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Dortmund Automobilfabrik AG

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DAAG (Dortmund Automobilfabrik AG) is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. The company has its roots at Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


THE HISTORY OF THE BRAND:

  • 1949 - 1964: "Post-war motorcycle manufacturer"

    A few years after World War II, Germany’s economy was starting to rise again, thanks to what was then called the Wirtschaftswunder (or “economic miracle”). Being aware of that, in the city of Dortmund, year 1949, a group of German industrial and mechanical engineers decided to merge forces and start a motorcycle company.

    That same year, they rented a medium sized garage, and even a small office in the centre of the city, located a few kilometres away from the first, where they met everyday after work to start the design of a cheap and reliable motorcycle. They worked really hard for three years, spending entire nights inside the office, and lots of weekends in the garage making prototypes of what would become their first motorcycle.

    In between those years, the knew that they’d need a name for their future company, so they came up with Dortmund Motorradfabrik AG (DMAG).

    Finally, in 1952, they managed to get the design right. It looked similar to the contemporary Bispa (an Italian bike that was doing great in that country) was cheap to manufacter, pretty much reliable and had a low fuel consumption. It was called the DMAG Kamel 125.

    That same year, they showed the final prototype to a group of German entrepeneurs, and they liked it. With their money, they bought a big hangar, which was abandoned since the mid 1940s, and bought some heavy machinery to start the manufacturing process.

    The Kamel was a success, it sold really well for being produced by a recently unknown manufacturer, thanks to its low price (compared to the competition) and good reliability. This gave them lots of money.

    In 1958, thanks to the success of the Kamel, they got to be known by the German people, and started selling another bike, the Trampel 250, which was a bigger product, and was offered with a sidecar as an option. It was a cheap alternative to the rather expensive sport ish bikes of the time.

    This trend of expanding their motorcycle lineup kept on until 1964, year in which the company got attracted by the steadily growing automotive market.

  • 1964 - present: "Becoming an automobile manufacturer"

    In 1964, after twelve years of selling a variety of different motorcycles under the name of Dortmund Motorradfabrik AG (DMAG) and being really successful in the market, the company founders, being aware of the then expanding economy of the country, saw an opportunity to expand their boundaries and start producing cars. So, what they did is found Dortmund Automobilfabrik AG (DAAG), and traspassed most of the engineering and design team that worked in the motorcycles company to the new one.

    That same year, they put the entire team of designers and engineers (ten times bigger than in 1956) to develop a car to compete with the big trio of luxury car manufacturers that were well established in the country. Also, because the old hangar was too small for the manufacturing of their future car, they bought a 1 km² lot in the outsides of the city, and started the construction of a 180.000 m² factory in it.

Will keep on expanding it as I have some spare time.


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DAAG’s PURPOSE BUILT VEHICLES DIRECTORY


1986 - DAAG LMW (Leicht Militärwagen)

DAAG LMW

Built by DAAG in 1986 specifically for the Dalluhan Liberation Front, this pickup truck is a modified version of the DAAG LPT (Leicht Pickup-Truck), which started production that same year.

This barebones version of the vehicle features a lower compression ratio engine than the original 2.7l straight-4 engine (VZM27-X) to ensure knocking free engine running with 80 RON gas.

In the exterior, it’s easy to spot what the differences are. It features a larger antenna, more robust tires and wheels, a front grill entirely made of plastic (except for the light covers) and matte black painted front and rear bumpers made out of steel.

The interior is no different story, it features the simplest configuration available for the civil vehicle and no radio, to ensure it’s easy to put in a communication radio.








CSR 73 - The Fight For Freedom
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1967 - DAAG ES Series (E01)

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DAAG ES20 Coupe (E01) shown in the image above.


DAAG ES Series (E01)

Built by DAAG from 1967 to 1972 and sold in Germany and WEU (Western European Union) countries. It was DAAG’s first time at developing and selling a car, and also, the first of a series of sport sedan, which will later become one of Germany’s most iconic lineup of cars.

