The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)



This is rare footage of the world’s first car’s engine igniting & running.

From Wikipedia:
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873, Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen (or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.

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33 thoughts on “The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)

  1. I wouldn't consider this a automotive this vehicle was more like a walk down the street but your legs are tired, the ford model t was made to go through everything rivers, snow, and insane downhills not possible by horse

  2. The original Car was definitly NOT the first one, only Nazi Propaganda says that after they found out that the constructor of the first car – Siegfried Marcus – had a jewish grandmother! Merceds Benz: Tech from yesterday for tomorrows money…

  3. The coolest part of the Video was seeing how an engine would operate, in order to define Auto Mobile or Vehicle.
    The worst was having to see the act of Social Structure and reminded that NOT a whole lot has changed, only that this White Boy is now a good servant!
    LMAO.

  4. I don't know why this is always called the first car when Trevithick was making steam carriages in the very early 19th century

  5. This Car is definitly NOT the first running car! The first running gasoline car was 1875 in Vienna, Mariahilferstrasse; it was build by Sigfried Marcus and was a primitive test chassis with a 2-Stroke engine!! The Police stopped him because of making heavy noise…

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