German automakers have always been at the forefront of the performance luxury segment, and for good reason: With major nameplates such as BMW, Audi, and Porsche all working to maintain their titles as the foremost innovators of auto performance technology, automotive engineering is advancing by leaps and bounds. However, every sports car has its own look, feel, and personality on the road, no matter how mechanically similar they may be to other makes. Diversity by design best describes the differences in these German luxury makes.
BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy reflects their commitment to superior mechanical design and uncompromising ride quality, while the Audi lineup of clean diesel engines is unrivalled both on the tracks and on roadways. On the other hand, Porsche has always been notable for its eclectic approach to driving enjoyment in the form of rear-mounted engines and alternative fuels. Take a look at a few of the latest trends in performance luxury makes in this infographic from a RennWerks in San Jose.