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

Also called AWE Wartburg 353W 460, after a facelift in 1983

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VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach (AWE)

Specifications

Group/Class A/5 Homologation number: 1685 and A 5169
Years active 1977 - 1989 Homologation start: 1/2/1977 and 1/9/1983
Engine
Type B1000, straight 3cyl, 2 stoke, petrol engine located front longitudinal
Capacity 1147 cc WRC: 1147 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 79.0 x 78.0
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Output power - torgue 93 - 110 HP / 6000 rpm 13.0 kgm (127 Nm) / 4500 rpm
Main bearings 4 needle bearings, split crank
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead:
Cams/valves ports
Aspiration natural with one dual JIKOV (32 SE- DR) carburator
Ignition electronic with contact breakers, direct (one coil per cylinder)
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system oil in fuel
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 5 speed gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.769/1
2nd: 2.210/1
3rd: 1.440/1
4th: 1.069/1
5th: 0.906/1
1st: 3.769/1
2nd: 2.158/1
3rd: 1.542/1
4th: 1.178/1
5th: 0.968/1
Diffrential ratio 4.750/1
Clutch dry, single disk
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 4 door saloon steel bodyshell
Front suspension double wishbones with coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension semi-trailing arm with coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion 3 or 3.5 turns lock to lock
Brakes Front solid or ventilated disks with 238mm disk diameter and 4 piston calipers, rear drums 230mm diameter dual circuit, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.220 m (166.1 in) width: 1.640 m (64.6 in) height: 1.495 m (59.6 in)
wheelbase: 2.450 m (96.5 in) front track: 1.360 m (53.5 in) rear track: 1.360 m (53.5 in)
Rims - tires steel 4.5x13" Michelin 155 or 165 or 170 - 13"
Weight 950 - 1000kg
Weight/power 10.8 kg/HP
Fuel tank 60 lt

Results in WRC

Races

Works team: VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE
Entry list
POR KEN S.P GRE FIN CAN S.R TdC RAC
Horst Niebergall
Bernd Fromman
works* 29th dnf
Ehrenfried Seltmann
Heinz Hoffman
works* 36th
Erwin Hartwich
Winfried Heitzmann
works 65th
Dieter Heimburger
Roland Weitz
works 60th
Statistics
Starts/finishes 5/4 2/2 3/2

*Works team
1000 lakes: Gunter Bork


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Group 2 (wider wheel arches)
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Group 2 (wider wheel arches)
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Carburettors only for group 2

Article from 4T 219, 9/1988

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Drawings

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Crank shaft for 3 cyl 2 stroke engine
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