There are countries that are known for producing fast cars while some are famous for their brilliant automobile engineering. If you are looking for both qualities in a car then the perfect place to go is Germany. This influential European country boasts of its list of automobile manufacturers that create some of the best cars in the world including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Porsche. This comes as no surprise because the first gas-powered car was invented by Karl Benz from Germany.
Collecting cars has become a hobby for many celebrities and famous sports personalities. Cars used to just be necessities that enabled people to get from one place to another, run errands and get to places that are too far for walking but too close for a plane ride. Today, this is no longer the case. Although cars remain part of our daily lives, there are kinds of cars that have already become luxuries, like those that come from Germany. If there are countries that are known for their pristine beaches, countries that are known for sushi or countries that are best known for wine, there is only country that comes to mind when you say fast, high-powered and brilliantly engineered cars: it is Germany. Being the place where the first patented automobile was born, Germany has always been responsible for the production of the most important cars in the history of the world.
If you are one of the lucky few who have massive amounts disposable income or cash lying around then here is a list of the hottest German cars you can buy in 2013:
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
There have been several variants of the Gran Coupe and its new addition is included in its four-door group unlike the former two-door versions. The 640i features a 3.0-liter, 315-hp turbocharged six-cylinder engine, while the 650i is packed with 4.4-liter 445-hp engine. The 640i and 650i both have a standard six-speed manual transmission, but the 650i has an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Other cool features include rear-wheeling and active steering as well as advanced chassis control systems.
Audi has made a comeback and a strong one at that. Trailing not far behind BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Audi, another German-made car made it to the top 10 list of the best cars to buy this year. The Audi A6, which underwent a redesigning process last year, was named the best luxury car in the influential Consumer Reports Top 2013 Cars List. No doubt, Audi’s multi-line phone system (read more) have probably been ringing nonstop. The 2013 Audi A6 offers enough electronic gadgets to give Bill Gates a migraine. Some are truly useful, like the optional head-up display that projects speed and navigation directions right on the windshield. The infotainment system offers a T-Mobile wireless data connection so you can perform internet-enabled searches for all sorts of things and send the addresses directly to the navigation system.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
The latest addition to the Porsche family is the Cayenne Turbo S which is packed with a 550-hp V8 bi-turbo engine. This SUV features an eight-speed manual transmission that can propel it to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. For better performance and handling, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has a Sport Chrono package and dynamic light system plus.
Refined and reinvented for a couple of years, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is probably the best choice among the coupe segments. This model has a diverse engine and is meticulously constructed and engineered. It also has a unique feature called Mercedes Attention Assist that monitors the driver for signs of inattention and drowsiness that can cause accidents. Another safety option is the Lane Tracking package, which adds a lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems.