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DKW Junior

DKW Junior
EngineIn-line three-cylinder
Operating principleTwo-stroke engine with
Schnürle loop scavenging
Displacement741 cm³
Bore * stroke68 * 68 mm
LubricationFresh-oil lubrication (since 1961)
Torque64 Nm at 2500 rpm
Performance25 kW (34 HP)
Rated speed4300 rpm
Drive trainFront engine with front drive
TransmissionFour-speed, synchronised, steering column-mounted gear
Wheel base2175 mm
Front axleTransverse arm, torsion bars
Rear axleTwist-beam axle, torsion bars
Brakes f/rDiscs, drums
SteeringRack and pinion
Tyres5.20 - 12
Length3965 mm
Width1575 mm
Height1430 mm
Basic weight700 kg
Tank capacity35 liter
ConsumptionApprox. 9 liter/100 km
Top speedApprox. 114 km/h
Sales price4950 DM
Manufactured1959 - 1963
VersionDe Luxe (since 1961)

It is introduced in 1959, presenting a new style. So much for the stream lined car body. Rear wings and other reminiscences of American design are hot. The car becomes more clearly arranged, and there is a new chassis, too. There are no transversal leaf springs any more; torsion bars are substantially more space-saving.

A completely reasonable car; of course, it competes against the VW Beetle of that time, featuring on the one hand a lower weight and 3.5 kW (5 HP) more power, on the other hand the typical disadvantages of its two-stroke engine. The engineers are committed to the principle because of its long tradition. It is the first vehicle which is built in the new factory in Ingolstadt, as later on all vehicles of the same brand. Also, the car is named again 'DKW' and not 'Auto Union'.

It is wise to plan on a large scale. DKW never again reached its large sales figures. Nevertheless, the new factory has been worthwhile. It is the first stage of development for today's Audi manufacturing.               Top of page               Index
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