German cars in all its glory

German cars have always been known for their quality. In the whole world, probably, there are no car enthusiasts who would not hear about German cars. Moreover, they all know that this is an example of prestige and comfort. Therefore, no one is surprised by the fact that car brands in Germany have been and remain among the leaders of the car market.

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Production of cars in Germany began almost 130 years ago. It is surprising that this modest country by geographic standards occupies a huge niche in the automotive market. However, it is not surprising: no one would ever doubt anybody about the highest quality of German cars, and this is not their only advantage. Numerous world rallies have proved their excellent reliability and practicality of German cars.

German cars and their manufacturers


Founded - 1909. Headquarters - Ingolstad. The name “Audi” has an interesting history: the surname of the company's founder (Augustus Horch) translates as “listen” or “listen”, and for the name of his company he began to use a variant of this word in Latin, more understandable to us in the English version - “audio”.

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In 2012, the ranking of the best used cars was published, according to which Audi cars won first place (Audi A6).

Not less interesting fact: German youth chooses Audi. According to the Center of Automotive poll, residents of Germany up to 25 years old would like to drive a car with four rings. Therefore, cars from Germany please even young people who are not surprised at all now.

Popular Audi models in Russia (price range from 1.2 to 6.5 million rubles):

  • Audi A4 - compact sedan, but smart enough;Audi A4
  • Audi A6 - is considered a business class car, until 1994 it was called the Audi 100;Audi a6
  • Audi A7 - grandtourism class, fastback, but still a platform from the A6;Audi A7
  • Audi TT - compact coupe;audi tt
  • Audi A8 - a powerful and modern executive class car;Audi A8
  • Audi Q7 - a huge SUV;Audi Q7
  • Audi A5 - sports coupe, based on the A4.Audi А5


Founded in 1917. Headquarters - Munich. The name of the auto concern is an abbreviation formed according to the principle very clear to the Russian philistine from the full name “Bavarian Motor Plants”. There are two versions of using blue and white colors in the BMW logo. According to the first, the image is stylized as a propeller, pointing to the experience of the company producing aircraft engines. The second version: these are the symbolic colors of Bavaria.

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Interesting facts: Over the past 30 years, the company has shown annual profit growth. Three times in its history, BMW risked going bankrupt, but each time it miraculously got out of difficult situations and is now one of the most stable.

The company has 5 factories in Germany, and in other countries around the world there are also factories for the production and assembly of BMW cars.

Popular BMW models in Russia (price range from 1.2 to 6.5 million rubles):

  • BMW 3er (3 Series) - compact and smart sedan;BMW 3
  • BMW 5er (5 series) - a full-fledged sedan, can be a car for a businessman, as well as a family car;BMW 5
  • BMW 7er (7 series) - a purely representative class, luxury cars;BMW 7
  • BMW X3 is a compact version of the jeep, more suitable for women;BMV H3
  • BMW X5 - fast and powerful crossover, the choice of a man;BMV H5
  • The BMW X6 is a medium-sized crossover that can be safely called an SUV with the makings of a sport.BMV H6

Mercedes Benz

Founded in 1926. Headquarters - Stuttgart. Formed by the merger of Daimler-Motor-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz. "Mercedes" in the name of the company appeared thanks to the first car of the same name, released by DMG in 1899. That was the name of the daughter of a race car driver, an entrepreneur, and a member of the board of the company, Emil Ellinek.


Трехлучевая звезда логотипа символизирует три стихии: сушу, воздух и воду. Это объясняется успехами компании еще и в производстве авиа- и судовых двигателей. Позже три луча стали означать триединство автомобилей Mercedes Benz для: водителя, пассажира, автомеханика.

Mercedes Benz не нуждается в представлении: это стиль, образ успеха, элегантности и аристократизма. Именно Мерседес немного похож на некоторые американские марки автомобилей.

