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DKW 4=8, V 1000 saloon, 1931


In 1930, a large DKW was launched with an extraordinary engine: an 800 cc 4-cylinder 2-stroke engine in V arrangement with a charging pump for each cylinder bank. The name 4=8 was an allusion to a 4-cylinder 2-stroke engine having twice the number of working cycles than an 8-cylinder 4-stroke engine. The vehicle had a wooden unitary body construction clad with artificial leather. In the spring of 1931, the successor model was launched with an engine enlarged to 1000 cc.

Engine: V4-cylinder 2-stroke in line with 2 charging pumps
Displacement: 988 cc
Power: 25 hp at 3,500 rpm
Maximum speed: 90 km/h
Fuel consumption: 10-12 litres/100 km
Price: 2,985 Reichsmarks
Series: 1931-1932
Production: 2,995 cars