2013 Audi R8

Ten reasons why German cars are wildly popular

There are many reasons why the world is buying German flagship cars like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche at record numbers. They are what people want.

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche are all experiencing record sales numbers this year with their luxury and high-performance brands, and this is at a time when gasoline prices are up and most buyers worldwide are cutting back. Logically this doesn’t make much sense, but the German brands are doing very well selling their premium cars and expensive performance cars with powerful engines.

According to an article by CNN Money, in the first five months of this year, BMW's global sales are up 6.4%, Porsche has gained 13%, and Audi is a remarkable 14% better off. Buyers worldwide are scooping up the luxury German brands at record levels and they are forecasting even better sales numbers for 2013. But there are ten good reasons why, according to CNN Money, that our German friends enjoy a unique advantage.

1. A long History to draw from
The Germans have been building cars longer than anyone else. Karl Benz patented one of the first internal combustion engines back in the 1879. In 1886 he received a patent for his first automobile. The Germans have been at this thing for a long time and they love their cars.

2. Racing success
The Germans have a rich and storied racing history. And the famed Nurburgring that is nicknamed the “Green Hell’, is where legends are born. The Germans know that technology is developed at the track before it makes its way to production vehicles.


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Change this line: 5. Technology is supreme CNN Money notes that "Engineers occupy a high pedestal in a country that prizes technology and craftsmanship." Just look at the diesel engine that the Germans perfected for their passenger cars. The world is just beginning to catch up with this fuel-efficient technology. 5. Technology is a lie