German Chancellor – Audi A8
Over the years, German Chancellors have often used the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its preceding models as official state cars. Currently the state car of the President of Germany is an armoured Mercedes-Benz S600, bearing the licence plate 0-1. Angela Merkel, the present German Chancellor, uses an armoured Audi A8 with the 0-2 licence plate. She is also known to alternate among German car brands – Audi, BMW and Volkswagen – so as to project neutrality and support for the German car industry in general.