Vehicle manufacturers from Germany are considered one of the recognized standards of quality in the automotive market. An ordinary person knows only the most famous brands of German cars, such as Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, but in fact there are many more of them, and in fact they all have a very interesting history. It is proposed to consider in a few words all German car brands, to slightly lift the veil of secrecy over the automotive industry of the country so respected in its market segment.

Major manufacturers

Unlike brands, some of which may be manufactured in the same plant, there are somewhat fewer German car manufacturers. For example, modern large German car companies: Audi, BMW, Opel, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche. True, almost all of the above manufacturers have a number of brands, let’s say, not characteristic of their name, and produced not under the auspices of Germany, but in various countries of the world. Nevertheless, these are well-established players in the car market not only in their region, but also far beyond its borders. It is thanks to these firms that German car brands are considered the best in the world.

Small producers

However, there is still a German car manufacturer with a rather modest annual output. As a rule, these are factories and companies specializing in the production of relatively expensive models, names of vehicles that come out of hand-assembled workshops in small batches. For example, these are such German car brands as the same Maybach, or the relatively recently created Wiesmann, Gumpert.

Liquidated producers

As there are departed German car brands, so you can meet manufacturers who have left the industry. The reasons are sometimes the most banal – the lack of competitive models, the high cost of cars, the weak technical component, the influence of economic factors.

For example, no light vehicles were produced by Barkas, as a result of a weak market position, the popular manufacturer ended its existence in obscurity. True, its products can still be found on the streets – buses are incredibly popular with fans of retro-style vehicles, but that’s how the German car brand Barkas ceased to exist anyway. The DKW concern should also be included here, the technical component of whose cars was weak, and motorcycle sales were insignificant. As a result, the company simply left the market, opening the way for young and promising companies.

Interesting logos of car manufacturers in Germany

No less than the number of brands and manufacturers of automotive products in Germany, the history of their logos is also striking. For example, the Aaglander brand logo looks stylish and practical. It evokes shades of the strata of high society, the shield decorated with a crown looks just perfect, in a way reminiscent of the noble coat of arms. By the way, Alpina has a very attractive logo, with automotive parts located in it, as a tribute to the industry in which the concern itself operates.

It has a unique history and the Audi logo, because few people realize that it symbolizes the merger of four other manufacturing companies that formed this concern in 1934. When these companies were merged, the original concept of the logo was to connect them, but the owners of the concern accepted the fact that the design of the four combined logos looked cumbersome and irrational and simply decided to replace it with four rings.

On the Gumpert Apollo logo there is an image of a griffin, a mythological creature, as if conveying the very atmosphere in which the manufacturer directly works. Gembalia’s logo is an ordinary shield, on which the name of the company is applied in stylized letters, as well as the attitude towards vehicle tuning. The Brennabor logo looks somewhat interesting, namely, a stylized image on the original background of the capital letter “B”.