The Audi Type SS was a large, eight-cylinder-powered sedan/saloon car introduced by Audi in 1929 in succession to the Type R "Imperator". Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, the Danish-born entrepreneurial industrialist who had purchased Audi-Werke in 1928, had previously, in 1927, purchased the manufacturing plant of the bankrupt Detroit-based Rickenbacker business and shipped it home to Germany. He installed it in a factory he owned just outside Zschopau, near to Audi's own Zwickau plant. The plan was to build large, relatively inexpensive US-style "Rasmussen engines" for sales to other German auto-makers. The plan failed in that Rasmussen failed to secure any orders for the engines, so he instead produced a couple of models of his own which used them. The Audi Type SS (Zwickau) was one of these.

Property Value
dbo:Automobile/wheelbase
  • 3500.0
dbo:MeanOfTransportation/height
  • 1870.0
dbo:MeanOfTransportation/length
  • 4965.0
dbo:MeanOfTransportation/width
  • 1780.0
dbo:abstract
  • Der Audi Typ SS – oder Audi Zwickau – ist ein Pkw der Oberklasse mit Achtzylindermotor, den die Audiwerke in Zwickau als Nachfolger des Typs R „Imperator“ herausbrachten. Der Typ SS war der erste neue Audi-Pkw nach der Übernahme des Werkes durch die Zschopauer Motorenwerke J. S. Rasmussen AG (DKW). Das Fahrzeug hat einen vorne eingebauten seitengesteuerten Reihenmotor mit 5,1 Litern Hubraum. Er entwickelt 100 PS (74 kW) bei 3000 min−1 und treibt über ein Viergang-Getriebe mit Schalthebel in der Wagenmitte die Hinterräder an. Die Motoren waren US-amerikanische Konstruktionen und wurden im DKW-Zweigwerk Scharfenstein hergestellt, wo die Zschopauer Motorenwerke mit aufgekauften Maschinen des ehemaligen US-Unternehmens Rickenbacker Motor Company eine neue Fertigung eingerichtet hatten. Der Wagen hatte zwei blattgefederte Starrachsen und hydraulisch betätigte Bremsen an allen Rädern. Er war als viertürige Pullman-Limousine oder viertüriges Cabriolet verfügbar. Bis 1932 wurden 457 Exemplare hergestellt. (de)
  • L'Audi Zwickau ou Audi Type SS est une automobile produite entre 1929 et 1932 par Audi. Elle est la remplaçante de l'Audi Type R Imperator. * Portail de l’automobile Portail de l’automobile * Portail de l’Allemagne Portail de l’Allemagne (fr)
  • La Typ SS montava un motore anteriore a otto cilindri in linea ed a quattro tempi, da 5.130 cm3 di cilindrata. Questo motore non venne però progettato dall'Audi, ma dalla Rickenbacker, una Casa automobilistica statunitense che aveva chiuso i battenti e dalla quale J.S. Rasmussen, patron della DKW, aveva acquistato i macchinari per l'assemblaggio durante un viaggio negli States. La distribuzione era a Valvole laterali. La potenza erogata era di 100 CV a 3.000 giri al minuto, mentre l'alesaggio e la corsa erano, rispettivamente, 82,55 mm e 120,65 mm. L'impianto elettrico era a 12 volt. Il cambio, con leva al centro della vettura, era a quattro rapporti, e trasferiva il moto alle ruote posteriori. L'architettura era quindi di tipo tradizionale. Le carreggiate anteriore e posteriore erano, rispettivamente, di 1.440 mm e 1.480 mm. Le sospensioni erano a balestra ed assale rigido. I freni erano idraulici sulle quattro ruote. Le carrozzerie disponibili erano berlina, cabriolet e limousine quattro porte. La velocità massima raggiunta dal modello era di 120 km/h. Nonostante i tempi molto difficili dovuti alla grave crisi economica scoppiata verso la fine del 1929, la SS vendette discretamente: ne vennero prodotti 457 esemplari. (it)
  • The Audi Type SS was a large, eight-cylinder-powered sedan/saloon car introduced by Audi in 1929 in succession to the Type R "Imperator". Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, the Danish-born entrepreneurial industrialist who had purchased Audi-Werke in 1928, had previously, in 1927, purchased the manufacturing plant of the bankrupt Detroit-based Rickenbacker business and shipped it home to Germany. He installed it in a factory he owned just outside Zschopau, near to Audi's own Zwickau plant. The plan was to build large, relatively inexpensive US-style "Rasmussen engines" for sales to other German auto-makers. The plan failed in that Rasmussen failed to secure any orders for the engines, so he instead produced a couple of models of his own which used them. The Audi Type SS (Zwickau) was one of these. The 5,130 cc straight 8 engine developed a maximum output 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 3,000 rpm, which was relayed using a four-speed transmission through to the rear wheels and converted into a claimed top speed of 110 km/h (68 mph). The car had two leaf-sprung solid axles and hydraulically controlled brakes which operated on all four wheels. The usual body configurations were available, including a four-door cabriolet and, with a manufacturer's recommended price of 12,950 Marks, a "Pullman-Limousine". Approximately 400 Audi Zwickaus were produced between 1929 and 1932, which for this size of car was a reasonable tally. (en)
dbo:assembly
dbo:engine
dbo:height
  • 1.870000 (xsd:double)
dbo:layout
dbo:length
  • 4.965000 (xsd:double)
dbo:manufacturer
dbo:productionEndYear
  • 1932-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:productionStartYear
  • 1929-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wheelbase
  • 3.500000 (xsd:double)
dbo:width
  • 1.780000 (xsd:double)
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 33334936 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 725970904 (xsd:integer)
dbp:sp
  • uk
dct:subject
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • L'Audi Zwickau ou Audi Type SS est une automobile produite entre 1929 et 1932 par Audi. Elle est la remplaçante de l'Audi Type R Imperator. * Portail de l’automobile Portail de l’automobile * Portail de l’Allemagne Portail de l’Allemagne (fr)
  • Der Audi Typ SS – oder Audi Zwickau – ist ein Pkw der Oberklasse mit Achtzylindermotor, den die Audiwerke in Zwickau als Nachfolger des Typs R „Imperator“ herausbrachten. Der Typ SS war der erste neue Audi-Pkw nach der Übernahme des Werkes durch die Zschopauer Motorenwerke J. S. Rasmussen AG (DKW). Das Fahrzeug hat einen vorne eingebauten seitengesteuerten Reihenmotor mit 5,1 Litern Hubraum. Er entwickelt 100 PS (74 kW) bei 3000 min−1 und treibt über ein Viergang-Getriebe mit Schalthebel in der Wagenmitte die Hinterräder an. Die Motoren waren US-amerikanische Konstruktionen und wurden im DKW-Zweigwerk Scharfenstein hergestellt, wo die Zschopauer Motorenwerke mit aufgekauften Maschinen des ehemaligen US-Unternehmens Rickenbacker Motor Company eine neue Fertigung eingerichtet hatten. Der Wag (de)
  • La Typ SS montava un motore anteriore a otto cilindri in linea ed a quattro tempi, da 5.130 cm3 di cilindrata. Questo motore non venne però progettato dall'Audi, ma dalla Rickenbacker, una Casa automobilistica statunitense che aveva chiuso i battenti e dalla quale J.S. Rasmussen, patron della DKW, aveva acquistato i macchinari per l'assemblaggio durante un viaggio negli States. La distribuzione era a Valvole laterali. La potenza erogata era di 100 CV a 3.000 giri al minuto, mentre l'alesaggio e la corsa erano, rispettivamente, 82,55 mm e 120,65 mm. L'impianto elettrico era a 12 volt. (it)
  • The Audi Type SS was a large, eight-cylinder-powered sedan/saloon car introduced by Audi in 1929 in succession to the Type R "Imperator". Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, the Danish-born entrepreneurial industrialist who had purchased Audi-Werke in 1928, had previously, in 1927, purchased the manufacturing plant of the bankrupt Detroit-based Rickenbacker business and shipped it home to Germany. He installed it in a factory he owned just outside Zschopau, near to Audi's own Zwickau plant. The plan was to build large, relatively inexpensive US-style "Rasmussen engines" for sales to other German auto-makers. The plan failed in that Rasmussen failed to secure any orders for the engines, so he instead produced a couple of models of his own which used them. The Audi Type SS (Zwickau) was one of these. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Audi Typ SS (de)
  • Audi Zwickau (fr)
  • Audi Typ SS (it)
  • Audi Type SS (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Audi Type SS (en)
  • Audi 20 / 100 (en)
  • Audi Zwickau (en)
is foaf:primaryTopic of