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DKW F 102

DKW F 102
EngineIn-line three-cylinder
Operating principleTwo-stroke engine with
Schnürle loop scavenging
Displacement1168 cm³
Bore * stroke81 * 76 mm
Compression7,25 : 1
Torque103 Nm at 2250 rpm
Performance44 kW (60 HP)
Rated speed4500 rpm
Drive trainLongitudinal engine with front drive
TransmissionFour-speed, synchronised, steering column-mounted gear
Wheelbase2480 mm
Front suspensionTransverse arm, torsion bars
Rear suspensionTwist-beam axle, torsion bars
Brakes f/rDrums, hydraulic (one-circuit)
1975: front-discs (near axle drive)
SteeringRack and pinion
Tyres6.00 - 13
Length4280 mm
Width1618 mm
Height1459 mm
Basic weight910 - 945 kg
Tank capacity35 liter
ConsumptionApprox. 11 liter/100 km
Top speedApprox. 135 km/h
Sales price7200 DM
Manufactured1964 - 1966

The latest in a long gallery of ancestors, which once began with the F 1. Before the Second World War they are very successful. After the Second World War the drive concept cannot really match that of the four-stroke engine. In addition to the already well-known problems, there are new problems concerning the durability. Anyway, the engine has never been blessed with a very impressive durability to start with. Its lubrication becomes a problem when the additive does not function properly with low outside temperatures. Soon, the workshop is very well aware of the typical noise of a defective crank mechanism. What does it help that the two-stroke engine is quickly disassembled and assembled again?
The engine is the Achilles heel of the dooming Auto Union. It can be proven by the course of history, because the later Audi vehicles are very similar to the F 102. Yet, they feature four-stroke engines instead of two strokes.               Top of page               Index
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