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DKW Munga

1956 - 68F91/4 (Munga 4)4 Seater1000 cm³ (since 1958)
1958 - 68F91/6 (Munga 6)6 Seater1000 cm³ (since 1959)
1959 - 69F91/8 (Munga 8)8 Seater1000 cm³

DKW Munga 4/6/8
EngineIn-line three-cylinder
Operating principleTwo-stroke engine with Schnürle-loop scavenging
Displacement896/896/980 cm³
Bore * stroke71,0/71,0/74,0 * 76,0 mm
Compression6,5/7,0/7,25 . 1
Air filterOil-bath
Mixture formationZenith double downdraft carburetor
Fuel deliveryPump, electrical, hand pump for cold starting
CoolingHeat circulation, 9,5 l
LubricationFresh oil, 1 : 40
Torque71/74/80 Nm at 3000/3500/3000 rpm
Performance28/29/32 kW (38/40/44 HP)
Rated speed4200/4250/4500 rpm
PowertrainLongitudinal engine with all-wheel drive
ClutchSingle disc, dry
TransmissionTwo- plus four-speed, synchronised
All-wheel drivePermanent, without center differential
Wheelbase2000 mm
Turning circle9.600-11.700 mm
Wheel suspension f/rTransverse arm below, transverse leaf spring above
Bremse v/hDrums, duplex, hydraulic (single circuit)
SteeringGear rack
Tyres6.00 - 16 (5")
Length3375-3690 mm
Width1810-1830 mm
Height1680-1935 mm
Fording depth500 mm
Payload355-690 kg
Tank capacity45 litres
Basic weightApprox. 1025-1220 kg + driver
ConsumptionApprox. 11 litres/100 km (road)
Top speed98/93/90 km/h
Purchase price8340-9300 DM
Manufactured1954 - 1968
Electric system12 V/ 45 Ah/ 160 W or
2 * 12V/45Ah /600 W or
2 * 24V/45Ah /600 W

This is not a Jeep, but a multi-purpose universal terrain vehicle with all-wheel drive. Nearly 50,000 vehicles are built in the course of 12 years, most of them in military trim, and more than one third is delivered to the newly founded German forces. The second minister of Defense, Strauß, is said, himself a Bavarian, to have been speaking up for the DKW-Munga, manufactured in Ingolstadt in Bavaria, as opposed to the Goliath from Bremen, Porsche 597 from Stuttgart, or to build the Jeep in license.

Engine, final drive and the same wheel suspension in front and in the rear are known, in principle, from the saloon. The altered gearbox and the four-wheel drive are interesting as you might consider them as the precursor of the Audi Quattro. You may recognize in picture 4 the transmission, located horizontally behind the front axle, with four forward gears and one reverse gear. The forward gears must be looked upon as locking- synchronized. A two- gear gearbox is put in ahead. The outline shows the two-gear gearbox as folded upwards into the axle drive shaft. It can be shifted at low vehicle speeds and doubles all gears. Thus, vehicle speeds as low as 3 km/h are possible.

The rest of the gearbox is most likely standard series production. The cardan shaft connects rigidly to the gearbox output shaft. Distortions between front axle and rear axle are compensated according to the manufacturer by not fully bend-proof shafts. Only universal joints are implemented, also for the front axle outside. Hence, the relatively large turning circle of 12.5 meters. The wheelbase of the vehicle spans just 2 meters. Just in front of the rear final drive in picture 4 you might notice the inside shoes parking brake. It is probably ill-suited as emergency brake, because it is not strong enough, however, operates on four wheels - which is quiet unique.               Top of page               Index
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