Due to differences in taxes etc., one must put into perspective wht prices BMW charges ex-works in different markets. For example, a 328i Sportline w/passive sport suspension & sport auto, would cost the following in the following markets:
Germany - USD58,820 (Eur44,firstname.lastname@example.org) (incl following additional options: metallic paint, leather, alu trim, 2 zone climate, storage pack, lights pkg, rain sensor, sunroof, memory seats, black panel, hi-fi spk, BT streaming+smartphone connect, ext.&int. dimming mirrors, xenon, front & rear PDC, alarm)
UK - USD50,177 (GBP31,email@example.com) (same options but basic model (i.e. SE spec) w/18" rim option)
USA - USD44,100 (incl lumbar support & comfort access)
Hong Kong - USD44,520 (HK$347,firstname.lastname@example.org)
From the above we can see BMW makes more profit (on paper) by selling in the German market than in USA.