A year ago I was in an Audi dealer trying to square a deal on an A8 and they really wouldn't budge. The sales rep told me that Audi ships 20% of the cars to the US that BMW does. Hence my tilde ~ on the ~4X. I also bought a Q7 a few years ago and had to order it. The inventories on the Audi lots is low. I am clearly not as passionate as some of you about the global metrics (or care that much), just the eye ball test and prior experiences to support my comments. Bottom line, BMW and MB ship a ****load more cars here than Audi. I also wouldn't hesitate to buy an Audi as my next car.
2012 535xi|Dark Graphite|Black Interior|M-Sport|
Prior BMW's: 1987 325e|1993 740i|1998 740il|2002 745li|2007 750li|2006 750li