The first thing you might think about about German cars can be either a high-powered sports car or the car for the people. You might also think about the speed-limit-free Autobahn and a love for power. However, as always, the truth is that Germany, as the most important European car market, has a variety of cars on sale (and a variety of speed limits, too).
Probably the champions of getting miles from a gallon of fuel are diesels, which is true in most of the cases - You might be surprised how many people are buying diesels today because they're "in." Using a famous carmaker's branding, the '80's GTIs are today's TDIs.
Nevertheless, there is also a very good selection of high-MPG gasoline cars available to Germans (and by extension, to most Western Europeans). That's why Auto-News has decided to make a list of fuel-sipping gasoline cars, not including hybrids. These are simple gasoline cars that also have extremely good maintenance costs.
Follow us after the jump for the list. Pictured above is #15, the Hyundai Atos 1.1.
|15||Hyundai Atos 1.1||5,5||42,91||63||15.8||9280|
|14||Honda Jazz 1.2||5,5||42,91||78||13.7||11290|
|13||Toyota Yaris 1.0||5,4||43,71||70||15.7||11490|
|12||Mazda 2 Impuls||5,4||43,71||75||14.0||11950|
|11||Fiat Panda 1.2 Dualogic||5,4||43,71||60||14.0||10960|
|9||Chevrolet Matiz 0.8||5,2||45,39||52||18.2||8490|
|8||Daihatsu Sirion 1.0||5||47,20||70||13.9||11790|
|7||Kia Picanto 1.1 Lx||4,9||48,17||65||15.1||9130|
|6||Daihatsu Cuore 1.0||4,8||49,17||58||12.2||7995|
|5||Daihatsu Trevis 1.0 Junior||4,8||49,17||58||12.2||9990|
|4||Smart Fortwo 1.0 Coupé pure||4,7||50,22||61||16.7||9490|
|3||Toyota Aygo 1.0||4,6||51,31||68||14.2||9350|
|2||Peugeot 107 70 Petit Filou||4,6||51,31||68||13.7||9650|
|1||Citroën C1 1.0 Advance||4,6||51,31||68||13.7||8990|
And here's a picture of the winner.