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DKW Meisterklasse F8

(1940 model)

Brief specs of 1940 DKW Meisterklasse F8

petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, 589 cm3 / 35.9 cu in / 35.9 cu in, 13.0 kW / 17.4 hp / 17.4 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DKWIssued from1940
ModelMeisterklasse F8Issued until
SerieMeisterklasseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAuto UnionCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3870 l / 136.67 cu ft / 136.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3910 mm / 153.9 in / 153.9 inTotal (curb) weight700 kg / 1543 lb / 1543 lb
Width1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inDry weight
Height1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2610 mm / 102.8 in / 102.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.4 sq ft / 20.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyEngine displacement589 cm3 / 35.9 cu in / 35.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity292.46 cm3/cylinder / 17.847 cu in/cylinder / 17.847 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power13.0 kW / 17.4 hp / 17.4 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.2 kW / 7.0 hp / 7.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output22.7 kW/l / 0.499 bhp/cu in / 0.499 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio25.7 kW/ton / 19.5 bhp/ton / 19.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of DKW Meisterklasse F8

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