26 Dec A Look at Some of the Most Iconic German Cars
For car enthusiasts, there’s no doubt that Germany is so far one of the most prolific countries in terms of producing automotive treasures. The country has a deserved reputation as being the home to the best automakers of the world.
Over the years, Germany has delivered to the world various car models that even became status symbols and part of the pop culture. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the famous and remarkable products of the Deutschland.
Launched back in 2016 under the sports car class, the Audi R8 is a dashing two-seater stunner. It shares some architectural touches with that of classic Porsche looks. Still, it bears the iconic ‘big mouth’ front grille that all of the brand’s cars have.
It is available as an open-top Spyder and a coupé which makes it even more dazzling as a supercar. Its contoured back and strong lines make it easy to spot even at a distance. This car proved that Audi also shares its sister companies’ prowess in making sports cars.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Defining the retro era is the 300SL Gullwing released back in 1954-1963. It was the highlight of the 1954 New York Auto Show. This sports car is retro-meets-innovation. It boasts the first-ever production of the fuel injection engine and was the fastest car during its heydays. Its classy and vintage exterior makes it a hot collector’s item even on this day.
One major feature of the 300SL Gullwing is its unique door design. It sports a gull-wing door that makes it a distinctive auto then and now. This single-door vehicle deserves all the wondering eyes whenever it hits the road.
BMW 1 Series
Zooming back in the earlier years, the BMW 1 Series is probably one of the most popular auto series of the early 2000s. It was released in 2004 as a subcompact executive car, and true enough, almost all formal functions were adorned by these luxury cars.
Today, the BMW1 Series is on its second generation and still a famous entry-level car in the BMW brand. It has a lower price point compared to other BMW cars. Its simple beauty is the image of BMW’s high spec finish and excellent driving performance.
If we’re going to talk about vintage cars, the roster wouldn’t be complete without the Porsche 356. Released from 1950-1955, this mini sports car is a true classic. It belongs to the first car production of Porsche and is one of the 50 cars ever made on the first run.
The two-seater version was then produced with more than 70,000 units that are costing thousands of dollars in auction houses today.
If there’s one car that has been slated in the history of pop culture, it would be the VF Beetle. It’s called “the people’s car” produced from 1983 up to 2003. This bug is an economy car majorly designed to lower the price so the masses can buy it.
Over the two decades of production, the VF Beetle has gained a massive cult. This doesn’t come as a surprise since you can spot a Beetle even if it’s two blocks away!