March 2002


Car production in Germany, factory ranking:

Brand/marque/Marke Production
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Passenger cars/VP/PKW:
1 Volkswagen 1,549,485 1,163,045   1,225,393 1,245,399 1,188,601 1,616,547 1,524,268 1,293,728
of which assembled by Karmann (Golf Cabriolet, Corrado):
      37,423 25,630        
2 Opel 1,071,464 808,164   998,756 1,035,795 1,040,298 1,025,407 1,013,811 992,948
3 Mercedes-Benz 531,456 480,164   581,919 626,590 696,445 843,533 897,372 924,577
4 BMW 580,295 510,112   563,431 544,770 599,493 638,217 680,328 709,524
5 Audi 492,085 340,956 353,000 447,632 491,501 557,777 605,348 573,228 593,783
6 Ford 578,383 411,959   496,469 588,624 754,140 873,262 562,179 577,386
of which assembled by Karmann (Escort Cabriolet):
      10,250 8,686 8,727      
7 Porsche 16,559 13,372   18,868 23,079 31,524 40,885 46,167 52,299
8 Alpina 409 300   438 396 597 728 680 843
9 Wiesmann         18 23 34 42  
10 Irmscher VM         47 36 35 35  
11 Keinath             12 18  
12 Others         100 100 25 25  
Light Commercial Vehicles/VU Légers/Leichtnutzfahrzeuge (2-6T GVW):
1 Volkswagen              186,548  183,040  
2 Mercedes-Benz        72,036  65,668    116,537  119,599  
2 Multicar              1,240  1,532  
Trucks/Véhicules utilitaires/Nutzfahrzeuge (> 6T GVW):
1 Mercedes-Benz        66,299 78,663 63,862 76,348  88,841  91,319  
2 MAN     24,571 31,496 27,617 30,768  39,112  37,878  
3 Iveco-Magirus     9,252 13,163 10,401 10,486  12,966  13,495  
4 Volkswagen 1     8,642 14,341 10,278 6,636  9,733  10,573  
5 MAN-VW     128 32 - -  -  -  
Buses/autobus/Busse:
1 Mercedes-Benz     4,337 3,894 3,541 4,052  4,064  3,618  
2 MAN     2,407 2,809 3,229 3,571  4,530  3,841  
3 Kässbohrer       1,957 2,059 2,106  2,392  2,452  
4 Auwärter-Neoplan         1,495 1,802  1,958  1,781  
4 Volkswagen 1     1,064 1,961      2,518  1,722  

1: Incl. overseas production


Remarks:
Various sources (Autokatalog, VDA) use different figures for BMW, Ford and Opel. In all cases, the cause of these differences is that the production of some models abroad is included. The figures for BMW in the Autokatalog included the Z3 production in the USA, in the above list this is corrected. The Ford figures included the production in Belgium, which I corrected (although even then, I could not match the various sources...). The Opel figures initially included the Tigra production, which is, however, built in Zaragossa, Spain.

Compiled from:
Auto Katalog No. 45 (2001/2002), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2001;
Auto Katalog No. 44 (2000/2001), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Auto Katalog No. 43 (1999/2000), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1999;
Auto Katalog No. 42 (1998/99), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Auto Katalog No. 41 (1997/98), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1997;
Auto Katalog No. 38 (1994/95), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1994;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog 2001, No. 30, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '99, No. 28, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '97, No. 26, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1996;


German car links:

Alpina
Audi Audi A2
Audi Allroad
BMW Corporate site: www.bmw.com
Ford
Karmann GmbH
Mercedes-Benz
OpelCorporate site: www.opel.com
Porsche
Sachsenring AG
Volkswagen
Beetles Revival (VW New Beetle Convertible)
Binz
IVM
Keinath
Omnicar (VW Old Beetle)
Rudolph Perfect Roadster
Trasco
Wiesmann
Yes Roadster
Zato
Truck manufacturers:
MAN
VW-Nutzfahrzeuge


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