The evolution of German car design in pictures

You can say that that German car design is boring, but you can just as well say that it exudes class. Or you can say that it’s design is uncreative, or that’s recognizable.

Whatever you say about the design of German cars, you can’t say they aren’t successful with it. They follow a strategy of evolution, instead of clean-sheet design. Here are various generations of various series of German cars. A story in pictures.

Mercedes C-Class (Baby-Benz)

Mercedes E-Class (Taxi-Benz)

Mercedes S-Class

BMW 3-Series

BMW 5-Series

BMW 7-Series

Audi A4

Audi A6

Audi A8

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Passat

Porsche 911

The 911 should not be missing as a dessert


The cleverness of the German design is that the generations differ a lot, but they still remain recognizable as a 3-series, a Golf or an E-Class. Currently, we see bigger breaks while the German carmakers introduce their new EV’s. Will this revolution bring a new line of evolutionary design?

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