german car brands

Opel

Opel

German auto manufacturer Opel was founded in 1899. It was the first German car brand to institute assembly line manufacturing techniques in 1924. This innovation helped Opel to become a leading producer of automobiles. Its modern facilities, innovative designs and technological achievements More >

Porsche

Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche launched his engineering shop in 1931 after years of automotive experience working for Daimler Motors. Porsche developed a strong working relationship with Volkswagen and was instrumental in the design of the VW Beetle. This is the reason that the chassis of many of his early More >

Audi

Audi

German automobile manufacturer Audi is positioned as the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group. The company produces a range of vehicles from the super-mini to a crossover SUV. These models are available in a variety of body styles across a wide price range. All these different vehicles are marketed More >

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz, one of the world’s most well-known brands, traces its lineage back to 1886. It was in this year that the Benz Patent Motorwagen, the first car powered by a gasoline internal combustion engine, was created by Karl Benz. Later that year, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach converted a More >

Daimler

Daimler

One of the World’s First Auto Makers

In 1886 Gottlieb Daimler introduced the world to his motor carriage, a vehicle widely regarded as the first, four-wheeled automobile. Since these humble beginnings in Gottlieb Daimler’s experimental garage, Daimler Motors (a German company) has grown over the More >

BMW

BMW

The BMW auto manufacturer, also known as Bavarian Motor Works, began as a producer of aircraft engines, not automobiles. They produced engines throughout World War I, and shortly after the end of the war they moved into the production of cars and motorbikes. The history of their aircraft origins More >

Volkswagen

Volkswagen

Volkswagen (VW) is a German company that began in 1937 with the “People’s Car” designed by Ferdinand Porsche. It is controversial, but the Nazis formed Volkswagen in an attempt to change Europe’s auto industry by creating cheap, yet efficient cars “for the people”. The distinctive shape of the VW More >

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