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DKW F7 Reichsklasse / Meisterklasse
DKW Sedan 1938.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Auto Union AG
Production 1937–1938
Assembly Zwickau
Body and chassis
Layout FF layout
Related Toyota EA
Powertrain
Engine 584 cc & 692 cc
two stroke straight-2
Transmission 3 speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,610 mm (103 in)
Length 3,985 mm (156.9 in)
Width 1,480 mm (58 in)
Height 1,500 mm (59 in)
Curb weight 750 kg (1,650 lb) approx
Chronology
Predecessor DKW F5
Successor DKW F8

The DKW F7 is a sub compact front wheel drive automobile launched by Auto Union’s DKW division in 1937 as a replacement for the DKW F5.

The body[edit]

Changes between the F5 and the F7 were mostly at a detailed level. However, the entry level Reichsklasse saloon now shared the (hitherto slightly longer) body of the Meisterklasse saloon.

In addition to the closed saloon, a two door cabriolet saloon was also available. In 1938 a two door coupe cabriolet, the Front Luxus Cabriolet, was added to the range.

Engine and running gear[edit]

The car has the two cylinder two stroke engine of its predecessor. The Reichsklasse engine was of 584 cc with an output of 18 bhp (13 kW). The Meisterklasse’s 692 cc engine had an output of 20 bhp (15 kW). Respective claimed top speeds were 80 km/h (50 mph) and 85 km/h (53 mph).

Like all the small DKWs of the 1930s, the F7 featured front wheel drive, which at this stage was unusual, and which in the light of subsequent developments can be seen as prescient.

Commercial[edit]

The ‘Front Luxus’ Cabriolet version introduced in 1938 shared the 692 cc engine of the Meisterklasse.

The popular F7 was replaced by the DKW F8 in 1939. By this time, approximately 80,000 F7s had been built.

Sources[edit]


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33 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:09:07 -0700

Some of the cars on display are: Rolls Royce 20 (four door convertible) produced in 1925, Dodge Brothers – Victory Six produced in 1929, DKW-F7 Meisterklasse (two-door sedan) produced in 1938 and BMW Isetta 250 made in 1955. The museum will be ...

Gulf Times

Gulf Times
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Some of the cars are Rolls Royce 20 (four door convertible) made in 1925, Dodge Brothers - Victory Six produced in 1929, DKW-F7 Meisterklasse (two-door sedan) produced in 1938 and BMW Isetta 250 made in 1955. The museum's agenda is to show the ...

MOPO24

MOPO24
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Designerin Sarah Klocke (30): „So eine Konstruktion gab es noch nie. Während des Aufbaus gab es ein paar Probleme.“ Stolz steht der amtierende Museumsleiter, Achim Dresler (58), vor dem Turm. Er schaut auf einen „DKW F7“-Wagen aus dem Jahr 1938.
 
Motor Authority
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:14:07 -0800

The DKW F7 was pushed down a ramp in front of spectators with a camera rolling (no pun intended). The engineers wanted to show the assembled crowd that their car could take a bit of punishment. The F7 rolled multiple times but, when it finally came to ...
 
BILD
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:03:37 -0700

Chemnitz – Auf diesem silbernen Band steht das Beste aus 220 Jahren sächsischer Industriegeschichte. Für zwei Mio. Euro wurde das Industriemuseum zur modernsten Schau Deutschlands umgebaut. „Wir wollen die Vielfalt der Innovationen zeigen. Dieser ...

Merkur.de

Merkur.de
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:15:00 -0700

Rudi Batzer, Unternehmer aus Oberschleißheim, einstige Gemeinderat und Oldtimerfreund, der mit seinem DKW F7, Baujahr 1937 bislang jede Show schmückte, hätte nicht glücklicher wirken können. Mit einer Schürze um den Bauch wechselte er zwischen ...

KÜS-News

KÜS-News
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:03:34 -0700

In der neuen Ausstellung steht ein „DKW F7“-Wagen aus dem Jahr 1938. Das Besondere: Das Modell ist in der Mitte aufgeschnitten. Ein seltener Einblick in Automobilgeschichte. In neun Schwerpunkten werden die wichtigsten Industriezweige der Region ...

Origo

Origo
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 08:02:22 -0800

Kár, hogy nem teljesen eredeti,több eltérés is van, a motorháztető dkw f8, a műszerfal dkw f7, a műszerék szintén nem megfelelőek. Az ablak keret hiányzik az üvegről.....stb. A link lemásolva, beilleszthető. (0)Válaszolok. Mégse. Protoss Observer2015 ...
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