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About Rumpler

The Rumpler was a car developed by Austrian engineer Edmund Rumpler.

Rumpler, born in Vienna, was a designer of airplanes when in 1921 he introduced the Tropfenwagen on the Berlin car show. It was to be the first streamline car (beating the American Chrysler Airflow and Czech Tatra T107). The car featured a mid-engine layout, with a W6 engine. It had three banks of paired cylinders, all working on a common crankshaft. Around 80 cars were built. It was found to have a CW-value of only 0.28. Rumpler was the person who patented the swing axle suspension design, as well as the tranasaxle. The transaxle was used in some of the most significant vehicles of the 20th Century : the Mini, the VW Beetle, the Porsche 356 and 911 among others.

The test, which was run at a Volkswagen windtunnel in 1979, surprised engineers of the day. Volkswagen wouldn't beat the value until 1988 with the Passat.

Although the car was very advanced for its time, a big seller it was not. Little problems at the start (cooling), the appearance of the vehicle and the absence of a luggage compartment did not help sales. The car was sold almost solely as a taxi.

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2-door
4-seat
W6 12v 2.6L OHV M-3
26.8 kW / 35.9 hp / 35.9 hp        
   

Rumpler Tropfenwagen (1921)

2-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve W engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2580 cm3 / 157.4 cu in / 157.4 cu in, 26.8 kW / 35.9 hp / 35.9 hp @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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