Tag

German Cars

Browsing
The history of the automobile in Germany is long a lucrative. The Germans are renowned for delivering practical, functional vehicles that are durable and reliable. But not only that, they can be incredibly stylish too. Sadly, Britain has lost much of its car making industry. But the Germans are still developing pioneering cars. Cars that are breaking records and changing expectations. As well all love a countdown, let’s take a look at the best German car manufacturers to keep an eye on.



Volkswagen



With a history dating back to the 1930s, VW hold a place in the heart of car lovers all over. They’ve produced some of the most iconic vehicles on the road today. This includes the loveable Beetle and hippie-friendly campervan.

Known as the ‘peoples car’, VW continue to make some of the most reliable cars you can take out on the road today.




Porsche



The word Porsche has become synonymous with sexy. Thanks to their hard working German design team, Porsche cars are some of the most coveted vehicles around. They’re known for impeccable style and sensational speed. 


They continue to break barriers and remain loved by teenage boys all over the world. The distinctive shape of the Porsche Carrera GT  is instantly recognisable all over the world. There are now Porsche enthusiast clubs that partake in rallies in Germany and internationally.





BMW



Where Porsche is all about sex appeal, BMW is all about style. A favourite of those in the world of business and leisure, BMW is one of the most respected car brands in the world. James Bond even took a break from his beloved Aston Martin to take a spin in a BMW. Although admittedly it didn’t end up in the best condition (though his cars rarely do). It has been existence since 1917 so you can be sure these guys know what their doing.




Mercedes



This is another iconic German brand with a rich history of pioneering design. They’re perhaps the only car company to have inspired an instantly recognisable song: “oh lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz”. With their headquarters still based in Germany, Mercedes are very much an international company. Mercedes provides services for buyers and owners of Mercedes vehicles in the UK. And when you’re a Mercedes driver, you want only the finest service.




Audi
Known for producing some of the best quality automobiles on the market, Audi are a trusted name in the world of car engineering. They are among the best-selling luxury cars in the world. One of the most recognisable products from Audi is the Audi TT. They seemed to be everywhere on roads throughout Europe and America for the best part of the 2000s. Jeremy Clarkson may have described them as a “hairdressers car”, but that didn’t halt their popularity. Audi has origins that date back to before the 19th century. As with other German car manufacturers, they’re known for combining reliability with luxury.

As you can see, the Germans have to be thanked for playing their part in developing some of the most loved cars in the world. Danke Deutschland!

Mercedes-Benz has gone through something of a makeover in recent years. For years, the premium marque got associated with older people that wanted executive models. The German firm is desperate to appeal to younger audiences. Their current models are more appealing to such markets nowadays.



Even their high-performance AMG brand has had a makeover. Now known as “Mercedes-AMG” one appealing example is the C 63 Saloon. If you want a practical car that doesn’t make you feel thirty years older, this model is for you! But what’s so great about it? Let me share with you some of the C 63’s main selling points:



It has a beast under the bonnet



When you buy a high-performance saloon car, one thing’s for certain. You will want to know how powerful the car is on the road! The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 doesn’t disappoint. As standard, it comes with a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine.



It’ll get you from zero to 60mph in 4.0 seconds flat. And it can offer a top speed of 155 mph. This is electronically limited, of course. If you de-restricted it, you could get closer to 200 mph! The engine also boasts peak power of 476 brake horsepower.

It looks like a sleeper



The thing about AMG models is they look subtle and blend in well with any environment. Some car makers prefer to make their performance models stick out like a sore thumb. That isn’t the case with the C 63 Saloon.



Take a look at https://www.mercedes-benz.inchcape.co.uk to see what I mean. There is no outlandish styling. Just subtle styling that will surprise anyone when you put the pedal to the metal! I’m a big fan of sleepers, so I’m probably biased when I say I love the styling on the C 63 Saloon!







The V8 engine does have some green credentials



When you buy a high-performance car, little effort gets made to make it an eco-friendly model. Sure, you could buy models like the BMW i8, for example. But, making a thirsty V8 greener is akin to getting blood out of a stone!



Somehow, the engineering team at Mercedes-AMG have managed to do that! According to the car maker, the C 63 Saloon’s V8 bi-turbo engine boasts CO2 emissions of 192 g/km. That’s also good news for people that loathe having to pay high car tax amounts.

It looks dynamic and smart for a Mercedes saloon



Most people are indifferent to the styling of a Mercedes-Benz saloon. The C 63 AMG version looks quite appealing and dynamic. Take its front-end, for example. It comes with an AMG-specific front grille and LED headlights. The front apron also sets it off well and makes it looks mean without being outlandish.



The car sits on 18-inch alloy wheels, although you can upgrade to 19s if you wish. With its chiselled lines and AMG side skirts, there’s no denying this is a sporty C 63!






The interior is more comfortable than your living room sofa



Sit inside the interior of a Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon and you’ll soon realise one thing. The cabin of this car is so comfortable; you don’t want to leave it! As standard, the model comes with AMG sports seats covered in Nappa leather.



The rear seats are quite practical and offer a split folding 40:20:40 design. Meanwhile, the ambient lighting offers five dimming levels with three different colours! Now you don’t have to get into your car at night and get blinded by the lights. Nor do you need to feel disappointed by the lacklustre illumination.



Take a look at this video to see what it’s like inside the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon


The SPEEDSHIFT transmission is perfect for the V8



When you buy a car these days, it’s likely that you’ll see more automatic models offered than manuals. That’s the case even in Europe where people traditionally bought manual cars in the past.



There’s a reason for that fact: modern automatics are more efficient than manuals. You’ll notice that the auto versions of most cars use less fuel yet offer the same power output from the engine.



The SPEEDSHIFT automatic in the C 63 Saloon is no different. It’s a seven-speed unit that offers various driving “modes” to suit your needs. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving on the road or a race track. You’ll find a transmission mode that is best for the driving conditions.




You can see more of the sky with a panoramic sunroof



It goes without saying that you need to keep your eyes on the road when you’re driving. But, if you’ve parked up somewhere and are relaxing for a few minutes, you might want to lie back in your seat.



One optional extra on the Mercedes-AMG 6 63 Saloon is the electric panoramic sunroof. Even your rear seat passengers can enjoy a direct view of the sky with it.




The COMAND Online system is brilliant for smartphone users



As you might expect, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 is rather packed full of technology. One notable example is the “COMAND Online” system. In a nutshell, it allows your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to link up with the car.



You can then stream music, make and receive calls and even go online using COMAND Online. What’s more, it also offers an innovative satellite navigation system. It’s also linked to a DVD Player and hard drive. In many respects, it’s like having a PC in your car!




It’s affordable to maintain



You might think that an AMG will cost a small fortune to maintain and repair. But, it might shock you to learn the costs are quite reasonable! Sure, it’s not as cheap to run as a Ford Fiesta, for example. But, considering this is a high-performance model, the maintenance costs are low.

I’d recommend entrusting the maintenance of this car only with skilled AMG technicians. You’ll also find some third-party specialists around. Just don’t let anyone else touch your car!