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German Automakers. By Joseph Deblois. Table of Contents. List of Cars Audi Volkswagon Gumpert Porsche Mercedes Benz BMW. List of German Car Brands. Artega CityEl DWK Horch Jetcar Lotec Wiesmann Wanderer Yes!. BMW Mercedes Benz Porsche Audi Volkswagon Gumpert Maybach

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German automakers
German Automakers

  • By Joseph Deblois


Table of contents
Table of Contents

  • List of Cars

  • Audi

  • Volkswagon

  • Gumpert

  • Porsche

  • Mercedes Benz

  • BMW


List of german car brands
List of German Car Brands

Artega

CityEl

DWK

Horch

Jetcar

Lotec

Wiesmann

Wanderer

Yes!

BMW

Mercedes Benz

Porsche

Audi

Volkswagon

Gumpert

Maybach

Opel

Isdera


Audi

  • In 1909 Audi Automobilwerke was established in Zwickau, Germany

  • In 1910 got a new company name Audiwerke GmbH

  • In 1932 the four german automakers came together to create the Auto Union AG

  • In 1969 Audi enters the U.S. market


Audi cont
Audi cont..

  • Owned by Volkswagon

  • Audi has 10 different car models.

  • Sedans, Wagons, SUVs and Sports Cars

  • Diesel and gasoline engines

  • Participate in all types of auto racing


Volkswagon
Volkswagon

  • Headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany

  • In 1937 the "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" company is founded

  • In 1938 it was renamed "Volkswagenwerk GmbH".

  • In 1955 Volkswagon enters the U.S. auto market


Volkswagon cont
Volkswagon cont..

  • One of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe.

  • The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in more than 153 countries.

  • The Volkswagon Group is made up of nine brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, Scania and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.


Volkswagon cont1
Volkswagon cont..

  • Today Volkswagon has 9 different models

  • Sedans, Wagons, SUVs, Minivans, and Convertibles

  • Diesel, hybrid, and gasoline


Gumpert
Gumpert

  • In 2001 Roland Gumpert, founded GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH

  • The headquaters is in Altunberg, Germany

  • Intended to be a street-legal car ready for the race track.

  • Combines engineering excellence with a broad automotive and racing competence.


Gumpert cont
Gumpert cont..

  • Only produce one model, the Apollo

  • It’s a 2-seater mid engine sports car

  • Top speed 224 mph


Porsche
Porsche

  • Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG was founded by Ferdinand Porsche

  • Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany

  • In 1948 first car with Porsche name was made

  • Ferdinand Porsche was a engineer that worked for many car manufacturers

  • In 1950 Porsche was introduced to U.S


Porsche cont
Porsche cont..

  • Porsche is the the smallest German car manufacturer and also the most profitable

  • There is a Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany

  • There are 5 different car models

  • Sedans, Sports Cars and SUVs


Mercedes benz
Mercedes Benz

  • Founded in 1886 by Karl Benz, Emil Jellinek, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach

  • In 1901 the first Mercedes Benz was built

  • In 1926 Daimler and Benz merged to form Daimler-Benz AG, and Mercedes-Benz was born.

  • Daimler Corporate headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany

  • In 1952 Mercedes Benz came to US


Mercedes cont
Mercedes cont..

  • Mercedes Benz is responsible for many technologies in cars, i.e. airbags and ABS (anti-lock brakes)

  • Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Sports Cars, Buses, Commercial Trucks

  • 13 different car models

  • Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid


Mercedes benz amg
Mercedes Benz AMG

  • High performance division of Mercedes Benz

  • In 1967 Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG

  • Focus on high horsepower and great handling.


BMW

  • Founded in 1917 Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke (BFW)

  • In 1918 became BMW AG

  • At the beginning they did not focus on building cars the did airplanes

  • In 1945 the BMW Munich plant was ordered, by US government, to be dismantled

  • In 1975 BMW USA was established


Bmw cont
BMW cont

  • Cars, SUVs, Sports cars, Motorcycles and Airplane engines

  • 9 different car models

  • Diesel, Gasoline, and Hyrbid


Works cited
Works Cited

  • "Rule of the Road." Getting Around Germany. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.gettingaroundgermany.info/regeln.shtml>.

  • "Audi History Chronicles." Audi USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/about/main/history/Chronicle.html>.

  • "About the Company." Volkswagon Group of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.volkswagengroupamerica.com/company/legacy.htm>.

  • "Gumpert History." Gumpert. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.gumpert.de/eng/historie.html>.

  • "Porsche History." Porsche. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/porschehistory/>.

  • "Mercedes Benz." Daimler. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.daimler.com/dccom/0-5-1224345-1-1250101-1-0-0-0-0-0-16626-7163-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html>.

  • "AMG History." Mercedes AMG. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.mercedes-amg.com/#/amg-history>.

  • "About Mercedes Benz USA." MBenz USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/about_us/companyinfo>.

  • "History." BMW Group. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr 2011. <http://www.bmwgroup.com/bmwgroup_prod/e/nav/index.html?http://www.bmwgroup.com/bmwgroup_prod/e/0_0_www_bmwgroup_com/home/home.html>.


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