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DKW F8 Meisterklasse specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 750 kg (1653 lbs)
Dimensions 3.99 m (157 in) long, 1.49 m (59 in) wide, 1.48 m (58 in) high
Wheelbase 2.60 m (102 in)
Introduced 1939
Origin country Germany
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Submitted by Fangio Man

Powertrain

Engine type V2
Displacement 0.7 l (42 ci / 692 cc)
Power 20 ps (20 bhp / 15 kw)
Power / liter 29 ps (29 hp)
Power / weight 27 ps (26 bhp) / t
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Shaggy  7y ago

@Super8: I wouldn't try.


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Piorun  7y ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_126

Well Fiat 126p, was produced to 2000 in over 4.5 million units, and the engie was 704 cc Straight-2 and the power was 26 PS (19 kW)

Thats a not big proggrresion for over 60 years. And you still can meet that crapy communist box on wheels on the highway in Poland, so... in 1939 this DKW car was usefull and drivable on any road i guess.


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Super8  7y ago

I wonder if this can be driven on today's highway.....


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FastestLaps  7y ago

I meant "power/displacement" but same goes for power weight, because engine certainly doesn't weight much and it doesn't need a big servicing area around it, the whole car can be compact and light.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@FastestLaps: You're right, I'm sure the power to weight ratio is surprisingly good, the car is probably fun to drive.


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FastestLaps  7y ago

That's actually a very good power/displacement ratio for 1939.

And, believe me, 20 horses are enough to go from A to B.

The longevity of that small engine is another matter.


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Shaggy  7y ago

20 horsepower 700 CC V twin, there are riding lawnmowers with more power.


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BR2+  7y ago

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Fangio Man  7y ago

@Charles Lemworth jr
I just said what it's claimed topspeed is...


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Charles Lemworth jr  7y ago

Fangio man, what does top speed have to do with anything about this car? You are always mocking the classics.my father owned one of these and it was plenty fast back in the day!


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Fangio Man  7y ago

Topspeed: 85 km/h