Wednesday 1 December 2010
The DKW F8 compact front wheel drive two stroke engined saloon was introduced by in 1939. The F8 was slightly shorter than its predecessor despite having a marginally increased wheelbase. The base model, known as the Reichsklasse, was manufactured only till 1940 but the Meisterklasse sedan continued in production till 1942. In addition to the saloons, cabriolet (saloon and coupé) versions were offered.
After the war the car reappeared in 1949 as the IFA F8, from the Zwickau plant operated under Soviet control. The factory and operation was reorganized as a Volkseigener Betrieb (or "People Owned Enterprise") Automobilwerke Zwickau (AWZ). The F8 continued in production ar Zwickau until approximately 1955: in addition to the sedan and cabriolet bodies, various additional body types available post war included a delivery van and estate variant.

Technical data:
- engine: 2 cylinders
- capacity: 690 cc
- horsepower: 20 HP
- gearbox: 3+1
- top speed: 85 km/h

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