We shared our favorite vintage VW ads a while back, but what about the other German car companies?

You can tell that Porsche and Mercedes-Benz were just itching to start showing triple-digit speeds and tire smoke in their ads when Ronald Reagan finally 86'd those Malaise Era restrictions on hoonage in car ads. Sorry, Audi fans, we'll have to find some good vintage ads for you next time (though there is an Audi 4000 ad mixed in at the end of one of the Porsche commercials).
When you're done here, you might enjoy our favorite Datsun ads, then continue with our top Toyota, Renault, General Motors, British Leyland, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Honda, Citroën, AMC/Jeep, and Chevrolet ads.

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1984 Porsche 928S
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1994 Porsche 944
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1988 Porsche 928S4
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1980 Porsche 924
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190
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1998 BMW M5
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1981 BMW 315
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1988 BMW 5 Series