DKW is a defunct German car and motorcycle marque. The name derives from Dampf-Kraft-Wagen (steam-driven car).
DKW cars were made from 1928 until 1966
In 1932, DKW merged with Audi, Horch and Wanderer, to form the Auto Union. Auto Union came under Daimler-Benz ownership in 1957, and was then purchased by the Volkswagen Group in 1964. The last German built DKW car was the F102 which ceased production in 1966.
DKW badged cars continued to be built under license in Brazil and Argentina until, respectively, 1967 and 1969.