Cruising down the Autobahn, Germany’s super modern highway, you will notice a particular fast lane meant for particular cars, the German machines. Germany has been manufacturing superb automobiles fir a century and a quarter now. With over 6 million vehicles scheduled for production this year, this number puts the European country up north fifth highest automobile manufacturer in the world. German cars are super-fast, safe, durable and luxurious. Owning a German machine is one thing, owning a super expensive super car is a whole different thing. Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes dominate the list but Opel and Volkswagen are slowly turning attention their way, and you’d better believe they are not that far behind.
Let us look at the best and the most expensive German cars of 2017 to date.
10. Audi S8 – price $114,900
Audi are known for their precise designs, creativity, innovation and a sporty theme on their cars. When they built this model they did not disappoint. It has brute power charged by a twin turbo V-8 engine that gives over 605 horsepower. It’s all wheel drive system makes it a comfortable drive. It has a sumptuous interior that is breathtaking. With a top speed of 304kph it is unstoppable on the road. It will hit 100 in 3.3 seconds and this number just keeps going up, and fast. If you are planning on going for this one, you might need to leave the kids at home, and fasten your seatbelts when behind the wheel.
9. BMW 6 Series – price $122,000
Originally started in 2003 the 2016 BMW 6 Series cars are nothing short of pure power. The 6 Series comes with a 3.0 or 4.4 litre turbocharged petrol or diesel engines. It can produce up to 552 horse power 37 more than the previous models. It has an impeccable Dynamic Drive System that greatly reduces body roll. These models have an upgraded suspension, bigger braking pads and a dual clutch 7-speed paddle-shift box. It takes just 4.2 seconds to reach 100Kph. The 6 Series has better rear wheel drive handling, outstanding braking performance and a better driving experience.
8. Mercedes-Benz GLS550 – price $124,000
The automotive giants outstandingly built this model. It perfectly incorporates everything needed to make a SUV a true SUV. It has a 449 horsepower twin turbo V-8 engine. It is an all-wheel drive with a nine speed automatic paddle shift box. Its safety tech is outstanding. It comes with cross-wind assist, collision prevention assist and brake assist. With a top speed of 213Kph it takes 5.6 seconds from 0 – 100 km. The premium versions of the GLS550 version go for as much as $124,000
7. Audi RS7 – price $129,000
The RS7 is nothing less than pure performance, power and technology. This car proves that some monsters are real. It packs a spectacular 4.0 litre V-8 engine with about 560 horsepower. It has an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive. Its low suspension compliments its breathtaking looks. It has a sleek and sporty look. Its fastback and 20 inch wheels give it an aggressive look. Its interior is sumptuous with pure leather. This model reckons performance. It does 0 – 100Kph in just less than 3.6 seconds. This drive surely can make other sport cars jealous.
6. BMW M4 – price $133,205
This car is built for speed. Its explosive acceleration and razor sharp handling gives it a cutting edge over other coupes. It has a twin turbo inline-six engine that gives out up to 493 horsepower. This car comes with the Legendary Performance kit. It takes a mere 3.8 seconds for it to clock 100Kph. It can reach a top speed of up to 261 Kph. The car has a super sleek design giving it that sport and aggressive look. The interior is super smooth and tech packed. This car portrays pure luxury and sport at the same time.
5. Audi A8 L – price $137,900
This car is the pinnacle of German design. This sedan is impressively designed to outdo its competitors. It has a 4.0 litre twin turbo V-8 engine that gives up to 450 horsepower. Its good suspension, pin-point handling and impeccable braking make it a monster on the road especially on a twisty road. It has a standard all wheel and a rear seat comfort package that complements the interior. For a car with such much power, it clocks 3.9 seconds from 0 to 100Kph. It has a top speed of about 210Kph.
4. BMW i8 – price $140,700
It’s the world’s first and only petrol-electric hybrid supercar ever built. Triple pistons combusting internally, a gush of electron and a lot of carbon fiber and aluminum are the cars main ingredients. It produces up to 359 horsepower. BMW I8 is packed with an all-wheel drive system. Its slick sci-fi design gives it that outstanding look. This car is packed with laser headlights that produce white light that is safe for oncoming cars. It takes 4.0 seconds for it to speed up from 0 – 100Kph. It reaches a top speed of 250Kph. The car has an impeccable gently cruise performance unlike other cars. It is very comfortable and can meander through traffic with great ease just like any other sedan.
3. 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS – price $159,600
It is packed with twin turbo 4.4 litre V-8 engine which cooks about 442 horsepower. The 2.5 ton SUV is strong enough to do 5.0 seconds from 0-100Kph. Its active exhaust system produces as musical sound to the driver’s ears. This model does not come with manual transmission but has a perfect eight-speed automatic that comes with shift paddles. The GTS has pro handling in any weather condition. It boasts impeccable roll stiffness and good steering responses even with a lower suspension. It has a stress free performance which complements the driving experience. It can reach a high speed of up to 210Kph.
2. 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S – price $194,600
This model from Stuttgart is the full package. Its masterful handling is one to die for. Its soulful engine and indefatigable brakes make it a master piece. The most surprising component of this care is its respectable fuel economy. It has a twin turbocharging engine that produces over 550 horsepower. Its super sleek interior makes it a comfortable daily drive type of car but still makes it a racing car. Its interior can put to shame other cars of its caliber. The all-wheel drive is insanely fast. It does 0-100 Kph in just 3.0 seconds.
1. 2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo S – price $263,900
The 2016 Porsche Panamera is one of the highest performing luxury sedans in the market currently. It has a high caliber handling complimented by a high performance engine. It is good on the corners with no under steer. The Turbo S is packed with a 4.8 liter V-8 engine that produces 570 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0-100 Kph in just 3.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 315Kph. This car feels like a rocket. The turbo engine sounds wicked in sports mode. The Turbo S has a standard All- wheel drive making it more nimble than other sedans. Its braking system is impeccable. Generally, this beauty is a smooth sleek ride that can be both a daily car and a sporty monster.
Germans continue to break the ice when it comes to producing high performance vehicles. They focus on safety as a number one priority. With almost every German car maker having received various road safety awards, it is a no brainer that they can only improve. The best thing about German cars is that they are not that expensive, but they will take you where you go fast and safely. It is still amazing how they manage to keep fuel consumption almost the same or even lower than most luxury vehicles.