The Audi Type R was a large, well-constructed, reliable, fast and expensive car produced by Audi between 1928 and 1932 as a successor to the Audi Type M. The Type R closely resembled the predecessor model, which had been perceived as too expensive. In reality the Type R was a little smaller than the Type M, its specification was less lavish and its price was lower. Nevertheless, it remained a large, expensive car produced during a period characterised by increasing austerity as the economy underwent the aftershocks from the stock market crashes and bank failures of 1929. Like its even more extravagant predecessor the Type R struggled to find customers.

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  • Der Audi 19/100 PS Typ R „Imperator“ ist ein Oberklasse-Pkw der Audiwerke AG Zwickau. Der erste Audi mit Achtzylindermotor war Nachfolger des sehr teuren Sechszylindermodells Audi 18/70 PS Typ M. Von 1927 bis 1929 wurden in Zwickau 145 Typ R „Imperator“ ausgeliefert. Nachfolger war der Achtzylinder-Typ SS „Zwickau“. Der Audi Typ R hat einen vorn eingebauten seitengesteuerten Reihenmotor mit 4,9 Litern Hubraum, der über ein Dreigang-Getriebe mit Schalthebel in der Wagenmitte die Hinterräder antreibt. Er entwickelt 100 PS (74 kW) bei 3300 min−1. Der Imperator-Motor war wesentlich einfacher gestaltet als der des Vorgängermodells Typ M mit obenliegender Nockenwelle und Königswelle. Der Audi 19/100 PS hat wie sein Vorgänger blattgefederte Starrachsen vorn und hinten und Trommelbremsen an allen Rädern, die jedoch mechanisch (Seilzug) statt hydraulisch betätigt werden. Obwohl der „Imperator“ 30 PS mehr Motorleistung bot und mit einem Preis von 16.000 Reichsmark auch fast 30 Prozent günstiger als der 22.300 RM teure Vorgänger war, fand der Typ R nur wenige Käufer, so dass schließlich die Zschopauer Motorenwerke J. S. Rasmussen (DKW) die Audiwerke AG durch Übernahme vor dem drohenden Konkurs retten musste. (de)
  • L'Audi Type R Imperator est une automobile produite par Audi entre 1928 et 1932. Elle est la remplaçante de l'Audi Type M, qui était très coûteuse à l'époque. * Portail de l’automobile Portail de l’automobile * Portail de l’Allemagne Portail de l’Allemagne (fr)
  • La Typ R aveva montato un motore anteriore a otto cilindri in linea ed a quattro tempi, da 4.872 cm3 di cilindrata. Le valvole erano laterali. La potenza erogata era di 100 CV a 3.300 giri al minuto, mentre l'alesaggio e la corsa erano, rispettivamente, 80 mm e 122 mm. Il motore, rispetto a quello del modello predecessore, era stato semplificato. L'impianto elettrico era a 12 volt. Il cambio, con leva al centro della vettura, era a tre rapporti, mentre la trazione era posteriore. La carreggiata anteriore e posteriore era di 1.450 mm. Le sospensioni erano a balestra ed assale rigido. Le carrozzerie disponibili erano berlina e limousine quattro porte, e cabriolet a due/quattro porte. La velocità massima raggiunta dal modello era di 120 km/h, ma ciò che stupì della vettura fu l'incredibile elasticità del suo motore, basti pensare che riusciva ad accelerare con sorprendente disinvoltura nel rapporto più lungo da 8 km/h alla velocità massima. la Typ R era lussuosa, ma ebbe scarso successo, soprattutto perché era estremamente cara come prezzo di listino. La commercializzazione della Typ R contribuì a spingere l'Audi, già economicamente provata dallo scarso successo dei modelli precedenti, verso la bancarotta. Così, nel 1928 la Casa di Zwickau venne rilevata dalla DKW, la quale mosse il primo passo verso la costituzione della futura Auto Union. Quanto alla Typ R, essa fu sostituita nel 1929 dalla Typ SS. (it)
  • The Audi Type R was a large, well-constructed, reliable, fast and expensive car produced by Audi between 1928 and 1932 as a successor to the Audi Type M. The Type R closely resembled the predecessor model, which had been perceived as too expensive. In reality the Type R was a little smaller than the Type M, its specification was less lavish and its price was lower. Nevertheless, it remained a large, expensive car produced during a period characterised by increasing austerity as the economy underwent the aftershocks from the stock market crashes and bank failures of 1929. Like its even more extravagant predecessor the Type R struggled to find customers. The car had an eight-cylinder in-line sidevalve engine with 4,872 cc of displacement. It developed a claimed maximum 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) of output at 3,300 rpm, which converted into a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Gone were the light-metal cylinder head and overhead valves that had excited commentators on the Type M. The three-speed manual transmission represented a step back from the four-speed transmission of the earlier car, and while the Type R retained four-wheel brakes, these were now mechanically rather than hydraulically controlled. The Type R also lost some of the earlier car's bulk, its 3,620 mm (143 in) wheelbase being 130 mm (5.1 in) shorter than that of the Type M. The vast Pullmann-Limousine-bodied car was also 200 kg lighter, with an official weight of "only" 2,300 kg. Particularly noteworthy was the price of the Pullmann-Limousine-bodied car, with a manufacturer's listed price of 16,575 Marks, a significant cut when compared to the 22,300 Marks that had been asked four years earlier for the then newly introduced Type M, although it should be borne in mind that there was more general price deflation recorded in the German economy between 1928 and 1932. The Type R was much more efficient and less expensive than its predecessor, but it still found few buyers. 145 were eventually produced. Audi could not survive on these volumes and was running out of cash; purchase of the Audi business by Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen in 1928 came as a timely rescue. (en)
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  • L'Audi Type R Imperator est une automobile produite par Audi entre 1928 et 1932. Elle est la remplaçante de l'Audi Type M, qui était très coûteuse à l'époque. * Portail de l’automobile Portail de l’automobile * Portail de l’Allemagne Portail de l’Allemagne (fr)
  • Der Audi 19/100 PS Typ R „Imperator“ ist ein Oberklasse-Pkw der Audiwerke AG Zwickau. Der erste Audi mit Achtzylindermotor war Nachfolger des sehr teuren Sechszylindermodells Audi 18/70 PS Typ M. Von 1927 bis 1929 wurden in Zwickau 145 Typ R „Imperator“ ausgeliefert. Nachfolger war der Achtzylinder-Typ SS „Zwickau“. (de)
  • La Typ R aveva montato un motore anteriore a otto cilindri in linea ed a quattro tempi, da 4.872 cm3 di cilindrata. Le valvole erano laterali. La potenza erogata era di 100 CV a 3.300 giri al minuto, mentre l'alesaggio e la corsa erano, rispettivamente, 80 mm e 122 mm. Il motore, rispetto a quello del modello predecessore, era stato semplificato. L'impianto elettrico era a 12 volt. (it)
  • The Audi Type R was a large, well-constructed, reliable, fast and expensive car produced by Audi between 1928 and 1932 as a successor to the Audi Type M. The Type R closely resembled the predecessor model, which had been perceived as too expensive. In reality the Type R was a little smaller than the Type M, its specification was less lavish and its price was lower. Nevertheless, it remained a large, expensive car produced during a period characterised by increasing austerity as the economy underwent the aftershocks from the stock market crashes and bank failures of 1929. Like its even more extravagant predecessor the Type R struggled to find customers. (en)
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