This vehicle was made to compete with the contemporary sporty sedans and coupés made in the country.

It was engineered and designed in just 3 years, by the team of engineers and designers that a few years before were in charge of the making of DMAG 's motorcycle lineup, so, as you might expect, they had a big task to accomplish.


TRIM LEVELS

There where three different trim levels offered for the ES Series (C01): ES17, ES20 and ES20s.

ES17
Engine: VZMA-17E, 1,7 litre straight four engine.
Wheels: simple design, steel wheels w/ 3 lug nuts.
Seats: simple cloth seats w/ no bolstering.
Radio: basic AM radio.
Gearbox: unsynchronized 4-speed manual w/ reverse.

ES17 (Ente Gelb)

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ES20
Engine: VZMA-20E, 2,0 litre straight four engine.
Wheels: simple design, steel wheels w/ 4 lug nuts, no centre hubcaps.
Seats: leather seats, w/ no bolstering.
Radio: AM/FM radio.
Gearbox: unsynchronized 4-speed manual w/ reverse.

ES20 (Stein Grau)

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ES20s
Engine: VZMA-20S, 2,0 litre straight four engine.
Wheels: simple design, steel wheels w/ 4 lug nuts, stylish centre hubcaps.
Seats: leather seats, w/ sporty bolstering.
Radio: AM/FM radio.
Gearbox: synchronized 5-speed manual w/ reverse.
Exterior: aerodynamic lip in front fascia.

ES20s (Sonnen Orange)

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BODY OPTIONS

So, as you might expect, to compete in the market, the brand needed to offer several body options to stand a chance against the bigger manufacturers.

Three body shapes were offered, a 2 door coupé (Coupe), a 4 door sedan (Limousine) and a 5 door wagon (Kombi). Internal code for each body were:


C01 C for the coupé (available for ES17, ES20, ES20s).

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DAAG ES17 Coupe shown in yellow (Ente Gelb) above.


C01 L for the sedan (available for ES17, ES20, ES20s).

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DAAG ES17 Limousine shown in black (Basic Schwarz) above.


C01 K for the wagon (available for ES17, ES20).

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DAAG ES17 Kombi shown in purple (Raum Lila) above.


TECHNICAL SPECS

DAAG ES17 (C01C, C01L, C01K)

  • ENGINE:

Code: VZMA-17E
Displacement: 1692 cm³
Bore and stroke: 87,0 mm x 71,1 mm
Material: iron block and head.
Valvetrain type: 2 valves per cylinder SOHC.
Fuel system: one single barrel carburettor.
Exhaust manifold: compact design.
Mufflers: two reverse flow mufflers.
Horsepower and torque figures: 65 hp @ 4900 RPM / 115 Nm @2400 RPM

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: longitudinal, rear wheel drive.
Gearbox: unsynchronized 4-speed manual w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: galvanized steel monocoque construction.
Front suspension: McPherson struts.
Rear suspension: semi trailing arm.
Wheels and tires: simple steel design w/ 3 lug nuts, 155R13 hard compound tires.
Car weight: 968 kg

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 143 km/h
0-100 km/h: 16,0 s
Combined fuel consumption: 12,2 l/100 km


DAAG ES20 (C01C, C01L, C01K)

  • ENGINE:

Code: VZMA-20E
Displacement: 1990 cm³
Bore and stroke: 87,0 mm x 83,7 mm
Material: iron block and head.
Valvetrain type: 2 valves per cylinder SOHC.
Fuel system: one single barrel carburettor.
Exhaust manifold: compact design.
Mufflers: two reverse flow mufflers.
Horsepower and torque figures: 90 hp @5300 RPM / 139 Nm @3600 RPM

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: longitudinal, rear wheel drive.
Gearbox: unsynchronized 4-speed manual w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: galvanized steel monocoque construction.
Front suspension: McPherson struts.
Rear suspension: semi trailing arm.
Wheels and tires: steel w/ 4 lug nuts and no centre hubcap, 175R13 hard compound tires.
Car weight: 1026 kg

