1-323-930-2277 OPEN TODAY 10am - 6pm Purchase Tickets
Benz | 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile
1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile
1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile
1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile
Benz | 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile Benz | 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile Benz | 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen First Gas-Powered Automobile

1886 Benz

Patent-Motorwagen

The First Practical Car

The Benz Patent Motorwagen is regarded as the world’s first practical car.  Designed from scratch to be an automobile, it differed from other powered vehicles of the day, which were derived from horse-drawn carriages.  Its one-cylinder engine produced approximately ¾-horsepower and could propel the three-wheeler to a top speed of about ten miles per hour.  The engine was started by manually spinning the large flywheel, which was mounted horizontally because Karl Benz believed that the gyroscopic effect of a vertical flywheel would compromise the vehicle’s stability.

Search