frankly I never really bought into the idea of a correleation bertween reliability and point of assembly
HOWEVER, my two good friends who are high level engineers at Nissan will swear up and down that the Japanese engineered and built Infinitis tend to be better screwed together (i.e. less rattles, etc.)
that's not really the point here though...its really more that BMW will probably shift production of the 3 series (one of their highest volume sellers) to the US to avoid currency exchange.
MB has already done so, and Audi will then be in real trouble.
Sucks to be a German autoworker, I guess....they are being slowly done away with, since building cars in Germany for export is too expensive now...