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German Car Brands

The petrol-engined automobile was invented in Germany by Karl Benz. Germany is famous for the high-performance and high-quality sports cars made by Porsche, and the cars of Mercedes, BMW and Audi are famous for their quality and technological innovation.

As of December 2019, Volkswagen Group is the largest automobile manufacturer in the world (based on 2019 unit sales).

Let's take a look! Which car brands are on the list.

Ultra-luxury, Luxury Car Brands

Mercedes-Benz is the most popular luxury car brand. Mercedes-Benz is described by fans as Reliable, Well made, Good quality, Expensive and Luxurious. followed by BMW and Audi.

Porsche is the most popular luxury sports car brand. According to the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey: 2020 Brand Ranking, The most reliable German car brands was Porsche.

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    1909-Present Maybach Ultra-luxury Cars
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    1931-Present Porsche Luxury Sports Cars
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    1926-Present Mercedes-Benz Luxury Vehicles
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    1916-Present BMW Luxury Vehicles
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    1909-Present Audi Luxury Vehicles
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    1994-Present Smart Luxury Small Cars

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Mass Market Brands

In the popular market, Volkswagen Marque and Opel are most well known.

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    1937-Present Volkswagen Mass-Market Cars
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    1862-Present Opel Mass-Market Cars
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    1919-Present Borgward Mass-Market Cars

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Sports Car Brands

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    2004-Present Apollo Sports Cars
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    2006-Present Artega Sports Cars
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    1959-Present Melkus Sports Cars
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    1971-Present Bitter Sports-Luxury
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    1969-Present Isdera Sports Cars

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High Performance

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    1972-Present BMW M High Performance
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    1967-Present Mercedes-AMG High Performance
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    1983-Present Audi Sport High Performance
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    1965-Present Alpina High Performance
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    1977-Present Brabus High Performance

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Car Tuning, Car Modification

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    2001-Present 9ff Car Tuning
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    1939-Present RUF Car Tuning
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    1989-Present Carlsson Car Tuning
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    1987-Present TechArt Car Tuning
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    1896-Present ABT Car Tuning
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    1989-Present Mansory Car Modification

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Manufacturer, Truck, Bus, Other

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    1886-Present Daimler Manufacturer
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    1758-Present MAN Trucks
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    1951-Present Setra Bus
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    1988-Present Wiesmann Convertibles
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    1969-Present EDAG Concept Cars

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Defunct Car Brands

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    2004-2013 Gumpert Supercars
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    1955-1991 Wartburg Automobiles
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    1916-1966 DKW Automobiles
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    1908-1963 Lloyd Manufacturer
  • 5
    1896-1945 Wanderer Automobiles
  • 6
    1904-1932 Horch Luxury Cars

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Largest Car Companies

Rank Company Country
*1 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany
*2 Toyota logoToyota Japan
*3 Daimler logoDaimler Germany
*4 Ford logoFord Motor United States
*5 General Motors logoGeneral Motors United States

Largest Tire Manufacturers

Rank Company Country
*1 Bridgestone logoBridgestone Japan
*2 Michelin logoMichelin France
*3 Goodyear logoGoodyear United States
*4 Continental logoContinental Germany
*5 Sumitomo logoSumitomo Japan