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 155 km/h
0-100 km/h: 12,4 s
Combined fuel consumption: 15,6 l/100 km


DAAG ES20s (C01C, C01L)

  • ENGINE:

Code: VZMA-20S
Displacement: 1990 cm³
Bore and stroke: 87,0 mm x 83,7 mm
Material: iron block and head.
Valvetrain type: 2 valves per cylinder SOHC.
Fuel system: two single barrel carburettor.
Exhaust manifold: free flowing design.
Mufflers: single reverse flow muffler.
Horsepower and torque figures: 110 hp @5400 RPM / 151 Nm @4500 RPM

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: longitudinal, rear wheel drive.
Gearbox: synchronized 5-speed manual w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: galvanized steel monocoque construction.
Front suspension: McPherson struts.
Rear suspension: semi trailing arm.
Wheels and tires: steel w/ 4 lug nuts and centre hubcap, 175R13 medium compound tires.
Car weight: 1042 kg

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 170 km/h
0-100 km/h: 11,1 s
Combined fuel consumption: 17,0 l/100 km
Skidpad: 0,87 G



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1978 - DAAG SW Series (S01)

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DAAG SW20t (S01) shown in the image above.


DAAG SW Series (S01)

Built by DAAG from 1978 to 1990 and sold in Germany, the United States of America and WEU (Western European Union) countries. It was DAAG’s first time at developing and selling a van, and also, the first turbocharged engine ever put into production by the manufacturer, which will later become one of Germany’s most iconic lineup of passenger and cargo vans.

Thanks to the turbocharged engine, the SW20t managed to obtain an excellent fuel economy of 11,5 l/100km (or 20,5 MPG US) combined, while still retaining excellent performance figures for a vehicle of its class.


TECHNICAL SPECS

DAAG SW20t (S01)

  • ENGINE:

Code: VZMC-20t
Displacement: 1998 cm³
Bore and stroke: 81,6 mm x 95,5 mm
Material: iron block and head.
Valvetrain type: 2 valves per cylinder SOHC.
Aspiration type: journal bearing turbocharger, w/intercooler.
Fuel system: single point, electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust manifold: compact design.
Mufflers: two reverse flow mufflers.
Horsepower and torque figures: 90 hp @ 4600 RPM / 166,6 Nm @2200 RPM

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: transverse, front wheel drive.
Gearbox: 4-speed automatic w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: galvanized steel monocoque construction.
Front suspension: McPherson struts.
Rear suspension: semi-independent, torsion beam.
Wheels and tires: simple steel design w/centre hub cap, 185R15 hard compound tires.
Vehicle weight: 1220 kg

  • CAPABILITIES:

Cargo volume: 7045 l
Passenger volume: 3082 l

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 154 km/h
0-100 km/h: 15,1 s
Combined fuel consumption: 11,5 l/100 km


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1991 - DAAG FS Series (F01)

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DAAG FS60i (F01) shown in Phantomblau.


DAAG FS Series (F01)

Built by DAAG from 1990 to 1998 and sold in Germany, the United States of America and WEU (Western European Union) countries. It was DAAG’s first luxury GT car.

This vehicle was made to compete with the contemporary luxury car brands and was intended as a “halo car” to enhance public perceptions of the German brand, making use of manufacturing process technology that were then new to the brand, such as an all aluminium body and corrosion resistant steel monocoque chassis. That’s were its got it’s name from, FS which is the acronym of Flagschiff, which literally translates to “flagship”.

Powertrain wise, this specific unit comes equipped with a 6.0 L V16 engine, with double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, delivering 350 hp and 510 Nm of torque, with 90% available from 2000 to 4500 RPM. Paired with a 4-speed advanced automatic transmission, power is sent to the rear wheels in a truly smooth fashion.

