I definitely agree that all of the German cars are overpriced in the US. But what is strange is that they are reasonably priced in Europe and other parts of the world, at least reasonably priced in relation to their competion.
My parents just came back from a trip to South Africa and they were a little surprised to see my WRX a bit more expensive than the BMW 3 series. (There are two disclaimers: (1) the BMW is built locally in South Africa while the Subarus are imported. (2) BMW has many more smaller motors, like a 1.8Liter, at the bottom end of their line.
Even in Europe and Germany, the BMW, Audis, and Mercedes are about the same cost as their competion.
I have never figured out why they are significantly more here in the U.S. (Tariffs?).
My comments also apply to the Saab, Volvo, and other "European'" cars-- they are much more expensive than they should be here in the US.