The DWK motor car company
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autos manufactured under the name of the
DWK motor car company. An online guide for auto
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History of DWK motor car company
TDKW (Dampf-Kraft-Wagen or steam-driven car)
was formed by the Danish born engineer Jørgen
Skafte Rasmussen in 1916 and was amalgamated
with Audi, Horch and Wanderer, in 1932 to form
Auto Union based in Zwickau. DWK cars were
produced from 1828 to 1966. The model names
begin with the letter F which stands for Front.
Many of the most recognized models were designed
before the Second World War. The F1 car through
to model F8 had front wheel drive and transverse
mounted two cylinder engines.
1916: The DWK,
which is an abbreviated name for
Dampt-Kraft-Wagen, meaning steam driven car, was
produced by an engineer of Danish nationality
Skafte Rasmussen. This was his first attempt and
it wasn't entirely successful straight away as
it required further development.
Skafte Rasmussen created a toy steam engine
known as Des Knaben Wunsch meaning the boy's
desire. The Danish engineer further developed
this toy steam engine and used it in a
motorcycle named Das Kleine Wunder which means
the little marvel.
became the biggest manufacturer of motorcycles
by the 1930s.
Auto Union was created by the merging of DWK,
Audi, Wanderer and Horch.
first passenger car was produced which was the
DKW Meisterklasse meaning Master Class. This
model was also known as the DWK F89.
Daimler-Benz takes over the Auto Union.
Volkswagen Group takes over the Auto Union.
final DWK was produced, the model was the DWK
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the DWK motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles
produced by the company include those detailed
on the following list. Whether you enjoy
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