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Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau ("Industrial Association for Vehicle Construction"), usually abbreviated as IFA, was a conglomerate and a union of companies for vehicle construction in the former East Germany.
|Products||Bicycles, motorcycles, light commercial vehicles, automobiles, vans and heavy trucks|
IFA produced bicycles, motorcycles, light commercial vehicles, automobiles, vans and heavy trucks. All East German vehicle manufacturers were part of the IFA, including Barkas, EMW (which made Wartburg cars), IWL, MZ, Multicar, Robur, Sachsenring (which made Trabant cars) and Simson.
IFA cars were based on pre-war DKW designs and made in the former Horch factory in Zwickau. The F8 had a two-cylinder 684 cc (41.7 cu in) engine, and the F9 had a three-cylinder 804 cc (49.1 cu in) unit. The F8 bodies were straight copies of the pre-war models, and rapidly looked old-fashioned, but some had more modern coachwork by Baur of Stuttgart, then in West Germany. The three cylinder cars (F9) had not got into production before war broke out in 1939, and so had more up to date bodies similar to the West German DKWs. More than 26,000 F8's and 30,000 F9s were built. IWL produced W50 and L60 trucks and Robur light trucks and vans.
EMW R 35, 1951–55
IWL Pitty, 1954–55
IWL TR 150 Troll 1, 1962–1965
MZ RT 125/3, 1959–1962
MZ TS 150 "Luxus", 1973–1985
EMW 340 limousine
P 240 Sachsenring cabriolet
Trabant 601 S Universal
Wartburg 312 Camping
1985 Wartburg 353 saloon
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