Популярные в России модели Mercedes Benz (диапазон цен от 1,2 до 7 млн. руб.):

  • C-Class - compact, smart and inexpensive car;mercedes c class
  • The E-Class is a family sedan, but can rip off a sports car;mercedes e class
  • M-Class - a crossover with off-road and sports characteristics;mercedes m class
  • The S-Class is a German executive car with the most advanced technology. The most top version is the Mercedes S65 AMG, this car has a lot.mercedes s class
  • G-Class - or simply Mercedes Gelendvagen, the price of this car starts from 85,000 euros, but this is a real SUV, which differs in its sporty characteristics. Despite his aerodynamics, he is able to accelerate to a hundred in no more than 5 seconds.Gelendwagen 2013


Founded in 1862. The headquarters is Rüsselsheim. The first car released in 1899. Interestingly, the logo in the form of lightning passing through the letter "O", first appeared on the trucks. And only in 1964 it began to be applied to all Opel cars.

Low price, good maintainability, affordable spare parts, a decent level of comfort and good dynamics - that's what Opel is today.

Popular Opel models in Russia (price range from 0.5 to 2 million rubles):

  • Opel Astra - small car, which has a small fuel consumption;Opel Astra
  • Opel Corsa - supermini car, perfect for a girl;Opel Corsa
  • Opel Insignia - a mid-size car;opel insignia 2013
  • Opel Vectra - family sedan, smart enough and comfortable;Opel Vectra
  • Opel Zafira - is considered a compact van, perfect for a trip to the country.Opel Zafira


Founded - 1931. Headquarters - Stuttgart. The logo depicts a coat of arms on which black and red elements and deer antlers are symbols of Swabia (the land of Germany is the capital of Stuttgart), and the horse in the center is placed in honor of the fact that the city of Stuttgart began its history as a horse farm.


It is the most profitable automaker in the world (profit from each sold car). Porsche specializes in luxury sports cars. Relatively recently, the production of SUVs began.

Interesting fact: many people put a stress on the company name: Porsche or Porche. Since the founder of the company, Ferdinand Porsche, is German, his name must be read according to the rules of German phonetics: Porsche.

Popular Porsche models in Russia (price range from 2.5 to 10 million rubles):

  • The Porsche 911 is a purely sports car, but it can often be found on our roads;Porsche 911
  • Porsche Cayenne - sports SUV, in this and the whole thing, faster than the English Range Rover Sport;Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Cayman - two-door sports car;Porsche Cayman
  • Porsche Panamera is a five-door, grand touring class with sporting characteristics.Porsche Panamera


Founded in 1937. Headquarters - Wolfsburg. This brand owes its appearance to the notorious Adolf Hitler, who in 1933 entrusted the development of the “people's car” to Daimler-Benz and Porsche companies (the name of the automobile brand is translated from German).


It was required that the car was reliable and strong, and most importantly affordable for the people of Germany. The logo and reflects, in fact, the abbreviated name of the company: the letters V and W.

Today, the Volkswagen Group is the largest car concern uniting such well-known automakers as Volkswagen, Audi, Porshe, Skoda, SEAT and Bentley.

Popular Volkswagen models in Russia (price range from 0.5 to 3 million rubles):

  • Volkswagen Golf - a compact, lightweight and fast car, if you put a powerful engine under the hood;Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Jetta - a small family sedan for the city;Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volkswagen passat – полнокровный седан, отлично подойдет для длительных поездок;Volkswagen passat
  • Volkswagen Polo - original and compact car;Volkswagen Polo
  • Volkswagen Tiguan - a small jeep, a great female version;Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volkswagen Touareg - a fairly large SUV with an acceptable cross, at the level of Range Rover Sport 2014.Volkswagen Touareg

We looked at the most famous German cars, and among them you can easily choose the most liked car to taste, and the prices for German cars are quite democratic, there are many different modifications, so even a Mercedes of a representative class can be bought at a bargain price.