1935 Audi 225 Front
The Front 225 or ‘Typ UW’ as it is known in Germany, is part of a short lived line of Front wheel drive Audis. The 225 replaced the original model of two liters which initially launched the FWD concept.
Made within the Auto Union empire, the Front 225 was powered by the same Inline-6 found in the W245 Wanderer. This initially produced 50 bhp at 3300 rpm, but was upgraded in 1937 to 55 bhp at 3800 rpm. This power propelled the front wheels through a 4-speed transmission.
Chassis details were limited to front independent suspension by wishbones and a rigid axle in the rear.
Bodywork was typically crafted in-house at Auto Union’s own Horch-Werk facility. Standard styles included a 4-seat sport sedan, a 6-window limousine, 2-seat Cabriolet or a dedicated 2-seat roadster. Around 25 Spezial Roadsters were made by Coachworks Erdmann et Rossi.
By 1938 Audi Front production was halted after 2,600 examples had been made.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|displacement||2257 cc / 137.7 in³|
|bore||71 mm / 2.8 in|
|stroke||95 mm / 3.74 in|
|power||37.3 kw / 50 bhp @ 3300 rpm|
|specific output||22.47 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||37.74 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Body over Steel Frame|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|r suspension||Rigid Axle|
|curb weight||1325 kg / 2921 lbs|
|wheelbase||3100 mm / 122.0 in|
|front track||1350 mm / 53.1 in|
|rear track||1400 mm / 55.1 in|
|length||4500 mm / 177.2 in|
|width||1650 mm / 65.0 in|
|height||1575 mm / 62.0 in|
|top speed||~105 kph / 65.2 mph|
Auction Sales History
1936 Audi Front 225 Cabriolet – sold for €57,216 The car seems to be relatively complete and the Audi speedometer displays 68,722 kilometers. Under the hood, the accessories look very complete, with the exception of the dynamo, which is missing. The manufacturer’s plaque of the car is missing too. This car, which was part of the lot sold in 1967 by Serge Pozzoli to Roger Baillon, corresponds to a rather top model at the time, one that deserves to regain its former splendor.
Auction Source: The Baillon Collection at Rétromobile