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German car company & brand names - Origin, Meaning, History

Company, Brand names Origin, Meaning, History

AMG

The company and brand name AMG is derived from the initial A of its founder Hans Werner Aufrecht, the initial M of Aufrecht's partner Erhard Melcher, and the initial G of Großaspach, the hometown of Aufrecht.

Artega

The company and brand name Artega is a coined word from Greek. "Art" of Artega means art, inspiration, and passion, and expresses the attitude of the company.

Audi

The company and brand name Audi is derived from the name of its founder August Horch. "Horch" meaning "listen" in German, becomes "Audi" when translated into Latin.

BMW

The company and brand name BMW is derived from the initials of the Bayerische Motoren Werke in German or Bavarian Motor Works in English. BMW emerged from a renaming of the aircraft engine manufacturer Rapp Motorenwerke in 1917, located in Munich, the capital of the State of Bavaria.

BMW ALPINA

The company and brand name BMW is derived from the initials of the Bayerische Motoren Werke in German or Bavarian Motor Works in English. BMW emerged from a renaming of the aircraft engine manufacturer Rapp Motorenwerke in 1917, located in Munich, the capital of the State of Bavaria.
The exact origin of the company and brand name ALPINA has not yet been clarified. In the Scottish region, Alpina is known as the women's name. In German, Alpina means "of the Alps."

MAYBACH

The company and brand name Maybach is derived from the name of its founder Wilhelm Maybach and his son Carl Maybach.

Mercedes-Benz

The company and brand name Mercedes is derived from the name of the daughter of Emil Jellinek, a consul and businessman of the Austro-Hungarian Empire who tried to buy and sell cars from Daimler.
The company and brand name Benz is derived from the name of Karl Benz, who founded Benz & Cie. Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik in 1883.

OPEL

The company and brand name OPEL is derived from the name of its founder Adam Opel.

PORSCHE

The company and brand name Porsche is derived from the name of its founder Ferdinand Porsche.

smart

The company and brand name "s" of smart is derived from the initial of the company name Swatch. "m" is derived from the initial of the company name Mercedes-Benz, because of the company smart is derived from the cooperation with the Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch and Mercedes-Benz. "art" expresses the unorthodox approach for car manufacturing that the company has followed since its foundation in 1994. "Swatchmobile" or "Swatch Car" were also the candidates in the process of deciding the brand name.

Volkswagen

The company and brand name Volkswagen was given to mean "People's Car" in German.

Wiesmann

The company and brand name Wiesmann is derived from the name of its founder Wiesmann brothers, Martin Wiesmann and Friedhelm Wiesmann.

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