There is a lure about German cars that make them a long-time favorite among dedicated auto enthusiasts. Why are brands like VW and Audi so favored by North American consumers? There’s an element about German automobiles that distinguishes them both in terms of feel and performance. Here are a few reasons why German-imported vehicles are so idolized by American consumers.
1. German Cars are Made for the Racetrack
German vehicles are legendary when it comes to racing. Auto racing hobbyists are familiar with Germany’s famous Nurburgring, which is the country’s and maybe even the world’s most famous motorsport complex. This is where prototype models are put to the ultimate speed and handling test.
2. German Roads
Here’s a fun fact: Germany has roughly 8,000 miles of roads that have zero posted speed limits. Naturally, this will produce cars that are destined to be speed demons.
3. Hellishly Powerful Engines
In America, a V8 (8-cylinder engine) is considered a huge upgrade. This is nothing, however, compared to a V12 that some German models have under the hood. To be fair, other European automakers, such as Jaguar and Ferrari, also utilize 12-cylinder engines, but manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes are known for their engine manufacturing plants where the most innovative engines are developed.
4. Germans Pioneered the Automotive Industry
The first internal combustion engine was patented in 1879 by German citizen Karl Benz. He would go on to patent the first automobile in 1886.
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