Benz motorized bus.

Benz motorized bus.

In 1895 Benz & Cie. built the world’s first two buses which ushered in the era of motorized local public transport. They operated on the Siegen – Netphen – Deuz route in the Siegerland in western Germany – but only for a few weeks because incessant rain had made the roads impassable. The originals no longer exist.

  • Cylinders 1
  • Displacement 162 cu in
  • Output 5 hp (3.7 kW)
  • at engine speed 600/min
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Seats 8

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