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List of Cars
List of German Car Brands
In 1909 Audi Automobilwerke was established in
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
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
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
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
Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, Scani
a and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
has 9 different models
SUVs, Minivans, and
Diesel, hybrid, and
In 2001 Roland Gumpert, founded GUMPERT
The headquaters is in Altunberg, Germany
Intended to be a street-legal car ready for the race
Combines engineering excellence with a broad
automotive and racing competence.
Only produce one
model, the Apollo
It’s a 2-seater mid
engine sports car
Top speed 224 mph
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 is the the smallest German car manufacturer
and also the most profitable
There is a Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-
There are 5 different car models
Sedans, Sports Cars and SUVs
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
Daimler Corporate headquarters is located in
In 1952 Mercedes Benz came to US
Mercedes Benz is
responsible for many
technologies in cars, i.e.
airbags and ABS (anti-lock
Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Sports
Cars, Buses, Commercial
13 different car models
Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid
Mercedes Benz AMG
division of Mercedes
In 1967 Hans
Werner Aufrecht and
Focus on high
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
Cars, SUVs, Sports
cars, Motorcycles and
9 different car models
Diesel, Gasoline, and
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"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.
"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-
"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.