Which car company in Germany is the most famous? Germany makes so many cars that it is rather hard to name the most famous. After reading this article, perhaps you will have the answer.
4th highest in making cars
The car industry in Germany has the largest employers in Germany with a labor force of over 866,000 people working in the car industry. The yearly output of cars is close to 6 million which is a 35.6 percent share of the market for cars in the European Union. Germany has been the leader in the production of cars in Europe since the 1960s. Germany is currently the 3rd highest car production country in the world and 4th highest in total motor vehicle production following China, United States and Japan.
History of German auto manufacturing
Although France is the first company to totally manufacture a car, Germany is really considered to be the home of the automobile since Nikolaus Otto and Karl Benz both developed 4-stroke internal combustion engines at different times in the late 1800s. The modern day motor car came into being when Benz fit his engine design to a coach in 1887. By the beginning of the 20th century Germany was making over 900 cars every year.
During 1926, the companies from predecessor of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler formed Daimler-Benz and became the home of the Mercedes-Benz. BMW was next and was found in 1916 and began auto production in 1928. These are two big names in German auto manufacturing.