Driving The First Automobile Ever The “Mercedes Benz 1886”

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It’s the first automobile ever and the first Mercedes Benz.This is where it all started.The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a 954cc one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879.

source: daimler /image: MrSTEVEG1969

Benz had so much commercial success with this engine that he was able to devote more time to his dream of creating a lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine, in which the chassis and engine formed a single unit.

source: daimler /image: MrSTEVEG1969

The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels.

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The engine output was 0.75 hp at 250Rpm.Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermo siphon evaporation cooling.

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen looks rather complicated to drive, it is as simple as riding a gearless scooter.There is a tiller type contraption that one finds on a boat used to steer the singular front wheel and a throttle lever on the left used to accelerate or decelerate.

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