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DKW 1000 S

DKW 1000S
EngineIn-line three-cylinder (two-stroke)
Displacement, (bore. * stroke)980 cm³ (74,0 mm * 76,0 mm)
Compression ratio7,25 : 1
Engine controlSchnürle-counterflow scavenging
Mixture preparationSolex downdraft carburettor
Mixing ratio1 : 40
CoolingHeat circulation, approximately 8 litres
IgnitionPer cylinder one distributor contact point
Performance32 kW (44 HP) at 4500 rpm
CO2-emission g/km
Drive trainFront drive, longitudinal
ClutchSingle disc dry, Saxomat (optional)
TransmissionFour-speed, 2nd - 4th-speed synchronized, disengageable freewheel
Front suspensionTriangular control arm, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspensionTransverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
SteeringGear rack, steering lock
BrakesDrums, Duplex front, hydraulically
Wheels5.60 - 15
Wheelbase2.350 mm
Turning circle11.000 mm
Length4.225 mm
Width1.695 mm
Height1.465 mm
Tank capacity45 litres
Payload395 kg
Kerb weight910 kg + driver
Top speed125-130 km/h
Manufactured1961 - 1966

The era of streamlined bodies was coming to an end. The cubic forms were more estimated , but DKW buyers had to wait thereon still a few years, at least in this performance class. Up front, the slow rise liked still to be all right, perhaps except for not so favourable clarity. But rear remained at a similar slant relatively little luggage space, especially the enormous axle construction also was not directly saving space behind the seats.

This not self-supporting body from before the war had long since given up, even if it had become the meanwhile very popular wraparound windshield. These passed around the corner to a moved backwards A-pillar. The view forwards was nevertheless criticized by the testers. In the luggage compartment the spare wheel was now vertical, but it did not help much because it remained relatively little space between the high floor and the sloping boot lid. One could only open it a bit with too much luggage and possibly allow the rain to come in.

Even otherwise, the car has been criticized, as Coupé de Luxe without B-pillar the purchase price was about 7,000 DM. The equipment with the pasted dashboard was considered to be too simple. There was also a strange mechanism to open and lock the door with the armrest. Also, the schema of the column gear change with the first gear rear bottom was unusual. Not even the seatbacks up front were adjustable. At the time perhaps not quite as bad, the indicator turned back not by itself.

Although the manufacturer has really done a lot to modernize the car. t is available even with disc brakes (without servo) later, perhaps with a two-stroke engine even more important than at the four-stroke. Because change down was not necessarily desired with it. It had even a freewheel, which could prevent the braking by the engine. With real mixture lubrication, the rotational speed is namely high and the lubrication low. Not good for the engine.

However, the 1000 S had a fresh oil lubrication. It refueled gasoline and oil separately and received its finely balanced mixture in the carburettor. This reduced the oil in the exhaust gas and thus the often two-stroke engines accompanying exhaust flag. Oil consumption was not as high as you would suspect with a mixture lubrication. It could really quite keep in case of frequent intervals of only 2500 km with a five-liter four-stroke engine at the time.

The front engine was light, because parts were missing, the four-stroke engine necessarily needs. It is said to have had initially problems with the conversion of the lubrication, but it is cheaper to exchange with fewer moving parts. Even the standard consumption of 8.6 l/100km specified by the manufacturer could keep up with the of four-stroke engines. In upcoming angular and more powerful models it will rather be higher. Of exhaust emission was still no mention. And comfortable and relatively quiet the DKW is already ... 01/15               Top of page               Index
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