I still have a lot of respect for the German makes, generally beautifully crafted machines. But they are rapidly losing their allure with their inflated prices. At this point it seems like all their high prices offer is better matched trim pieces - not worth the massive premium. American makes have more or less caught up in my eyes.I had a customer in my office this morning who has the best of both worlds - a brand new diesel powered Sierra in his driveway, and an anticipated late summer delivery of a first edition Lyriq. Two state of the art GM products replacing two Audi SUVs. Nice!