Benz Patent Motor Car.

  • Legend 1: Benz Patent Motor Car

  • Benz Patent Motor Car.

    The Benz patent motor car was the world’s first gasoline-engined automobile. Unlike Daimler’s motorized carriage, the motor car – of which you see a replica here – formed an autonomous entity of chassis and engine. Carl Benz designed the car as a three-wheeler because he was not satisfied with the steering systems available for four-wheeled vehicles back in 1886.

    • Cylinders 1
    • Displacement 58 cu in
    • Output 0.75 hp (0.55 kW)
    • at engine speed 400/min
    • Top Speed 10 mph