German Excellence

4150 Forsyth Rd.,
Winter Park, FL 32792 US
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Dealer level BMW repair and BMW service in Winter Park, FL.

Come visit us at Aloma and Forsyth in Winter Park. 407-678-6789

German Excellence specializes in providing quality automotive services for your Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Mini and Audi. Formerly known as Zotz Garage, German Excellence has been in business servicing BMW and other fine German Automobiles for over 40 years. Owned and operated by Don Northrop, German Excellence's #1 goal is to keep your vehicle performing as it was engineered to perform. In October of 2005, Don Northrop purchased Zotz Garage in Winter Park from long-time owner Ron Zitza. Don worked for Zotz Garage for nearly 14 years and when the opportunity of becoming the owner presented itself, Don had the chance to fulfill a lifelong ambition.

At German Excellence, we focus our energy and efforts on diagnosing and servicing Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mini cars. German Excellence is a certified service center for Bosch and has been servicing German cars from old to new for many years.

BMW service and repair for: Winter Park, Orlando, Casselberry, Sanford, Winter Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Oviedo, Kissimmee and Winter Garden.

Our Team of BMW Repair Experts

In addition to Don, German Excellence has a staff of 2 technicians with varied backgrounds in the repair and servicing of German cars. Together they make a great team. At German Excellence you can truly say you have a friend in the business, and one whom will always steer you in the right direction. At German Excellence we offer dealer level quality service, and use the latest in computer diagnostic equipment. This allows quality routine service and repair as well as performance upgrades.

Donny has a sincere love of German cars and his main goal, he says, "is to make my Mercedes, Porsche and BMW owners, friends, rather than customers." He wants them to have a passion for their cars, rather than considering them mere transportation.

Our staff intends to continue the fine tradition of German Excellence's customer service. Give them a call and find out why they German Excellence Service Counts!

Meet Our Owner

  • Don Northrop


    Don began his career working on BMWs and Mercedes in 1981, and Porsche in 1983. He has Bosch and Porsche factory training and is an ASE certified technician. He annually attends continuing education seminars so he stays "in tune" with the latest advances in the industry.

4 Reviews

  • Todd
    Todd6 years ago

    I just had my car in for leaking oil, likely valve cover gasket issue and sure enough that's what it was. Fair quote for the job. They have quite the team over there. Quality workmanship and great overall service. I will be going here for all of my future BMW needs and would highly recommend this Shop. Rick and the team there are awesome.

    2007 BMW 525i
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  • Aurea
    Aurea8 years ago

    If you’re looking for fast, friendly, reliable service with great prices for your foreign car, come to German Excellence! The management and staff treat their customers as though they are all family. Thank you German Excellence staff for being so professional and kind. You’ve made a loyal customer out of me! Keep up the GREAT work!

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  • Darren
    Darren9 years ago

    I can't say enough good things about Don Northrop and German Excellence. I have been taking my 3 Porsche's and 2 BMW's I have owned over the years to Don. Even back when it was known as Zotz Garage. You can't go wrong with Don. He stands by his work and he won't sell you something you don't need. He has a nice staff of guys working there and I would never take my cars anywhere else. You can trust him with you car.

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  • Gene
    Gene9 years ago

    It has been a long time since I have found good service from a BMW shop, but these guys were impressive. Not only did they fix me car right the first time, they let me know what to expect to have to repair next. No high pressure sales, no random additional parts needed, just plan old fix the problem and get the car back quick. They offered me special on a rental car if I needed it. Staff was very knowledgeable; ready to answer any questions I had and meet me with a smile and a handshake. I would recommend them to anyone who wants good honest work done.

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