The German auto industry is one of the biggest and most influential in the car world. But, not just that. Germans did, in fact, invent 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 one of which is a vast network of free-to-use highways called Autobahns. Also, and this is very important, about 60% of those highways are de-restricted in terms of top speed. Yes, this means that on some German highways you can drive as fast as you want without fearing that you would lose your license forever.
For decades, German automakers produced a string of high-class, high-speed Autobahn sedans with powerful engines and comfort. Cars that were designed to go really fast for long periods of time and jump continents with ease. Today, we will present to you the best old-school Autobahn bruisers 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 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 totally ordinary apart from twin tailpipes. However, when you kicked the accelerator pedal you could leave Porsche 911 in the dust. This Benz was designed to cruise the Autobahn at speeds of around 140 mph for hours straight.