From the 1950s Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing to today's BMW sports cars, German manufacturers have demonstrated that they are competitive in the sports car market.
The 1959-1964 Daimler SP250 was the company's bold and unexpected foray into sports cars. With no sports car experience to fall back on, Daimler engineers looked to existing sports cars for inspiration. See a profile and pictures of 1959-1964 Daimler SP250.
The 1955-1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was created as a more-accessible, less-expensive version of the 300SL. However, most critics agree that this model was underpowered and lacked any sort of performance. Explore successes and failures of the 190SL.
The Opel GT was a slick fastback coupe produced to meet the 60s' demand for fast youthful cars. It looked similar to the ’68 Corvette because it was styled by a GM designer. Learn more about Opel sports cars.
The Mercedes-Benz sports car heritage claims the SL series, and the modern SLK. Their first postwar models were sports cars were the 190SL and 300SL. Learn about the history of Mercedes-Benz sports cars.
BMW sports cars are products of the same exacting engineering that created the world's top performance sedan. This article highlights some of the best of the breed.