THE LAST HURRAH
In 1967, the F102 replaced the Auto Union 1000, and was the last purely DKW model. Mercedes then sold the company to Volkswagen, and this model became the first to wear the Audi badge. In 1969, VW merged the DKW brand with NSU. With that came the new Wankel rotary engine and the NSU Ro 80. Eventually, Volkswagen retired the NSU branding in favour of Audi. Even though the DKW branding had been missing for a few years by this stage, this was the final cut in the lineage, and DKW passed into motoring history.