Ford started assembling the Model T in Berlin in 1925. Ford established a factory in Cologne in Germany in 1931 where production started with the Model B. The Ford Köln was almost identical to the British Ford 8, the first Ford to be built at Dagenham. The 1157cc Eifel was a very popular model. The Taunus appeared just before World War II but was not produced in large numbers. It was continued in 1948 with the same engine. The name Taunus was later used for all Fords built in Germany until 1968 when Ford built identical Ford Escort cars in Germany and
the UK. This was followed a year later by the Capri.