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Wanderer 5/15 hp Type W3H, 1915


Civilian vehicles sales in the German Reich declined rapidly with the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. The Wanderer factory then focussed its attention on the Imperial Army as a customer. After initial doubts about the suitability of a compact car in a state of warfare, the military were finally convinced of the reliability of the Wanderer compact car. From 1915 onwards, the Wanderer 2-seater was supplied in significant numbers to the motorised division of the army.

Engine: 4-cylinder in line
Displacement: 1,222 cc
Power: 15 hp at 1,800 rpm
Maximum speed: 80 km/h
Fuel consumption: 9 litres/100 km
Price: 3,650 marks
Series: 1914-1921
Production: approx. 3,500 cars