1.5 hp Daimler two-cylinder engine.

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  • 1.5 hp Daimler two-cylinder engine.

    In 1889, Daimler and Maybach built a first two-cylinder gasoline engine to be able to boost output. It was based on the Grandfather Clock, and its cylinders were arranged in a V-shape. Messrs. Panhard & Levassor acquired the user rights for the French market and as early as October 1889 started license production of this the world’s first multi-cylinder gasoline engine.

    • Cylinders V2
    • Displacement 34 cu in
    • Output 1.5 hp (1,1 kW)
    • at engine speed 700/min
    • Weight 134 lbs