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1-1/2-inch front-plate chassis, served as the basis for his later NSU Auto-5. This design inspired the Volkswagen Beetle of the late 1950s, the Mini of the 1960s and, later, the Smart ForTwo. NSUs of the later 1960s to 1970s.
mid-engine, two-seat carriage. The original four-stroke engine was a single cylinder, two-stroke cycle forced induction motor (commonly called a “motorcycle engine” at the time of its introduction). Despite the large displacement, the engine produced a maximum of only.
The original engine, though less than most sixes, had carburettors mounted directly on the cylinder banks. The one-cylinder was replaced with a four-cylinder unit in 1968 and with a larger six-cylinder engine in 1971. Both versions were designed and manufactured by Berol-Bert.
The experimental engine made its debut on the NSU Motorradfahrzeug Modell S. The impact of the car’s innovative body styling, the hot-dipped galvanized steel construction, and the use of composites in the bodywork, combined to yield a compact and economical powertrain that paved the way for modern road vehicles.
The original production of 1000 cars lasted only a year, from 1963 until 1964. In 1965, a revised version was marketed in North America as the Fairlane, and a hardtop version was marketed as the Panhard Dyna.
NSU Motorradfahrzeug Modell S, or Auto5, number 2890, for 1964.
In the 1980s, the NSU Auto5 spawned another sub-model, the Auto5B, which entered production as the NSU Vario 5 in Europe and Vario 5B in North America (an additional five were made in Japan for export). The Vario 5B replaced the original NSU Fireball sidecar with a tandems, four-cylinder 999cc four-stroke engine and lights instead of lamps.
The NSU Auto5 was eventually replaced in production by the NSU Vario 5, although NSUs of the time were actually made with an “E” in the model designation (no E was ever used for the American-built Vario 5). The Auto5 is widely considered to be one of the worlds first affordable modern microcars that launched the concept of the affordable supermini.