The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the first modern car. In this year, Karl Benz developed petrol or gasoline-powered automobile.
This is also considered to be the first production vehicle as Benz made several other identical copies.
The Engine Of The First Modern Car
The automobile was powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke engine. Karl Benz patented the three-wheeled Motor Car and it was known as the Motorwagen.
It was the first true, modern automobile. Benz also patented his own throttle system, spark plugs, gear shifters, a water radiator, a carburetor, and other fundamentals to the automobile.
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.
Benz eventually built a car company that still exists today as the Daimler Group. Karl Benz gets the credit for inventing the automobile.
His car was practical, used a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and worked like modern cars do today.