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DKW P 15 convertible, 1929


When the Zschopauer Motorenwerke launched the first DKW motorcycle with a 2-cylinder engine in March 1927, the idea came to fruition to convert such an engine to water cooling to allow it to be used for a compact DKW automobile. In June 1928, series production of the compact 2-seater started, which soon met with enthusiastic approval. The unconventional construction with a wooden unitary body made the vehicle light, and despite its small engine agile and manoeuvrable.

Engine: 2-cylinder, 2-stroke in line
Displacement: 584 cc
Power: 15 hp at 3,500 rpm
Maximum speed: 80 km/h
Fuel consumption: 8 litres/100 km
Price: 2,685 Reichsmarks
Series: 1928-1929
Production: 3,008 cars

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