Hanomag 2/10 PS (The Komissbrot)

Retrorambling

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The Hanomag 2/10 PS was an economy car manufactured by Hanomag from 1924 to 1928. It was one of the first cars with envelope styling. It was affectionately referred to as the “Kommissbrot” or “Loaf of Rye Bread” due to its small squarish shape.

With a fuel consumption of 4.0 litres per 100 kilometres (71 mpg), the 2/10 PS was the world’s most fuel efficient mass-production car between the two World Wars. This was because it was the only mass-produced car of that time with a low-friction one-cylinder-engine and its light weight.

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The 2/10 PS (two taxable / ten brake horsepower) had a single-cylinder half litre engine at the rear. The rear axle was chain-driven, with no differential.

The fenders, or wings, of the 2/10 PS were integrated into the bodywork of the car, allowing the passenger space to be wider than it would have been with the traditional…

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