Duesen Bayern (Japanese デュッセン バイエルン, Dyussen Baierun) is a Japanese automobile brand and manufacturer located in Nagoya. Since its founding in 2001 by designer Takuya Kudo, he is realizing his dreams to build his own vehicles. Takuya's car designs are in the retro style and are based on modern automobiles of other brands. Since the late 2009 the company is also manufacturing replicas of the BMW Isetta 250, the Chevrolet Corvette C1, the Ferrari 288 GTO, the Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R and the Toyota 2000GT. These vehicles are exported to Europe in limited numbers. Often the brand is abbreviated DB, which mostly means the German Daimler-Benz.
Duesen Bayern Mystar
- Japanese spelling: デュッセン バイエルン マイスター
The Mystar (translated: Master) was introduced in February 2002 and was the company's first car model. The exterior of the Mystar resembles that of the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, and its interior is taken from the BMW Z3. At the first glance, the Mystar cannot be distinguished from the original, if not for its different bodywork dimensions, hence not considered under European law to be a copy. The bodywork of the Mystar is made out of fiberglass. The hood can be opened completely. The car is available with four- and six-cylinder engines which offers 140 to 231 hp, and in left- or right-hand drive.
Duesen Bayern Ritz
- Japanese spelling: デュッセン バイエルン リッツ
Technically based on the Nissan March, the Ritz resembles the old Fiat Nuova 500, but it has a bigger engine compartment. The small car is offered since June 2002 and it is available for approximately 1,500,000 ¥ in Japan and 15,500 €/£13,000 in Europe. In Japan there is a small network of dealers for Duesen Bayern vehicles.
Duesen Bayern Agnes
- Japanese spelling: デュッセン バイエルン アグネス
The Agnes is a sportier version of the Mystar. The new model was introduced in May 2007. The interior and the engines are the same as in the Mystar.
|engines||Line engines in four-valve technology.
BMW engines with four or six cylinders.
|Four-cylinder inline engine 4V.|
|hand-drive||right or left||right|
|emission standard||Euro III|
|gearbox||Automatic 4- or 5-speed, five-speed manual transmission alternatively||Manual or automatic depending on availability
(see Nissan March)
- all details are factory specifications (taken from website on August 27, 2007)
- "Duesen Bayern Mystar – Der Stern von Nagoya". autobild.de. 2004-01-12. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
- Website of Duesen Bayern (Internet Archive, Japanese only)
- Duesen Bayern on Jalopnik
- Agnes on the Messe Auto Classica
- Mystar on AutoBild
- Mystar on BMW-Drivers
- Ritz on Messe Auto Classica