The DKW F11 and DKW F12 are small car that were manufacturered by the Auto Union.


The DKW F12 succeeded the DKW Junior in January 1963. The car was basically a more advanced Junior de Luxe. The changes included, a larger front and rear, a larger grille, heating with heat exchanger and blower as well as large, elongated rear lights. Upon request, the F12, as was offered with a two-tone paint job.

The F12 was driven by a three-cylinder two-stroke engine with a displacement of 889cc, the engine produced 40hp. The suspension and frame concept was take from the Junior and enhanced with a stabiliser bar on the front axle. The wheelbase was extended from the Junior by 75 mm. From February 1965 the 45hp version of the 900 engine was installed, which increased the performance slightly. This version had a standard gearbox with a freewheel, which eliminated the unpleasant jerk in the sliding mode, i.e., during power-off.

F12 Roadster

The DKW F12 roadster was a convertible with the 45hp engine which was introduced in September of 1963, production stopped in early 1965.


The F11 was introduced in June 1965. It was a simplified version of the DKW F12, but technically a simpler Junior de Luxe with a 796 cc 34hp engine. By the F11 was offered.

The Auto Union was taken over by Volkswagen in 1965 and the production of the DKW two-stroke engines was stopped. Due to two-stroke engines considered to be outdated, Volkswagen decided to stop the production of the two-stroke engines.