Karl Benz 5

Karl Benz 5

Bertha Benz invented the first petrol stations: local pharmacies.

Benz & Cie. expansion

Karl Benz introduced the Velo in 1894, becoming the first production automobile

First internal combustion engined bus in history: a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895)

Benz "Velo" model presentation in London 1898

Bond of the Benz & Cie, issued 1912

The great demand for stationary, static internal combustion engines forced Karl Benz to enlarge the factory in Mannheim, and in 1886 a new building located on Waldhofstrasse (operating until 1908) was added. Benz & Cie. had grown in the interim from 50 employees in 1889 to 430 in 1899.

During the last years of the nineteenth century, Benz was the largest automobile company in the world with 572 units produced in 1899.

Because of its size, in 1899, Benz & Cie. became a joint-stock company with the arrival of Friedrich von Fischer and Julius Ganß, … Read More

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It’s becoming more and more rare, but some people do keep their cars for 15 years or more. To determine the top 10 cars owners keep for 15 years or more, iSeeCars.com analyzed over 650,000 cars from the 1981-2002 model years that were sold in 2017. All 10 vehicles on the list are at least 1.7 times more likely than average to be kept by the original owners for 15 years or more, and the list is basically dominated by a single automaker.

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