Vehicle Union AG, Chemnitz was an amalgamation of four German car producers, established in 1932 and made in 1936 in Chemnitz, Saxony, throughout the Great Depression. The organization has developed into present day Audi, as a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.
Vehicle Union is broadly known for its dashing group (Auto Union Rennabteilung, based at Horch works in Zwickau/saxony). The Silver Arrows of these two German groups (Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union) overwhelmed GP auto hustling from 1934 onwards, as well as set records that might take decades to whip, for example, the quickest speed ever achieved on an open street (at 432.7 km/h, unbroken starting 2013).
Vehicle Union was shaped in Germany in 1932, fusing:
Horch – established by August Horch in Zwickau 1904, it assembled autos beginning from straight-two motors to extravagance models with V8- and V12 motors.
Audi – having dropped out with relative, August Horch in 1909 left the namesake venture and established Audi crosswise over town, building inline-four-, six- and eight-barrel engined autos.
Wanderer – established in 1911, with little four-barrel autos and later a more sumptuous V6 inherent Siegmar (now Chemnitz)
Zschopauer Motorenwerke J. S. Rasmussen (brand DKW, steam supplies auto) established by Danish engineer Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen in 1916, it stretched out into cruisers, and after that front-drive two-stroke autos constructed at Audi works in Zwickau since 1931.
In August 1928, Rasmussen, the holder of DKW, obtained a greater part responsibility for AG. In that year, Rasmussen purchased the stays of the US vehicles producer Rickenbacker, incorporating the assembling gear for eight- and six-barrel motors. These motors were utilized within Audi Zwickau, Audi Imperator and Audi Dresden models. In the meantime, six-chamber and four-barrel (authorized from Peugeot) models were made.
In 1930 the Saxony Regional Bank, which had financed Rasmussen’s business extension in the 1920s, introduced Richard Bruhn (1886 – 1964) on the leading group of Audi-Werke AG, and there accompanied a severe pruning and defense of the different auto-organizations that Rasmussen had aggregated. The result was the establishing in Summer 1932 of Auto Union AG with only four segment organizations, being Audi, Zschopauer Motorenwerke/dkw, Horch and the auto preparing bit of Wanderer, united under the umbrella of single shareholder organization Auto Union. In spite of the fact that every one of the four brands kept on offering autos under their own particular names and brands, the innovative improvement got to be more concentrated, with some Audi models utilizing motors by Horch or Wanderer.
Auto-Union Vehicle Model list:
1960 Auto-Union 1000
1960 Auto-Union 1000 S Coupé
1959 Auto-Union DKW 900
1954 Auto-Union DKW 40S
Auto-Union 1000 SP Coupé