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History of Mercedes Benz Automobiles
Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler grew up in southern Germany about 60 miles apart, not knowing about each other. They are the fathers and the beginning of the Mercedes Benz history. Benz patented the first gasoline powered car, a tri-wheeler in 1886, later the same year Daimler built a motorized stagecoach. Daimler then made a deal with William Steinway of piano fame, to make Daimler Cars in Long island, New york. Production there began in 1904 until a fire in 1907.
The development of the motor car can be traced back to 1769, when a French engineer Nicolas Cugnot invented the first steam powered car for use by the French army to haul heavy artillery. This start of the car history paved the way for further progress, and it is said that the modern automobile is the result of over 100.000 patents at various ages!
The history of automobiles is packed with fantastic inventions that led to the evolution of the modern car. Even though the first archetype of the modern automobile was credited to Karl Benz, in the year 1885, the very first self propelled vehicle was invented as early as 1769 by Nicolas Cugnot, who used steam engines to power the three wheeled vehicle.