April 12, 2024

Celebrating 125 years since the first car, Mercedes badged!

Back in the January 29, 1886, the Germans from Mercedes started writing history by presenting the first vehicle ever seen that time. After just 3 years since Carl Benz founded Benz & Co. Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, he revolutionized the automotive world by revealing the first car.


In February 1900, Mercedes introduced the 35HP model, a vehicle able to develop of course 35 horsepower but the biggest event remains however in 1886 when the Germans filed a patent application (number 37435) for their “gas engine-powered vehicle” with the Reich Patent Office in Berlin.

As you probably realized we talk about a gas-powered vehicle fitted with a single-cylinder 954 engine achieving a top speed of 16 km/h. At a first glance, the vehicle above seems to resemble with a chaise than a vehicle but believe it or not, this was the first step into the automotive industry, a very necessary step. Thus, with this ocassion we can say “Happy Birthday Mercedes, and thank you for inventing the first automobile in the world”.

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