According to DEKRA’s 2014 report German automobiles scored very highly in terms of reliability, ranking first in six of nine categories.
The overall winner was the Mercedes E-Class, followed by the Audi Q5 and the Audi A5. Car of the Year was the Mercedes B-Class. As reported by the Kölner Stadtanzeiger on February 19, 2014.
Reliability is in Germany one of the essential characteristics of any product, and at the same time a key element of the German brand.