90’s German Performance Cars live up to their legendary German engineering, and one can easily rely on a daily driver. The ’90s was one of the best decades for enthusiasts as cars became faster and more powerful, and some of the most legendary sports cars and supercars took it to the headline. And all the regular cars were performance tweak making them quick sedans, coupes, and even the family wagon.
10. Alpina B8 E36
The Alpina B8 (E36) was equipt with a 4.6L V8, being larger and with two additional cylinders pumping out 333 hp via a Getrag 6-speed manual to the RWD. The power figures aren’t much, but the V8 had a less-strained design, making it handle more wear and tear. A complete hard foot, makes it zoom from 0-60 mph in 5.6-seconds.
9. Porsche 968 Turbo S
This front-engined Porsche was a track-focused coupe that can withstand any abuse on track well as a daily driver. The 968 was an evolution of the 944, and both shared a lot in common. Porsche thoroughly reworked the body, chassis, and drivetrain. The 968s were equipt with a 16v 3.0L inline-four and another hardcore 968 Turbo S with KKK turbo pumping 305 hp. This is one of the finest 90’s German Performance Cars.
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8. BMW Z3M Roadster
The Z3M was a performance-oriented version of the standard car, which was itself a re-skinned E36 with much of its chassis and drivetrain. And the addition of the all-important M Badge brings performance upgrades, the BMW’s S54 motor’s displacement was having to 3.2L offering 315 hp.
7. Mercedes SL73 AMG
AMG in 1995, delivered on enthusiasts’ wishes, a visually subtle SL equipped with one of the biggest engines ever fitted to a road car, a 7.3L V12. Mercedes also stuck to a twin-spark triple valve cylinder generating a colossal 525 hp and 724 Nm of torque.
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6. BMW 850CSi
The 805CSi is still an intimidating long-distance cruiser, and more powerful too with BMW M7 series V12 engines. The production went on for just over five years, and the CSi boasted a huge 5.6L engine offering 375 hp, with a 0-60 mph in 5.9-seconds. The BMW 850CSi is the most amazing looking coupe of the 90’s German Performance Cars.
5. Volkswagen Corrado G60
The Corrado G60 was a fast hatch with nearly all of its smaller brother’s traits equipt with an amazingly supercharged 1.8L four-pot. This means there is 158 hp under the gas pedal. But is surprising, how the VW’s simple 1.8L delivers the best from the FWD chassis.
4. Porsche 928 GTS
The 928 GTS was a blisteringly quick, comfortable cruiser capable of going on and on over the tarmac. Under the hood lies a 5.4L naturally aspirated engine producing 345 hp enough to hit 171 mph all in.
3. Audi RS2 Avant
The RS2 had a top-speed recording of 163 mph and was enough to entertain the family man who loves speed. Equipped with Audi’s 2.2L inline five-cylinder kicks in 311 hp on tap. However, there is some Stuttgart’s involvement with brakes and suspension components which are purely Porsche design.
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2. BMW E39 M5
The E39 M5s were fast, powerful, and undefeated, with aluminum struts and multi-link suspension, one can easily take care of any twisty roads. And definitely, it was equipt with the best-sounding European V8s ever. The adaption of an electronically controlled throttle system and double VANOS system increased the S62 V8 power output to 400 hp.
1. Audi Ur Quattro
The Audi was very successful in the rally, securing titles, constructors titles, and countless race wins. Unfortunately, Audi couldn’t unleash the turbocharge five-pot engine’s full potential of 600 hp on-road, so enthusiasts were forced to stick with a mere 215 hp. The Ur Quattro can hit 60 mph in under 7 seconds.
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