The first internal combustion car was built in 1885
The first successful petrol-driven car, the Motorwagen, built by Karl Friedrich Benz was built in late 1885. The three-wheeler weighed 254 kg (560 lb) and could reach a speed of 13-16 km/h (8-10 mph). Its single-cylinder engine delivered 0.63 kW (0.85 hp) at 400 rpm. It was patented on 29 January 1886. Its first 1-km (0.6-mile) road test was reported in the local newspaper on 4 June 1886, under the heading `Miscellaneous’.