You probably know that Volkswagen means “people’s car”. Back in 1937, when the company was founded, the German car industry was based almost solely around producing luxury vehicles, and only 2% of the population owned one. Thus, projects to create that first “people’s car”.
Do you know the history of three other German manufacturer names, all of whose models are fast-moving used car favourites on our Motor Market forecourt and in our online used cars showroom?
BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke and simply refers to their location as the Bavarian Motor Works – their headquarters are located in the state capital of Munich. Audi is based on a Latin translation of the surname of their founder August Horch. It means “listen” in english and the four rings' logo reflects the businesses who came together to create Auto Union, the company that later became Audi.
Finally, probably most interestingly, comes Mercedes. Austrian diplomat Emil Jellinek was a keen racer who also sold cars. When racing, he used the pseudonym Mercédès, his daughter’s name. He joined with DMG to race their models, and later, when cars were produced for sale, the engine bore that daughter’s name!
Enough history, now to the present day. As we write this blog, we have a stylish selection or two from each of these manufacturers ready for you to drive away. Do check quickly though, these (as well as most of the other seventy or more terrific models currently available) tend to be snapped up quickly, thanks to our superb price offers.
So, if you are looking for a used VW, BMW, AUDI or Mercedes to take you to work and for play around the roads of the West Midlands, then look no further. Ok here goes. You can currently choose from an AUDI A3 TDI E 1.9L or a Sportback TDI 2.0L. There's a BMW 318d ES 2.0L or 116d SE 2.0L. Then we have a super pair of Mercedes for sale - the S320 L CDI 3L and the CLK240 Avantgarde 2.6L. Finally, if VW is your preference, we can offer a Polo SE 1.2L or a Golf Plus Luna TDI 1.9L.
You’ll find full information about the terrific features offered in each of these models by checking in at our online showroom, or popping onto our Newtown Lane forecourt here in Cradley Heath, or give us a call on 01384 411119.
The superb value we provide for used BMW, Mercedes, VW and AUDI in the West Midlands is certainly highlighted with the Mercedes 320 currently on special offer, and all the others priced between £5,000 and less than £8,500. Great German cars at stunning UK prices, so it’s surely time to check them out now!