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Horch 18-22 hp saloon, 1905


In the development of his automobiles, August Horch was especially interested in continuously enhancing the utility value of a motor vehicle in regular use. Reliability of the drive elements was not the only priority factor. User-friendliness became ever more important. For this reason, he equipped his cars with a steeply slanting steering column from 1905 in order to allow a more comfortable seating position for the driver. A 4-speed gearbox allowed the engine's torque to be exploited more effectively.

Engine: 4-cylinder in line
Displacement: 2,725 cc
Power: 18-22 hp at 1,400 rpm
Maximum speed: 70 km/h
Price: 9,400 marks (chassis)
Series: 1904-1905

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