Mercedes-Benz engines

M 11644 Engine, 1901

M 11644 Engine, 1901

The first engine equipped with a honeycomb structure radiator. Small weight of the four-cylinder power unit constructed by Wilhelm Maybach allowed for lowering the centre of gravity of the vehicle and improved driving. It was the first unit installed in […]

Internal combustion engine with electric ignition

Internal combustion engine with electric ignition

In 1886 in Mannheim, Karl Benz presented for the first time an internal combustion engine with electric ignition in a three-wheel vehicle, considered to be the first car in the history. The engine had the power of 0.75 hp, which […]

First high-speed engine

First high-speed engine

The first high-speed engine was built in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. This gasoline engine with a standing cylinder resembled a grandfather clock. It delivered 1.1 hp at 650 rpm. Thanks to its small size and weight of […]