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Audi Type SS "Zwickau" Pullman saloon, 1929


The Type SS presented in 1929 was a very exclusive car, it was comparatively inexpensive. Its eight-cylinder engine is known as a "Rickenbacker": DKW boss J├Ârgen Skafte Rasmussen, Audi majority shareholder, had bought the production facilities for six and eight-cylinder engines from the bankrupt estate of the American car company Rickenbacker. These engines were also used at Audi from 1929 to 1932.

Engine: 8-cylinder in-line, 4-stroke
Capacity: 5,130 cc
Power: 100 hp at 3,000 rpm
Maximum speed: 68 mph
Fuel consumption: 11 mpg
Price: RM 12,950
Series: 1929-1932
Production: 457 cars