NSU type 110/1200
|Engines:||Gasoline engines :
1.2 liters (40 kW)
|Wheelbase :||2440 mm|
|Curb weight :||720 kg|
Type 110 / Type 110 S / Type 110 SC
The Type 110 was presented at the International Motor Show of the year 1965 presented and rounded the former NSUprogram upwards. The Type 110 was based on the NSU Prinz 1000 , but had a longer wheelbase and a longer body front, which significantly increased the interior and trunk.
From the outside, the Type 110 could easily be distinguished from the smaller Prince 1000 by its rectangular headlights, large front trim and wide tail lights. In the interior, the stylish belt tachometer, a wooden veneer strip and a new heating and ventilation system should provide mid-class flair.
Like the Prinz 1000 and its sporty derivatives TT / TTS, the 110 was also equipped with a space-saving transversely mounted, air-cooled four-cylinder rear engine. At the beginning of the type 110 was delivered with a 39 kW (53 hp) engine with 1085 cc capacity, which was also used in the Prinz 1000 TT, but there 1,5 kW (2 hp) made more. From 1966, the equipment variants Type 110 S and Type 110 SC could be ordered with a 44 kW (60 hp) engine with 1177 cc of displacement.
Between 1965 and 1967, about 74,000 copies of the NSU Type 110, Type 110 S and Type 110 SC were built.
In 1967, NSU streamlined the entire model range, and the models were given new designations. So the NSU 1200 of (55 hp) to December 22, 1972, 1.2-liter engine, and 40 kW originated from the type 110 was produced. On request, the NSU 1200 could also be supplied with the three-speed automatic transmission of the NSU Ro 80 .
For the time, the NSU 1200 C offered as a small "comfort sedan" very remarkable performance. The sprint from 0 to 80 km / h managed the car in just under 9 seconds, up to 60 km / h could easily keep up with the NSU 1200 C with much larger and more powerful cars.
Between 1967 and 1973, about 256,000 units were built of the NSU in 1200 and 1200 C.
The suspension with trailing arm rear axle was - as with all four-cylinder NSU models - state-of-the-art and provided for sporty driving characteristics. The disadvantage was the extreme side wind sensitivity of the rear-wheel drive, especially with the then still offered as standard bias tires; with the steel belt tires that were coming up at the same time, that was hardly an issue anymore. Outstanding, however, were the handiness of the vehicle in city traffic and in mountain regions as well as the winter suitability.
The repair friendliness of the car was probably unique: Almost all car parts were easily exchangeable. The clutch could be changed in just 30 minutes. However, the air-cooled engines suffered in the production version often overheating; therefore, the first and most important task was to install an oil cooler and raise the bonnet to improve ventilation to tune the engines that were otherwise ideal for performance enhancements.
For the NSU 1200 two colors (glacier white and river blue) were offered. With the NSU 1200 C, the customer could optionally choose the colors jade green, derby red and champagne beige.
As corrosion protection, the NSU compact cars had an elaborate zinc dust coating on the underbody. The NSU factory recommended inspections should be performed every 7500 km; At that time standard inspection intervals of 5000 km were standard.