available if you get the premium package which also requires a sunroof, meaning that a $200 option costs $6000 to get it (Iâ€™m sort of making this up, but you know what I mean). We are talking about vehicles built in the US for delivery in Europe. Look at all the varieties of cell phones they have! (not that I would want one) Now when those godless sons of motherless goats, the MB marketing folk make up the US price list for European vehicles for sale in the US we are told that individual options would cost too much to build and packages are the only way to build the cars economically. BS! The make large option packages for US customers only because they can, it has nothing to do with economics a part from that which lines their evil pockets. I think this is but another sad fact which reveals how out of touch MB is with the American market. Go look at the US luxury car leader (Lexus), do you see long option lists? Nope. Typically just a few electronic upgrades, a sport package and maybe 4wd. Everything is standard. Porsche allows customers the world over to custom order cars in fairly large numbers and still makes a profit. The new German 164 price list reveals that MB could do the same for US consumers. MB, why not start? Today would be soon enough.