German cars include some of the world’s most popular sporty and luxury German car brands on the market like the speedy Audi’s and the scrumptious all leather interior of the Mercedes. From Volkswagen to Porsche you know with German engineering that you’re getting quality vehicle manufacturing that won’t let you down. German manufacturing is known the world over for exacting precision, high quality manufacturing and timeliness.
Mercedes Benz, known as “a Merc”, originated in 1926 and has over the years created everything from luxury sedans and executive cars to trucks, limousines and vans, all with exacting specifications and quality standards included. Many a top executive around the world is driven around in a top-end Merc offering prestige and comfort in a single ride. With good safety records, the best sound systems and extra features not found in the vehicles of other brands, Mercedes vehicles remain the luxury brand for comfort and quality engineering in a single package.
Porsche is the sports car designer and manufacturer that begin in 1931 making their uniquely identifiable sports vehicles and never duplicated. The sleek curves of their various models including the Carrera GT and 911 are easy to spot as whilst the designs are updated with new models, the overall aesthetic doesn’t really change too much. A 911 Porsche from 1990 looks quite similar to a 2014 model only the latest one having a few more bells and whistles like a clearer sound system, improved alarm protection, better air filtration system and more.
Porsche is also very active in motor racing having been involved in many aspects of motorsports from Le Mans to track racing in the 911, 935 and other racing concept models like the RS Spyder LMP2, 911 GT3-RSR and 911 GT3 Cup models.
Volkswagen has a rich history that dates back to 1937. In modern times, the VW Golf is perhaps one of the best known of their vehicles which is renowned for its durability over time. For iconic status, the VW Beetle with its trademark rounded top has been a staple of Volkswagen for decades. The level of quality engineering even at the lower end of the Volkswagen range is such that their vehicles may often get into the hundreds of thousands of kilometers in their useful life long after vehicles from other car brands have died a death.
Volkswagen have also been busy on the acquisition trail over the years. They have the Seat and Skoda brands in the consumer market, Rolls-Royce in the luxury car maker end of the market, and Lamborghini and Bugatti as two of the super-car brands that the young ultra-rich flock to.
Audi is focused mainly at the luxury end of the market as well. They do produce smaller cars, SUVs and sedans, but high-end vehicles remains their main focus for new designs.
The popular Audi A8 has the kind of speed that drives desire for car buyers. Older Audi vehicles had dashboard controls where when the rev counter needle hit a certain mark, the turbo kicked in and the vehicle surged forward from there. This was a lot of fun for drivers who knew how to handle such speed and performance in a vehicle.
BMW has been perhaps the chief Mercedes-Benz rival over decades, starting in 1916 when the first BMW branded vehicles were produced. A maker of luxury vehicles, sports cars and racing models, BMW is involved in anything fast or decadent.
The engineering quality in BMW vehicles means that even the second-hand resale market remains strong with older BMW vehicles changing hands for a fair price even when they have a serious amount of kilometers on the clock already.
Today there are vehicles with lower emissions below 140 g/km CO2, the sporty M4 Coupé, BMW X6 as a more compact SUV and the BMW i8 which is a dashing model which drives about as fast you want it to.
BMW is also excellent around the world for support when their vehicles need repairs or maintenance. Unlike some other brands, it is usually quite easy to find a BMW garage with the right parts to fix what is needed work on.
German car engineering shines through with a varied selection of consumer car brands, sporty vehicles and SUVs that provide luxury comfort, safety and speed where it counts. Many German car brands outlast their foreign counterparts and provide excellent value.