There are cars that ignite the gasoline in our veins.
Cars we trust.
You can easily find these in between German cars…
When the 2015 Consumer Reports rankings landed, you can easily guess that Tesla was the only car maker with bragging to do.
The company, based in Fremont, hit the top score (the highest ever) for the second year in a row with its Model S, and headlines everywhere trumpeted the electric car’s achievement.
If you read the list, past No.1 you will find seven German automobiles after the Model S in the top 11 car scores, including four in the top five.
These weren’t from breakdowns by category for best midsize sedan or finest luxury example...
…these were the 11 best cars on U.S. roads evaluated by their overall quality and performance, not taking into consideration the segment of price.
Once again German luxury brands have proved the labels “ultimate driving machine” and “the best or nothing” and are not only empty taglines.
Here you will list of German cars that dominated the 2015 Consumer Reports tests:
7. Audi A7 Diesel
The stately Audi A7 seems good regardless of the engine choice…
…but Consumer Reports chosen the powerful 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel ($68,300) that returned 28 miles per gallon in testing and cranks 428 pounds-feet of torque.
Together with the impressions of intensive luxury which the testers got from the interior, the A7 is ranked high on sportiness and looks to score 90 overall, tying 3 vehicles for ninth place in 2015.
6. Audi A6
Among the midsize sports sedans:
the Audi A6 captured the interest of testers for its quickness and the smooth performance of the supercharged 3.0 TFSI model ($57,400) that provides 310 hp as well as a duration of 5.3 seconds to 60 miles per hour.
Consumer Reports especially liked the quiet cabin and deluxe interior feel of the A6, which joined their A7 brand mate with a score of 90 in the top cars of 2015.
5. Audi A8 L
The top-scoring of the three Audis ending up in the ltop 11 of 2015 was the flagship A8 long-wheelbase model ($77,400).
Something that testers loved was the quality of the interior, the comfortable front seats, the sportiness of the ride, and the fuel economy of this kind of large vehicle.
All told, the A8 L achieves a score of 91, which placed it in the seventh place among all vehicles Consumer Reports tested for 2015.
4. Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
German cars compose four of the five highest scores in Consumer Reports testing for 2015.
Placed at the 5th position was the Mercedes E250 BlueTec ($51,800):
the turbocharged diesel model that testers saw returning 30 miles per gallon, which allowed for a total range of 800 miles.
Performance specifications such as 369 pounds-feet of torque are probably expected from E-Class sedans, and also, testers loved the handling, sportiness, and a nice finish of the interior, which secured the E250 a great score of 93.
3. Porsche 911 Carrera S
It is a fact that Porsche constantly has cars standing among the best in quality and performance.
For 2015, the Porsche’s top performer is the 911 Carrera S ($84,300), which was loved among the testers because of its reliable agility and “sublime” handling.
Consumer Reports also hailed the car’s feel for short or long drives along with its fine created interior and the tech upgrades that boost the fuel economy.
2. Mercedes S550
The Mercedes flagship S-Class features a sharp coupe, the new Maybach, and blistering AMG models…
…aswell as the classic S550 sedan ($94,400).
Testers fall in love with the true luxury of the S550’s, drive quality along with its extraordinary performance and advanced safety features in the new model.
The ironic thing is that the reliability is low for the S550 in Consumer Reports rankings, but the feel of this car on the road which is incomparable – called by the editors “the best we’ve ever tested”…
…gave the range-topping Benz a remarkable score of 96. That secured it at the third place for 2015.
1. BMW M235i
With an almost perfect score of 98, the BMW M235i ($43,100) ended up behind the Model S by a single point to take second place in the 2015 Consumer Reports rankings.
The only BMW in this elite group scored excellent ratings for its 320-horsepower engine, crisp handling, and first-rate interior.
In this list of German cars:
each car impressed testers with their exquisite performance on the road, and none topped the M235i…
…a BMW that leaves behind practicality for the true “ultimate driving machine” experience.