AWE Wartburg 353 group 2 (1966)
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1966: AWE Wartburg 353
1977: AWE Wartburg 353 WR
1983: AWE Wartburg 353 W460

VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach (AWE)
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Specifications

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Production
1966–1975 Wartburg 353, 356.330 items
1975–1989 Wartburg 353 W, 868.860 items

Group/Class 2 Homologation number: 5116 and 5600 and 5712
Years active 1966-1985 Homologation start: 1/11/1966 and 1/7/1975 and 1/7/1978
Engine
Type AWE, straight 3 cyl, 2 stroke, petrol engine located front longitudinal
Capacity 992 cc WRC: 992 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 73.5 x 78.0
Compression ratio 7.3-7.6:1, 1975 (#5600, 353W): 7.8-8.0:1
Output power - torgue 50 HP @ 4250 rpm, Group 2: 74 HP @ 5000 rpm 10.0 kgm @ 3000 rpm
Main bearings split crank with 4 needle bearings of 85/45mm diameter, 39/29mm big end journals diameter AlSi 20Cu Ni alloy piston with 58.3mm Compression Height
Materials block: cast iron GG26 cylinderhead: Al Si5 Cu1 Mg alloy cap-heads
Cams/valves 2 inlet ports 24.5x13mm, 1 exhaust port 44x24.5mm
Aspiration natural with 1 x BVF 36 F1-11 or 1 x BVF 40 F1-11 carburetor. Click here
Ignition battery 12V, 42Ah. Electronic with contact breakers, Firing order 1-3-2, M18 Denso W20FPR-U spark plugs, 0.8HP starter
Cooling system jacketed watercooled, 7.5 lt water capacity
Lubrication system oil in fuel, oil/fuel ratio 1:25 to 1:50
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 4 or 5 speed manual gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.273/1 (36/11)
2nd: 2.133/1 (32/15)
3rd: 1.368/1 (26/19)
4th: 0.956/1 (22/23)
R: 4.44/1 (44/13)
1971: 1st: 3.769/1 (49/13)
2nd: 2.160/1 (41/19)
3rd: 1.347/1 (35/26)
4th: 0.906/1 (29/32)
5th: 0.840/1 (28/33)
R: 4.44/1 (44/13)
1975 (W): 1st: 3.769/1 (49/13)
2nd: 2.160/1 (41/19)
3rd: 1.347/1 (35/26)
4th: 0.906/1 (29/32)
R: 4.44/1 (44/13)
Diffrential ratio 4.429/1 (31/7), 4.857/1 (34/7), 1971: 4.778/1 (43/9), 1975: 4.222/1 (38/9) front differential
Clutch dry single disc clutch type LR10-13K TGL 16644 or T10K, 180 mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 4 door salon steel bodyshell with steel front and rear bumbers
Front suspension double wishbones with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers of type TD 1-27-130 (80/50)
Rear suspension double wishbones with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers of type TD 1-27-130 (140/30)
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes drums all around 230 mm diameter (optional 245 mm diameter for front drum), 1 double piston caliper front 27/48 mm diameter, 1 double piston caliper rear 25.4/22.2 mm diameter, 1975 (#5600, 353W): front solid discs 238 mm diameter with 4 piston caliper 34 mm piston diameter dual circuit with Girling A14 master cylinder
Dimensions
length: 4.220 m (166.1") width: 1.640 m (64.6") height: 1.495 m (58.9")
wheelbase: 2450 mm (96.4") front track: 1260 mm (49.6") rear track: 1300 mm (51.2")
Rims - tires 4.5J x 13", 1978: 5J x 13" H1-BJ45 165/80 R13
Weight 900 kg front - rear distribution 58% - 42%
Fuel tank 43 lt

Results in WRC

Races

Works team: VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE
Entry list
S.R KEN A GRE RAC
entry list
Peter Hommel
Gunther Bork
works dnf ?
Gunther Gries
Harald Wuerfel
works dnf ?
Egon Culmbacher
Wolfgang Strehlow - Bernard Malsch
works dnf ?
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 6/0 3/0 3/0

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Drawings

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