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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

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