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Auto Union 1000 S coupé, 1961


At the end of 1957, Auto Union launched the first model on the market under its own name: the Auto Union 1000 Coupé de Luxe, stylistically and technically similar to the DKW 3=6. The engine, which had been increased in size from 900 to 1,000 cc, initially developed a power output of 44 hp. The Auto Union 1000 S was introduced in the 1960 model year with a more powerful 50 hp engine and an eye-catching wrap-around windscreen.

Engine: 3-cylinder in-line, 2-stroke
Displacement: 981 cc
Power: 50 hp at 4,500 rpm
Top speed: 84 mph
Fuel consumption: 24 mpg
Price: DM 6,700
Series: 1959-1961
Production: 84,614 cars