Chassis wise, the FS60i has air springs in all four corners, with various height and firmness programs. Combined with double wishbone suspension in the front and multi-link in the rear, this ensures the user a class-leading comfortable ride, even when cruising in the Autobahn at top speed, which is 180 mph.

In the interior, passengers will find four heated and power-adjustable seats, covered in the finest bull leather. Sound is played through a high end, nine speaker system, signed by Prunkvoll.


TECHNICAL SPECS

DAAG FS60i (F01)

  • ENGINE:

Code: SZZMA-60-E.
Displacement: 5975 cm³.
Bore and stroke: 71,2 mm x 93,8 mm.
Material: aluminium block and head.
Valvetrain type: 4 valves per cylinder DOHC with intake VVT.
Fuel system: multipoint fuel injection.
Exhaust manifold: free flowing tubular exhaust.
Mufflers: straight through and reverse flow mufflers.
Horsepower and torque figures: 350 hp @6400 RPM / 513 Nm @3500 RPM.

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: longitudinal, rear wheel drive.
Gearbox: advanced 4-speed automatic w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: corrosion resistant steel monocoque chassis.
Front suspension: double wishbone.
Rear suspension: multi-link.
Wheels and tires: 5-spoke design, alloy, 235/R18 front and 265/R18 rear medium compound tires.
Curb weight: 1665 kg.

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 288 km/h.
0-100 km/h: 5,8 s.
Skidpad: 0,95 G.


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2007 - DAAG FS60i (F03)

DAAG FS60i shown in the classic Phantomblau.


DAAG FS Series (F03)

Built by DAAG from 2007 to 2015 and sold in Germany, the United States of America and WEU (Western European Union) countries. It was the third generation of the brand’s renowned luxury grand-tourer.

This vehicle was made to compete with the contemporary luxury car brands and was intended as a “halo car” to enhance public perceptions of the German brand, making use of manufacturing process technology that were then new to the brand, such as an all aluminium body and semi space frame chassis. That’s were its got it’s name from, FS which is the acronym of Flagschiff, which literally translates to “flagship”.

Powertrain wise, this specific unit comes equipped with a naturally-aspirated, VVL, multipoint injection 5.9 L V12 engine, with double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, delivering 450 hp and 530 Nm of torque. Paired with a 7-speed advanced automatic transmission, power is sent to all four wheels in a truly smooth fashion.

Chassis wise, the FS60i has active comfort springs and semi-active shocks in all four corners. Combined with double wishbone suspension in the front and multi-link in the rear, this ensures the user a class-leading comfortable ride.

In the interior, passengers will find a pair of power-adjustable, heated and cooled seats, all of them covered in the finest bull leather. In the technology department, a top of the line satellite navigation system and a nine speaker Prunkvoll audio system complete the package.


TECHNICAL SPECS

DAAG FS60i (F03)

  • ENGINE:

Code: ZZMC-60-E.
Displacement: 5870 cm³.
Bore and stroke: 85,4 mm x 85,4 mm.
Material: AlSi block and head.
Valvetrain type: 4 valves per cylinder DOHC with VVL and VVT (intake and exhaust).
Fuel system: multi-point fuel injection.
Exhaust manifold: compact header.
Mufflers: twin reverse flow mufflers.
Horsepower and torque figures: 450 hp @7600 RPM / 530 Nm @4500RPM.

  • DRIVETRAIN:

Layout: longitudinal, all wheel drive.
Gearbox: advanced 7-speed automatic w/ reverse.

  • CHASSIS:

Type: aluminium hybrid monocoque-space frame chassis.
Front suspension: double wishbone.
Rear suspension: multi-link.
Wheels and tires: multi-spoke design, alloy, 235/45R20 front and rear sport compound tires.
Brakes: vented discs on all four wheels, double piston 415 mm front and single piston 385 mm rear.
Curb weight: 1860 kg.

  • PERFORMANCE FIGURES:

Top speed: 296 km/h.
0-100 km/h: 4,5 s.
Combined fuel consumption: 11,8 l/100 km
Skidpad: 1,03 G.


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