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  • Nikhil Badveli

World's First Car

Patented by Karl Benz, a German inventor in 1886 as 'Motorwagen' with the first internal combustion engine having four strokes thus witnessing the birth of modern car.

Before Lamborghini, before Ferrari, before all the Fords, Toyotas, Volkswagens, it was Benz that planted the seeds that grew into the super cars of today. Yes, the same Benz you know as Mercedes-Benz these days, the popular luxury automaker from Germany.

Okay, let's look at the specs of the first car ever made


  • Top speed - 16 Km/hr or about 10 miles per hour

  • Weight - 200 pounds or about 90 Kg

  • Power output - 3/4 horse power

  • Cost - 600 German Marks

  • Engine - Single cylinder, 4 stroke

  • Wheels - 3


Mr. Karl Benz's patent-motorwagen is regarded as the 'Birth certificate of Automobile'

There were notable attempts made long before Benz to make the first car but almost all of them focused on using Steam engine which proved to be futile.


Let me close with an interesting note. Although it was Benz who had invented the first car, they couldn't produce it to the masses.


It was Henry Ford from America that used Assembly line production method and mass produced 'Model T' at an affordable price for the first time in history.

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