German car brands

German car brands have gained a reputation for producing high-quality cars that are known for their performance, engineering, and reliability

Volkswagen logo 2020-present

Volkswagen logo

Volkswagen logo Volkswagen Brand Overview Founded 1937 Founder German Labour Front (DAF) Headquarters Wolfsburg, Germany Official Website Volkswagen, often abbreviated as VW, is a German car manufacturer that was established in 1937. It is the flagship brand of the Volkswagen Group, which is currently the world’s largest automaker by sales. The company has its …

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Smart logo 2002-present

Smart logo

Smart logo Smart Brand Overview Founded February 1994 (marque) 2019 (joint venture) Founder Nicolas Hayek -1994 Mercedes-Benz AG, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – 2019 Headquarters Böblingen, Germany Official Website Smart is a German automotive manufacturer that specializes in producing compact cars. The company is a division of Daimler AG and is based in Böblingen, …

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Ruf logo 1939-present

RUF logo

Ruf logo Ruf Brand Overview Founded 1939   Founder Alois Ruf Sr. Headquarters Pfaffenhausen, Germany Official Website Ruf Automobile GmbH, commonly known as RUF, is a German car manufacturer based in Pfaffenhausen. Founded in 1939 as an agricultural equipment manufacturer, the company shifted its focus to building Porsche cars in the 1970s. RUF initially …

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Porsche logo 1963-present

Porsche logo

Porsche logo Porsche Brand Overview Founded 1931 Founder Ferdinand Porsche Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany Official Website Porsche is a world-renowned German automaker that is known for producing high-performance sports cars, luxury sedans, and SUVs. The company was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, who was an Austrian automotive engineer. Initially, the company was involved in …

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Opel logo 2020-present

Opel logo

Opel logo Opel Brand Overview Founded 1862 Founder Adam Opel Headquarters Rüsselsheim am Main, Hesse, Germany Official Website Opel is a renowned German car manufacturer that has a rich history dating back to 1862. The company, officially known as Opel Automobile GmbH, was founded by Adam Opel and bears his family name. Over the …

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Mercedes Benz logo 2009-present

Mercedes Benz logo

Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz Brand Overview Founded 28 June 1926 Founder Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler & Wilhelm Maybach Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany Official Website Mercedes Benz is one of the most well-known and respected car manufacturers in the world, with a history that spans over a century. The company has a reputation for producing …

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Maybach logo 1997-2013

Maybach logo

Maybach logo Maybach Brand Overview Founded 1909 Founder Wilhelm Maybach Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany Official Website Maybach is a historic German luxury car brand that was founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach. The company initially produced engines and later expanded into the production of experimental cars. Maybach’s vehicles quickly became known for their luxurious design …

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Apollo Automobil logo 2016-present

Apollo Automobil logo

Apollo Automobil logo Apollo Automobil Brand Overview Founded 2004 as Gumpert 2016 renamed to Apollo Automobil GmbH Founder Roland Gumpert Headquarters Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany Official Website Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, now known as Apollo Automobil, is a German high-performance car manufacturer founded by former Audi director Roland Gumpert in 2004. The company is based in …

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Gemballa logo 2017-present

Gemballa logo

Gemballa logo Gemballa Brand Overview Founded 19812010 (new company) Founder Uwe Gemballa Headquarters Leonberg, Germany Official Website Gemballa is a German-based car manufacturer that specializes in creating new models and providing tuning services for high-end brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and McLaren. The company’s headquarters is located in Leonberg, Germany, where its main facilities …

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DKW logo 1949-1966

DKW logo

DKW logo DKW Brand Overview Founded 1916 Founder Jörgen Skafte Rasmussen Headquarters Zschopau, Germany (1906-1932) Chemnitz (1932-1949) Ingolstadt (1949-1969) Official Website No official website DKW is a German car and motorcycle manufacturer that has played a significant role in the history of the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1916 and was initially focused …

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