At first didn't really want to make this list due to the daunting number of cars. The Porsche 911 alone has an average of 5 performance variants over it's six or so generations, that's roughly 30 911s alone. Likewise AMG has made a performance version of just about every Mercedes for the last couple decades, BMW's M and Audi's RS lines are relatively simple. For the sake of rounding out the countries lets look at how all these Teutonic cars compare to one another.

Some fun things to point out:

-A lot of high performance SUV have a similar number to older sports cars ex. Mercedes G65AMG vs BMW Z8

-The highest performance BMW (based on power/weight) is the V10 M6

-The old 993 GT2 is still one of the highest performing 911s.

As always this is NOT a complete list, lot of cool cars are missing, feel free to mention them. There's probably numerous errors, unlike the Italians the weight values should be pretty consistent. I'm not sure how, when, or if Germany changed their methods of rating peak output.

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years make/model hp lb lb/hp hp/lb prod
1956-62 BMW 300 Isetta 13 770 59.23 0.017 161360
1938-03 VW Beetle (65 1300) 43 1675 38.95 0.026
2003-06 Smart Roadster 80 1742 21.78 0.046
2007-14 Smart Fortwo 83 1753 21.12 0.047
1948-65 Porsche 356 95 2000 21.05 0.048 76313
1969-76 Porsche 914/6 (-72) 105 2172 20.69 0.048 3332
1968-71 Opel GT 102 2072 20.31 0.049
1956-59 BMW 507 (gross) 150 2930 19.53 0.051 252
1984-93 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 167 2930 17.54 0.057
1976- VW Golf Gti Mk1 108 1785 16.53 0.061
1989-91 BMW Z1 168 2760 16.43 0.061
1967-70 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 247 3891 15.75 0.063
1976-88 Porsche 924 S 160 2376 14.85 0.067
1980-91 Audi Quattro 197 2866 14.55 0.069
1988-95 VW Corrado VR6 192 2668 13.90 0.072
1998-00 BMW M Coupe "Clownshoe" 240 3131 13.05 0.077 5179
1985-92 BMW M3 (E30) 197 2568 13.04 0.077
1990-93 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Evo 232 2954 12.73 0.079
2008- Opel Insignia OPC 321 3990 12.43 0.080
1989-95 BMW M5 (E34) 311 3858 12.41 0.081 12254
1982-91 Porsche 944 (Turbo S) 250 3080 12.32 0.081
2003- VW Pheaton W12 444 5399 12.16 0.082
1985-88 BMW M5 (E28) (Euro) 282 3417 12.12 0.083 2191
1954-57 Mercedes 300SL 240 2855 11.90 0.084
2012- Opel Astra OPC 276 3252 11.78 0.085
1991-94 Mercedes 500E 322 3770 11.71 0.085 10479
1983-89 BMW M635CSi (Euro) 286 3307 11.56 0.086 5859
2009- VW Scirocco R 261 2983 11.43 0.087
2015- VW Golf R 292 3325 11.39 0.088
1994-95 Audi RS2 311 3527 11.34 0.088
1973-74 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 210 2370 11.29 0.089 1580
1989-99 BMW 850CSi 375 4235 11.29 0.089
1992-99 BMW M3 (E36) (Euro) 286 3219 11.26 0.089 71242
2007-09 Opel GT 264 2945 11.16 0.090
2014- BMW M325i 320 3505 10.95 0.091
2002- BMW Z4 (sDrive35is) 335 3549 10.59 0.094
1995-02 Mercedes SL 60 AMG 376 3968 10.55 0.095
1978-81 BMW M1 273 2866 10.50 0.095 453
2012- BMW M135i 320 3340 10.44 0.096
1977-95 Porsche 928 (GTS) 345 3593 10.41 0.096
