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1964-1972 NSU 1000 specifications


The NSU 1000 was a larger, more civilised version of the Prinz 4. Powered by a new 1-litre four-cylinder aircooled engine, the 1000 failed to make a sales impact, probably because it too closely resembled the cheaper car it was based upon. The main differences between the Prinz 4 and the 1000 were its longer wheelbase, restyled front end and plastic cooling fins – and just like its smaller brother, it was a great little car to drive. The 1000 survived the Volkswagen takeover, making it to 1973, but its replacement – the Audi 50 – shared no parts with it.

Production

  • Production:
    196,000
  • Price at launch:
    £673
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £300

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.5secs
  • Top speed:
    80.0mph
  • Power:
    43.0bhp
  • Torque:
    52.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring, semi-trailing arms
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3785mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2250mm
  • Width:
    1485mm
  • Height:
    1360mm
  • Weight:
    620kgs

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