German car sales rose 3 percent in August despite ongoing production challenges due to a shortage of components such as semiconductors.
The result marked the first rise in monthly market sales since February.
Registrations for the month were 199,183, data from the KBA motor transport authority showed on Monday.
Stellantis' DS premium brand was the biggest monthly winner with registrations up 177 percent for a 0.1 percent market share.
Total sales of full-electric vehicles rose 11 percent for a 16.1 percent market share.
Other monthly winners included Land Rover, up 121 percent; Dacia, up 76 percent; Smart, up 84 percent; Renault, up 48 percent; and Porsche, also up 48 percent.