1985-92 BMW M3 (E30) Evo 235 2446 10.41 0.096
1991-94 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 315 3274 10.39 0.096 3660
1978-89 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 300 3040 10.13 0.099 18770
2000-06 BMW M3 (E46) 338 3415 10.10 0.099 85744
2012-13 BMW 1M Coupe 335 3296 9.84 0.102 6309
2012- Mercedes ML 63 AMG 518 5004 9.66 0.104
1998-03 BMW M5 (E39) 394 3792 9.62 0.104
1983-86 Audi Quattro Sport 302 2866 9.49 0.105
2010- BMW X5M 547 5082 9.29 0.108
2010- Porsche Cayenne Turbo 520 4823 9.28 0.108
2014- BMW i8 357 3285 9.20 0.109
2013- Mercedes A 45 AMG 355 3263 9.19 0.109
2009-14 Audi TT-RS 355 3197 9.01 0.111
2011- Audi RS5 450 4009 8.91 0.112
1995- Mercedes G 65 AMG 621 5522 8.89 0.112
1999-03 BMW Z8 394 3494 8.87 0.113 5703
2006-08 Audi RS4 (B7) 414 3638 8.79 0.114
2011-12 Porsche Boxster (987) Spyder 320 2811 8.78 0.114
2014- Porsche Cayman GTS 340 2965 8.72 0.115
2011-12 Porsche Cayman R 330 2855 8.65 0.116
2011- Mercedes SLK 55 AMG 416 3583 8.61 0.116
2008- Audi R8 4.2 430 3616 8.41 0.119
2007-13 BMW M3 (E90) 414 3483 8.41 0.119
2014- BMW M4 (F82) 425 3530 8.31 0.120
2005-10 BMW M5 (E60) 500 4090 8.18 0.122
2000-05 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo 415 3388 8.16 0.122
2004 BMW M3 (E46) CSL 355 2888 8.14 0.123 1400
1999-04 Porsche 911 (996) GT3 380 3043 8.01 0.125
2013- Audi RS7 560 4475 7.99 0.125
2011- BMW M5 (F10) 560 4387 7.83 0.128
2008-10 Audi RS6 (C6) 571 4464 7.82 0.128
2012- Mercedes SL 63 AMG (R231) 530 4068 7.68 0.130
2010- Mercedes E 63 AMG (W212) 577 4431 7.68 0.130
2012- BMW M6 (F06) 560 4250 7.59 0.132
2005-10 BMW M6 (E63) 500 3770 7.54 0.133
2011-14 Mercedes C 63 AMG 507 (C204) 500 3649 7.30 0.137
2010- Porsche Panamera Turbo S 570 4398 7.72 0.130
1986-89 Porsche 959 444 3197 7.20 0.139 337
2012- Mercedes SL 65 AMG (R231) 621 4299 6.92 0.144
2015- Mercedes AMG GT S 503 3461 6.88 0.145
2013- Porsche 911 (991) GT3 475 3153 6.64 0.151
1997-98 Porsche 911 (993) GT2 430 2838 6.60 0.152
2008-11 Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black (R230) 661 4345 6.57 0.152
2009- Audi R8 5.2 (Plus) 550 3605 6.55 0.153
2010-15 Mercedes SLS AMG (GT) 583 3726 6.39 0.156 5000est
2013- Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S 560 3538 6.32 0.158
2003-10 Mercedes SLR McLaren 617 3734 6.05 0.165 1500est
2011-12 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS 4.0 500 2998 6.00 0.167
2011-13 Wiesman GT 547 3108 5.68 0.176
2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black 622 3417 5.49 0.182
2010 Mercedes SLR Sirling Moss 650 3450 5.31 0.188 75
1998-99 Mercedes CLK GTR 604 3175 5.26 0.190 25
2004-07 Porsche Carrera GT 605 3042 5.03 0.199 1270
2011-12 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS 620 3075 4.96 0.202
1997 Porsche 911 GT1 (dry) 537 2535 4.72 0.212 25
2015- Porsche 918 887 3692 4.16 0.240
2005-13 Gumpert Apollo 641 2646 4.13 0.242

Here's some more nifty graphs. The first is the power/weight of the base and turbo 911 over time. The second features BMW's M models progress over time.

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