Autobahn Bruisers: The Best Old-School German Performance Sedans

By vukasin

The German auto industry is one of the biggest, most influential in the car world. But, not just that. In fact, the Germans invented the car as a patent in 1886, starting the whole automotive revolution which lasts even today. Even though it is an integral part of Europe, Germany has several distinctive characteristics.

And one of which is a vast network of free-to-use highways they call Autobahns. About 60 percent of those highways are de-restricted in terms of top speed. That means on some German highways, you can drive as fast as you want without fear of losing your license forever.

So, for decades, those German automakers produced a string of high-class, high-speed Autobahn sedans with powerful engines and lots of comforts. This is a list of the cars they designed to go fast for long periods and cross continents with ease. So, read on to learn lots more about the best old-school Autobahn bruisers they ever made.

  1. Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3

Back in the late ’60s, Mercedes took a big leap forward by introducing the 300 SEL 6.3 version of their luxury sedan, the W109. This was arguably the first power sedan for the company since the mighty 6.3-liter V8 engine with 250 HP and 434 lb-ft of torque sat under the hood.

From the outside, the formal Mercedes sedan looked ordinary apart from the twin tailpipes. However, when you kicked the accelerator pedal, you could leave the Porsche 911 in the dust. They designed this Benz to cruise the Autobahn at speeds of around 140 mph for hours on end.