Why car brands from Germany are respected as they are?

Updated Apr 16, 2020 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

From their beers to their cars, Germans definitely know how to make things more efficient in their best possible form. Read on to learn more about car brands from Germany.

1. German car brands: Introduction

Germans are known for their great beers and sausages that go great with pickled cabbages known as sauerkraut. They are also known to be very efficient in everything they do and hold punctuality and process improvement in high regard. No other product from Germany is this manifested than in their cars.

From speed demons such as Porsche to everyday econoboxes with Volkswagen, you can see precision engineering overshadow everything else for design to passion, and it seems to be working out for them perfectly fine. This gives their cars a sense of quality and craftsmanship unmatched by any other company around the globe.

Velkswagen cars in a convoy

One thing is for sure, people love their German car brands

Today we’ll be giving you a brief overview of German Car companies, their most Iconic brands, and most legendary models as well as the reason behind their famed engineering prowess and efficiency.

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2. More than being the Car of Germany

For many people, cars can be considered as works of art. The pinnacle of design and marriage between engineering and culture. These are not the Germans. They may have one of the most utilitarian and mechanically efficient car brands in Europe.

Their engineering Philosophy is Function over form and that is why any Car Brand can consider them as the car of Germany.

Set of German Cars on the Road

German car brands are the pinnacle to engineering and execution

If Italians car brands value the aesthetic value of their products, Germany car manufacturers are on the complete opposite end of that pole. In fact, one prominent German car brand Porsche has been re-hashing the same basic design for their Porsche 911.

Nothing wrong with this the 911 is a perfectly beautiful car, but Porsche seems to be uninterested in drastically changing the look of the car altogether.

Volkswagen beetles on Display

German Car brands can be fun sometimes, to a certain point

Germans value proper engineering over external looks. Volkswagen’s cars have over the years been called bland such as the VW Golf and the Polo with their perfectly symmetrical and geometric shapes. No one’s ever called them ugly, however, but neither will it make your heart pound.

How to pronounce German Car Names

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3. Popular car brands from Germany


Noteworthy Models
Audi car logo
  • Audi A8
  • Audi TT
  • Audi A3
  •  Audi A6
  • Audi A1
Mercedes Benz logo
  • Passenger cars (CLA-Class, C-Class, GLK, R-Class, E-Class Wagon, CLS-Class, S-Class)
  • Luxury cars (CLA-Class, C-Class, E-Class, R-Class, E-Class Wagon, CLS-Class, S-Class Hybrid, S-Class, SL-Class, CL-Class)
  • Sports cars (SLK, SLS), SUVs/CROSSOVERS (GLK, M-Class, M-Class Hybrid, GL-Class, G-Class)
  • Vans and minivans (Sprinter)
BMW logo
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW X1
  • BMW M3
  • BMW X6
  • BMW X3
Volkswagen logo
  • Volkswagen Santana
  • Volkswagen Golf GTS
  • Volkswagen Lamando
  • Volkswagen Passat 
Porsche logo
  • Porsche 918
  • Porsche Macan 
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Cayman
  • Porsche Boxter
  • Porsche Panamera

>>> Refer to our car for sale section to find yourself an affordable German vehicle

Three of the more prestigious German Car Brands in Europe and around the World are Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi. These brands are well renowned for their Luxury exclusivity because of their price. Only the best of German engineering goes into these particular models.

German Cars on the Raod

Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi are fighting for the top spot in the global luxury car segment

It really can’t be helped that these companies although being compatriots can also be the bitterest of rivals. You can have a field day searching the internet for the funniest ads these companies actually put out against each other. All these barbs are of course sent out in jest, but you can't help feeling their burn at times.

Mercedes Benz Cars on Display

Efficient and almost methodical execution takes the lead on art and design

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4. How German car manufacturers stack up?

Among other European Countries, Germany based ones count for a great deal of the sales with the Volkswagen Group leading the charge.

You would think that a car brand from England would take the crown but thanks to the prestige that follows German automakers and their reputation for product excellence and precision engineering they remain to be one of the top carmakers in the world.

German Rivalry on the Track

The design may take a back seat in German cars but they still look damn good

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