End of the year brings the usual accolades and awards, and 2010 makes no exception. In early December, Google released an overview of the most frequent keywords of the year. These are divided into eight different categories, from people to products and brands.

And this year, the award for the most searched automobile brand in Germany on Google goes to BMW, followed by Audi. The two premium brands are leading the group ahead of Audi’s parent company VW and Mercedes Benz.

The top 10 ends with Porsche, Renault and Open.

Google Zeitgeist Top Suchbegriffe 2010 655x429Another interesting fact is the total absence of Asian brands in the top 10, but somewhat expected considering the popularity of European car brands on the Old Continent.

The complete Google Top 10 car brands in 2010 as follows:

  1. BMW
  2. Audi
  3. VW
  4. Mercedes
  5. Ford
  6. Fiat
  7. Peugeot
  8. Porsche
  9. Renault
  10. Opel

In Microsoft’s Bing search engines, BMW continues to lay at the top of the bunch, but this time followed by VW.

Bing Top 10 car brands in 2010:

  1. BMW
  2. VW
  3. Audi
  4. Opel
  5. Mercedes
  6. Ford
  7. Skoda
  8. Porsche
  9. Dacia
  10. Toyota

[Source: Google Zeitgeist | Top Searches Bing 2010 via BimmerToday ]