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Are Cars With German Engineering Really the Best You Can Buy?

German Engineering often comes to mind when thinking of quality car brands. Volkswagens, Audis, Mercedes, Porsches and BMWs are often touted as being some of the best vehicles you can buy.  German cars can have complex mechanisms that require specialist attention. When correctly serviced and maintained, they could be on the road for over 200,000 miles.

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The History of German Engineering

Many of the world’s highest performance vehicles are German made. There’s an extensive history of German car manufacturing. The first petrol vehicle to successfully go into production was designed by Karl Benz in 1885.

Benz went on to co-found the Mercedes-Benz brand that we know today in 1926. BMW and Porsche followed shortly behind Benz in the late 1920s and 1930s.

Volkswagen then launched in the 1940s, but became majorly successful in the 1950s. They sold their VW Beetle at a more affordable price point than its rivals as a ‘car for the people’, which is a literal translation of the name Volkswagen.

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Why German Engineering Is The Best

We’ve put together a list of all the reasons why we think German engineering is great. We associate their cars with a great work ethic, a keen eye for detail and unparalleled performance.


It’s no secret that German engineering has created some of the most powerful performance vehicles in the world. Germany is home to the Autobahn, where the fastest users achieve speeds of 135mph on the regular. Despite UK roads being restricted to 70mph, many car enthusiasts prefer German engineering for their power and speed potential.

Reliability & Style

German cars are generally accepted as being reliable vehicles. They’re designed to last for a long time and don’t ever seem to go out of style. Think back to the Volkswagen T2, for example. These vans were designed in the 60’s and remain incredibly popular today. Many of Volkswagen’s vehicles are considered to be collectors pieces.


German cars are made for European roads. This means that they’re ideal for the wide variety of lanes throughout the UK. American cars are manufactured to suit American roads, which is why Tesla owners find that their vehicles feel too wide for the UK’s narrow and windy roads.

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Volkswagen & Audi Centre Specialise in German Engineering in Gloucestershire

We’re German car enthusiasts, specialising in the repair, servicing and MOT of Volkswagens and Audis. This means that we can offer specialist parts and services for VWs and Audis that are of the same quality as an official dealer.

If you’ve made the wise decision to purchase a German car, choose Volkswagen & Audi Centre for your maintenance. We’re a genuine alternative to your main dealer, which means you’ll receive a dealer-standard service for a fraction of the cost.

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