5 German Rides that Make Us Feel Super Geil

5 German Cars that Make Us "Super Geil"

Like a lot of folks, we tend to waste a lot of time bouncing around YouTube’s nether regions, be it watching cat videos or Ferraris revving. Recently, we stumbled across a weird German video titled “Supergeil” that’s looks to be on its way to going viral. Commissioned by German supermarket chain Edeka, the ad stars Friedrich Liechtenstein, (who looks like a cross between Dos Equis’s Most Interesting Man in the World and the older gentleman from Boondock Saints) talk/singing about how “super geil” (translation: “super excited,” with sexual undertones) Edeka’s goods are. The video has nothing to do with cars—excepting a neat W123 Mercedes-Benz 280CE appearance—but got us thinking about the cars from each German manufacturer that get us “super geil.” 

Audi RS7

2014 Audi RS7

Sure, Audi’s A7 wears the clichéd “four-door coupe” body style, but it arguably is the finest iteration of this nearly played-out theme. Yet while beauty on its own is great, beauty that goes fast is even better, and to that end, the high-performance RS7 version is like a Rubens with twin turbochargers. With 560 horsepower and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system to get that power to the ground, the RS7 certainly is fast: We nailed 60 mph in a spätzle-spitting 3.4 seconds. Oh, and the RS7’s just as gorgeous as the regular A7. FULL RS7 REVIEW, GALLERY ››

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Despite being narrowly beaten by the RS7 in a recent German road-cannon comparison test, BMW’s big, curvy M6 Gran Coupe is still perhaps the most sensuous Bimmer available. Also, like the RS7, the 552-hp M6 GC is faster than a V2 rocket, and we think it drives better than the closely related M5 sedan. It’s a German executive muscle sedan with flair, and we dig that. FULL M6 GRAN COUPE REVIEW, GALLERY ››

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-model 4MATIC Wagon

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC wagon

Okay, we get that the whole station-wagon fetish thing is exclusively the fantasy of auto journalists and that Americans in general have left five-doors for crossovers in droves. But allow us, for a moment, to be more clichéd than even the RS7, and profess yet again our love for Benz’s 577-hp AMG-ified E-class wagon. There’s just so much here to make us super geil, we almost don’t know where to begin. How about we start with its special-order-only status here in the U.S., as well as Benz limiting sales to the higher-output S-model? They know us too well. FULL E63 WAGON REVIEW, GALLERY ››

Porsche Cayman S

2014 Porsche Cayman S

Let your eyes play over the Cayman’s voluptuous rear haunches for a few moments, and try to tell us you’re not feeling a little super geil. We are. Besides looking like everything a sports car should be, the up-level Cayman S boasts more power and grip than the (still excellent) entry-level model, not to mention a mellifluous flat-six exhaust note. We prefer the Cayman’s closed roof to the Boxster’s open one purely because we’re nerds who think the added stiffness makes a positive difference in handling. In reality, either Porsche handles like God himself tuned the suspension. FULL CAYMAN S REVIEW, GALLERY ››

Volkswagen GTI

2015 Volkswagen GTI 3-door

It’s no secret that the GTI is a perennial favorite among the C/D staff—heck, even as it bows out ahead of the MkVII Golf–based 2015 GTI, the current model managed to snag a 10Best award this year. The 2015 model isn’t yet on sale here in the U.S., but already took down the rowdy but fun Ford Focus ST in a recent comparison test. Square is sexy, and the GTI’s magical blend of comfort, sportiness, and utility is certainly begeiling.  FULL GTI REVIEW, GALLERY ››

5 German Cars that Make Us "Super Geil"

Written by Lewis Shaw

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