Benz motorized bus.

  • Legend 1: 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