Originally Posted by NLS
(I mean currency conversion loses, plus taxes, plus shipping... it should be more expensive in USA not the opposite)
US prices are before any taxes, setup, and fees. Some dealers call out up to $500 set up fee (rip off), taxes are different per state, license fee are a few hundred bucks, not that much.
Looks like when you calculate all that, the prices in the US are about 5% higher than in Germany (before tax). Not certain whether I'm basing on the correct data though, as I don't have official German pricing, just what I found online via a quick Google scan.