Originally Posted by PunjabiM3
So explain this to me: I have had two e46 M3's prior to my e92. In 2005 I purchased a brand new Eisenmann Race muffler from an authorized dealer for $1475 shipped to my door. In 2006 I bought a Supersprint lightweight race muffler for $1600 shipped to my door. I'm sorry, but there is not a $1000 difference in the raw materials and design process between the e46 and e92 muffler. Also, prior to my e92 I had a 997 C2S and mufflers for that car from the best companies such as AWE, Fabspeed, etc are $1600 with some badass tips...
If you look at the value of the dollar compared to the Euro in the last 2-3 years, and add in the increase in metal and energy prices, I would bet you're just about at current prices. As was mentioned, in a low production product the manufacturer cannot absrb these increases like BMW has to some degree in the car price.