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1958-1972 NSU Prinz specifications

1958-1972 NSU Prinz specifications Classic and Performance Car

When the NSU Prinz arrived in 1961, it was the height of small car fashion. Aside from the Mini, all of the important European baby cars had their engines slung out back, and many were still aircooled. The Prinz was well-built and packed with nice features – disc brakes and a slick all-synchromesh gearbox made it a pleasure to drive. However, time passed it by, and as the opposition went front-wheel-drive, NSU didn’t have the resources to develop a suitable replacement. The company run out of money, and was taken over by the Volkswagen group.

Production

  • Production:
    664,549
  • Price at launch:
    £641
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £750
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    53.0secs
  • Top speed:
    66.0mph
  • Power:
    20.0bhp
  • Torque:
    30.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    40.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    N/A
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbones, coil springs,
  • Suspension Rear:
    independent, swing axle, coil springs, telescopic dampers,
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3143mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2000mm
  • Width:
    1422mm
  • Height:
    1372mm
  • Weight:
    505kgs
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