My mechanic used to work at a Lexus dealership. Up until about 7 years ago, replacement parts for Lexus cars actually said Toyota on them. As in, if you for some reason needed a part that said Lexus on it (and that wasn't the main point of the part... like a engine cover) if you ordered it from the factory, it would say Toyota on it. They only changed this when they changed their image and started acting really pompous. (They made a multi-brand luxury dealer in StL build a whole building for Lexus while no other brand has a separate building.) If I bought a replacement part for my car and it said "Peugeot" on it, I'd be upset. I love that BMW designs, researches, develops and builds cars that are uniquely their own. It makes for a more quality product. Lexus is, in a sense, a Toyota with more sound-proofing and more fake wood. No matter the numbers on paper, no matter what they look like, I cannot buy anything from a company who cuts corners in such a huge aspect of production.