Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

A Documentary examining Germany’s economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe.

Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can’t resist the appeal of a German car. By contrast, our own industry is a shadow of its former self.

Historian Dominic Sandbrook asks what it is we got wrong, and what the Germans got so right.

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  1. I had a few austin minis and at one time there was 5 beetles in the family. Now the new “MiNi” and “Beetle” are almost as big as my Grand Marquis and almost twice as heavy as my austin. In the earlier days of home computers they would have been referred to as bloatware.

  2. finally something without glorifying the america

  3. If we can’t watch it REMOVE IT FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!