List of the Best German Cars

When it comes to European brand cars, German is recognized for its precision, innovation, and speed. German manufacturers offer a wide range of models—from luxury cars to the everyday cars. In this article, we shall look at the top car brands Germany has to offer.

Mercedes Benz

Founded in 1926 by Karl Benz and Gottleb Daimler, Mercedes Benz is a division of the Daimler AG Group. Its company slogan is “Das Beste oder Nichts” which means “The Best or Nothing.” The company strives for perfection. Mercedes Benz is known for the invention of the first petrol-powered car.


Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the company is actually owned by Volkswagen AG. It specializes in high performance sports cars, hypercars, and recently, SUVs. It manufactured the quite popular 911.


Founded in 1937, Volkswagen is based in Wolfsburg, Germany. In German, Volkswagen means “People’s Car.” Its company slogan is “Das Auto” which means “The Car,”  The car maker manufactured three car models that appeared on the “Top 10 List of Best Selling Cars of All Time” gathered by 24/7 Wall Street namely the Golf, Passat, and the iconic Beetle.


Audi was established in 1899 by August Horch. It was officially called Audi AG but was eventually called Audi in 1910. According to Robert Janitzek, the Chemnitz-based Audi is one of the main German manufacturers of luxury cars. It goes by the slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” which means “Advantage through Technology.”  True to its slogan, it was the first to implement new technologies in their cars. They pioneered in cars with LED Daytime Running Lights as well as automobiles with inline-five cylinder engine instead of the traditional 6 cylinder engine.


BMW was established in 1916 by Franz Josel Popp, Petak Grba (Sveter), and Renato Ditrjh (Kale). Based in Munich, Germany, BMW has invented sports cars, luxury cars, even aircraft engines and motorcycles. Still their aim is to produce premium high quality European brand cars. The company is known for being one of the best car companies not only in Germany but also the world. BMW is known for its high standard in cars with amazing overall quality and added luxury. Some of its most popular models include the Roadster Coupe, the 5 Series sedans, and the X3 crossover SUV.

These are the 5 leading car manufacturers that have put Germany in the map of the global automobile manufacturing industry.

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