NSU Prinz II


127 years ago the 1e NSU bicycle

Albert Roder - Ultramax system

 


NSU - a summary of historical dates

1873 - 1969 NSU: independent manufacturer of bicycles,
mopeds, scooters, motorcycles and cars.

1969 - 1984 Audi NSU Auto Union AG
NSU was part of VW-Audi.

NSU Prinz 4, 1000 C, TT and 1200 C to be produced until the year 1972/1973.
The NSU Ro 80 was made until the year 1977.

1984 - present AUDI AG and NSU GmbH, Auto Union GmbH,
Audi Tradition Neckarsulm and Audi Tradition Ingolstadt, Germany.

2003 - Audi Club International - Founded in Germany,
This Audi Club became an umbrella brand for the clubs
Audi - Auto Union - DKW - Wanderer - Horch - NSU.
2006 - Audi Club International Nederland - Founded on May 10

Dates of events and official company names

1873 Establishment mechanical workshop for the production of knitting machines
1880 vestiging in Neckarsulm
1884 Neckarsulmer Strickmachinenfabrik AG (knitting machine factory)
1886 The first Hochrad (bicycle) is made - 125 years ago (2011)
1888 The first Daimler car frame
1892 A new short brandname is chosen: NSU. From the NeckarSUlm plant site.
1897 Neckarsulmer Fahrradwerke AG
1900 The first motorcycle ride from the factory
1906 The first car is manufactured and leaves the factory
1911 Neckarsulmer Fahrzeugwerke AG - 100 years ago
1923 Racecars are built and succesfull
1926 NSU Vereinigte Fahrzeugwerke AG
1926 passenger car and an advertisement
1929 Walter William Moore, chief engineer at NSU
1932 NSU-D-Rad AG
1936 NSU Quick Damenrad and Herrenrad - 75 years ago (2011)
1937 NSU Werke AG
1949 350cc compressor Motorracing Wilhelm Herz
1949 The motorcycle Fox is made
1951 World Record 500 cc motorcycle with compressor runs 290 km/h
1952 NSU Max motorcycle / Ultramax camshaft drive Albert Roder
1955 NSU is the largest two-wheeler manufacturer with 343,000 units per year
1956 500 cc motorcycle world record with 339 km/h by Wilhelm Herz
1957 The first NSU Prinz (Type I, II en III)
1957 The first rotary engine runs designed by Felix Wankel
1960 NSU Motorenwerke AG
1961 Introduction of the NSU Prinz 4 - 50 years ago (2011)
1964 Introduction of the model NSU 1000
1964 The first production car with Wankel Engine: NSU Spider
1967 The NSU Ro 80 - “Car of the Year”
1967 The NSU 70 K makes his test run in December
1968 Peak year production: 130,000 cars, 10,000 employees
1969 Audi NSU Auto Union AG - headquarters in Neckarsulm
1969 NSU K 70 ready to produce
1970 The K 70 is taken over by Volkswagen as VW K 70
1973 The NSU will stop production with the exception of the NSU Ro 80
1975 The last VW K 70 in May delivered: a total of 210,082 cars were produced
1977 The last NSU Ro 80 is made. Here ends the car brand NSU
1984 Establishment NSU GmbH, led by Peter Lutz
1985 AUDI AG - Headquartered in Ingolstadt

Car Production 1957 to 1977

1957 - 1962 NSU Prinz I to III total of 93,945 cars
1959 - 1967 NSU Sportprinz total 20.831 cars
1961 - 1973 NSU Prinz 4 total 625.171 cars
1964 - 1972 NSU 1000 total 207.428 cars
1965 - 1967 NSU 1000 TT total 11.456 cars
1965 - 1973 NSU 1200 total 267.660 cars
1967 - 1971 NSU TTS total 2.402 cars
1967 - 1972 NSU TT total 52.082 cars
1964 - 1967 NSU Spider total 2.181 cars
1967 - 1977 NSU Ro 80 total 37.395 cars