10 fastest German cars on the market in 2022

German cars have long been perceived as some of the most sophisticated machines on the market. This makes sense for a country whose culture is deeply rooted in and affected by the automotive industry. This fact is proven by the German autobahns, also known as autobahns, which have large sections completely devoid of speed limits. These roads are generally very safe and other motorists have much better lane discipline than in many other countries.

German manufacturers used the autobahns to test the performance of their cars. With top speeds getting faster and faster, it was decided through a gentleman’s agreement to limit the top speed of new cars to 250 km/h, hence the electronic limiters. The three most favorable manufacturers were BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, with sports car manufacturers such as Porsche stick to their own rules. Despite the agreement, however, there were no restrictions on development to continually improve the performance of their cars, and today’s German models are faster than ever.

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ten Mercedes-Benz AMG GT black series


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The Black Series AMG GT is the most hardcore and extreme version of the AMG GT. The Black Series name has only been used on 5 vehicles before, demonstrating the rarity. The AMG GT has been in production since 2015 and was initially focused on the grand touring market, hence its name. The Black Series can be seen as a 911 GT3 challenger, being a track-focused weapon. It is so successful that it is even used as a safety car in Formula 1.


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The car is the most powerful production AMG of all time. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 730 hp, the 0-60 mph run takes 3.1 seconds and the top speed is 202 mph.

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9 Audi RS3


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The 2022 Audi RS3 is currently an extremely popular and in-demand model. Available as both sedan and saloon, the RS3 combines supercar performance in an everyday driver silhouette. The RS3 sells above its MSRP in many markets, such is the appeal.


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The RS3 is powered by a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine; and with a Quattro all-wheel-drive system, 0-100 km/h takes just 3.8 seconds. The 401 hp engine allows a top speed of 180 mph when the high limiter option is selected.

8 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS


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The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is a real driver’s car. In fact, it’s the most hardcore, powerful and track-focused Cayman ever ordered. The centerpiece of the car is its naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. The engine is the same as the 911 GT3, a car that needs no introduction.


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The GT4 RS is only available with Porsche’s excellent PDK transmission, there’s no manual available, perhaps disappointing. 0-60 mph takes 3.4 seconds, which is faster than the 3.9 seconds taken by its parent the GT4. Top speed is an impressive 195 mph.

7 Mercedes-AMG A45 S


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The AMG A45 S is one of the most powerful hot hatches on the market. Mercedes has successfully engineered a daily driver that delivers supercar levels of performance. Surprisingly, the car’s modest 2.0-liter engine delivers 421 hp.


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The 60mph run takes just 3.9 seconds and the top speed is 168mph. The only downside is its price, from $60,000 it’s a real investment. However, as a complete package, few cars can challenge it.

6 Audi RS E-Tron GT


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The fully electric Audi RS E-tron GT is the most powerful version of the Audi E-Tron GT. The car is powered by two electric motors powered by a 93 kWh Li-ion battery. The maximum power of the car is 637 hp in boost mode.


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0-60mph is possible in 3.1 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155mph. The car is an expensive option, however, with a list price of $140,000.


5 Porsche 911 GT3


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The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the 911. The GT3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter V6 engine. Like all 911s, the engine is rear-mounted. 346 lb-ft of torque is generated and the engine spins up to 9,000 rpm.


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When fitted with the standard 7-speed PDK gearbox, the 0-60mph sprint takes just 3.4 seconds and the car has an impressive top speed of 198mph. When optional with a manual, 0-60mph is slightly slower, taking 3.9 seconds, but with a slightly faster top speed of 199mph.

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4 BMW M5CS


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The BMW M5 is already an established and respected performance car in its own right. The “CS” version elevates the car to an even higher peak. “CS” stands for “Competition Sport”, indicating the highest level of performance. In fact, the M5 CS is the most powerful M5 ever produced.


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A 635 hp biturbo V8 allows a 0 to 10 km/h in 3 seconds flat. As well as demonstrating sports car performance, the sedan’s body style is extremely practical, an ideal daily driver. It’s a track weapon too, and BMW engineers even used the German Nurburgring to fine-tune the suspension setup.


3 Volkswagen Golf R


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The MK8 Golf R is the fastest version to date. The car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, 0-100 km/h takes 4.7 seconds. As standard, the top speed of the car is 155 mph.


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A “Performance” package can be offered as an option, which increases the car’s top speed to 168 mph. The increase in downforce is a larger rear wing. There are two new driving profiles, for drifting and laps around the Nurburgring.

2 Audi R8 V10 Performance


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Powered by a 5.2-liter V10, the “Performance” produces 620 hp. Power transfer to the wheels is provided by a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. 0-60mph takes just 3.1 seconds and the car has a massive top speed of 205mph.


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Aluminum has been used extensively in the structure of the car, which means that its weight is around 15% less than that of the old model.

1 Porsche Taycan Turbo S


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The Taycan Turbo S is a very powerful variant of the Taycan. Although it does not feature an engine, Porsche uses the colloquial name “Turbo S” to indicate high levels of performance. Two electric motors work in tandem to produce 750 hp. 0-62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds while using the launch control system.


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The top speed of the car is 162 mph. While some performance gas cars are capable of outpacing the Turbo S, the Taycan’s quick acceleration is hard to beat.


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