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Messerschmitt KR-175

Messerschmitt KR-175

Messerschmitt midget cars resembled plans as had aviation passenger compartment design (passenger seated behind driver’s back), wonderful air shape and extremely light mass. For Messerschmitt KR-175 designers used Messerschmitt Me-262 jet-fighter pony engine with capacity of 175 cm? and power of 9 hp. Low air flow resistance and small engine capacity made midget car extremely economy, it took only 3,7 liters per 100 km. Since 1953 to 1955 plant delivered and sold 19 668 Messerschmitt KR-175. According to other data that quantity was 15 089 pcs. Customers could buy nimble automobilet for 2 100 Deutschemark. Messerschmitt KR-175 was surely weatherproof and accelerated up to 90p km/h. For reference use: Volkswagen «Beetle», the most people's car among all modern people’s cars was twofold expensive.

After 2 500 pieces delivering designers profoundly redesigned KR-175: engine was equipped with electric starter and automatic clutch improved design (older versions reliability roused customer’s censure). Meantime Fend began to develop new model.

  • YOM: 1953 – 1955
  • Plant delivered 15 089 pcs
  • 50 pcs preserved
  • Length — 2 820 mm
  • Width — 1 220 mm
  • Height — 1 200 mm
  • Wheelbase — 2 030 mm
  • Curb weight — 180 kg
  • Gross weight — 340 kg
  • Engine capacity — 174 см?
  • Engine power — 9 hp
  • Full speed — 90 km/h
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox without reverse
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