It's an inviolable sanctuary, no German government could afford to
invalidate it. The Germans would rather accept higher taxes than a
speed limit on their autobahns.
Even though it turns a driving license into something of the kind of
a firearm certificate, the likelihood to die in a car accident on
Germany's autobahns is half the rate of those of the United States'
freeways. That achievement is a result of high standards of the cars
and their inspections as well as of the Autobahn in itself and the
driver's training but also of the German pedantic and quality focused
mentality. When it comes to their cars, you can't joke with the
Germans: interference noises aren't accepted of which kind ever. No
clattering and no roaring may annoy driver or passengers, even not
by any cowls or linings. The only noises accepted are regular ones
such as those of the engine or the sound system. Because, there is no
tolerance at 200km/h [124mph]. Understandably! You just would be
seriously worried when noticing any unidentifiable noises, seeing the
landscape is overtaking you merely as a blur stripe, realising your
car is gorging the grey tarmac as greedily as a monster addicted to
These facts define the requirements that the auto makers have to meet
here and these are admittedly very simple ones. The German buyers
expect perfection! Perfect driving manners, perfect brake systems,
perfect qualities in terms of design and fabrication! Consequently
the auto market is the hardest in the world. Even German
manufacturers often release new models on foreign markets first, in
order to relieve them of the last deficiencies, before they dare to
offer them to the German customers too.
The auto sales figures mirror how the industry satisfies this needs.
But despite of all patriotic attitudes and subjectivity, this
statistic is the result of billions of miles' experiences, driven by
the hardest to please buyers on the fastest public test track - the
On the right of our contents site, below the copyright note, we
show the current top 25 of the official German model charts. But
beside this monthly updated statistic we sometimes present the latest
figures ordered by manufacturers, import makes or categorised by
classes and types at this place. If you like to learn more about how
much the Germans trust in your favourite make you should take a
closer look at this section of our site at regular intervals.
to the German Sales section >
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and products we also suggest, besides their official
websites, our link list that contains the most
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