The Story of the First Automobile: Benz Patent Motor Car

The Story of the First Automobile: Benz Patent Motor Car

The First Automobile

On January 29, 1886, Carl Benz applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine.” The patent – number 37435 – may be regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile. In July 1886 the newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1.


After all, Mercedes-Benz No. 1 was born early. It has three wheels and only one single-cylinder internal combustion engine, which is quite primitive.

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Mercedes 1 still encountered many problems in the process of research and development, but Carl Benz did not give up. He always adhered to his dream, kept working hard, and finally succeeded in the development in 1886, and Mercedes 1 was born.

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Do you know who drove the world's first car?
Everyone knows that Carl Benz invented the first car, but you know that the first person to drive a car on the road is not Carl Benz, but his wife, Mrs. Bertha Benz. With the help of her two sons, she secretly drove the car invented by Karl Benz all the way to the city.

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Watch the story of Bertha Benz, The First Driver

The Story of the Person Who Created the World’s First Car

There is a little bit of petrol in the blood of everyone reading this article – otherwise you wouldn't have even clicked on the link. And a lot of people contributed to this penchant you have for cars, but there was one in particular who started it all. Let there be light (lit by a spark plug in an engine's cylinder)! This time Dyler is writing about the most important person in automotive history. The man who brought us the car – Karl Friedrich Benz.

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