Thursday 23 June 2011
The AWZ P70 "Zwickau" was a car made in East Germany by VEB Automobilwerke Zwickau (AWZ) between 1955 and 1958. After 1958 AWZ was united with the former Horch factory to the VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau and called Sachsenring P70.
It succeeded the IFA F8 using the same 684 cc two cylinder, two-stroke engine but with a completely new glass fibre body. An estate version was introduced in 1956 followed by a coupé in 1957.
It was replaced by the Trabant P50 in 1959 after about 36,000 had been made. The total output of AWZ P70 was 36,151 cars.
- engine: 2 cylinders
- capacity: 684 cc
- horsepower: 22 HP
- gearbox: 3+1
- top speed: 100 km/h