Audi Type E

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Audi Type E
Audi Typ E (1923).jpg
Manufacturer Audi Automobilwerke GmbH Zwickau
(from 1915 Audi Werke Zwickau)
Production 1911-1924
Assembly Zwickau, Germany
Engine 5,699 cc straight-4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Wheelbase 3,320 mm (131 in)
or 3,465 mm (136.4 in)

The Audi Type E was a passenger car introduced by Audi in 1913.[1] It was the largest pre-war car from Audi.

The vehicle had a four-cylinder two-block in-line engine with 5,699 cc of displacement. It developed over a four-speed countershaft gearbox and a propeller shaft, which drove the rear wheels. The claimed maximum output was 55 PS (40 kW; 54 hp) at 1650 or 1750 rpm, supporting a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph). The foot brake operated via a mechanical linkage on the drive shaft.[1]

The car had a ladder frame and two leaf-sprung solid axles. It was available with various closed, semi-closed and open topped "Touring car" bodies, including a Laundaulet (with a large enclosed passenger compartment at the back and a semi-open front bench for the chauffeur and a front passenger) by the coach-builder Deissner of Köthen.[2]

350 Type Es were produced.


Production 1912-1923
Engine 4 Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Bore x Stroke 110 mm x 150 mm (5.9 in)
Capacity 5720 cc
Power 55 PS (40 kW; 54 hp)
Top Speed 75 km/h (47 mph)
Empty Weight 1,225 kg (2,701 lb) (Chassis)
Wheelbase 3,320 mm (130.7 in)
Track Front/Rear 1,400 mm (55.1 in)/1,400 mm (55.1 in)


  • Schrader, Halwart: Deutsche Autos 1885-1920, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1. Auflage (2002), ISBN 3-613-02211-7
  • Oswald, Werner (2001). Deutsche Autos 1920-1945, Band (vol) 2 (in German). Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-613-02170-6.
  1. ^ a b Oswald, p 45
  2. ^ Oswald, p 42