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DKW Special

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 DKW Special

petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 690 cm3 / 42.1 cu in / 42.1 cu in, 14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DKWIssued from1939
ModelSpecialIssued until
SerieSpecialNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3899 mm / 153.5 in / 153.5 inTotal (curb) weight686 kg / 1512 lb / 1512 lb
Width1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2616 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.49  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerDKWValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEngine displacement690 cm3 / 42.1 cu in / 42.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity345.00 cm3/cylinder / 21.053 cu in/cylinder / 21.053 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.0 kW / 8.0 hp / 8.0 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.474 bhp/cu in / 0.474 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio6.1
  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 ratio29.1 kW/ton / 22.1 bhp/ton / 22.1 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 locationotherEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension 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 Special

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