Benz produced the first successful commercial automobile
World’s first patented motor vehicle was developed by Karl Friedrich Benz in Mannheim, Germany. Development of the car was completed in 1885 and was applied for a patent (Number 37435) on January 29, 1886.
The Motorwagen had a sitting capacity of the driver and one passenger. Three wire spoked wheels of the vehicle were powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke engine churning 0.55 kW (0.75 hp) with a speed of approximately 16 kmph. It had controlled exhaust valve, spark plug, water cooling, and automatic intake slide. This vehicle had excellent commercial success.