The DWK motor car company
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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 called Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen. This was his first attempt and it wasn't entirely successful straight away as it required further development.
1919: Jørgen 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.
1930: DKW became the biggest manufacturer of motorcycles by the 1930s.
1932: The Auto Union was created by the merging of DWK, Audi, Wanderer and Horch.
1950: The first passenger car was produced which was the DKW Meisterklasse meaning Master Class. This model was also known as the DWK F89.
1957: Daimler-Benz takes over the Auto Union.
1964: The Volkswagen Group takes over the Auto Union.
1966: The final DWK was produced, the model was the DWK F102.
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 comparing cars and autos, want to conduct some research before you buy a new car or a used car or finally an automobile enthusiast who loves fast, cool, new, old, vintage, classic, antique, sports, top, muscle or exotic cars we have the info you are searching for! Select the automobile you are interested in and click the link for access to an online overview of this DWK vehicle with car guides, online facts, information, statistics, specs, specifications, design details and ratings of cars and autos.