Bertha Benz’ Trip in the World’s First Car
Originally founded in 1926 by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Diamler, Wilhelm Maybach and Emil Jellinek, the history of Mercedes-Benz goes far beyond the mid-twenties. With a name that came from Jellinek’s own daughter (Mercedes Jellinek), the automotive world wouldn’t be what it is without these innovators. With Karl Benz working hard on the world’s first automobile back in the 1880s, his wife took the vehicle out for the first long-distance trip in a car. Let’s take a look at Bertha Benz’ Trip in the world’s first car.
All the way back in 1885, Karl Benz created the Benz Patent Motorwagen. This vehicle features three wire wheels, a four-stroke engine and a coil ignition. Bertha Benz, Karl Benz’ wife, made the first long distance automobile trip with the Benz Patent Motorwagen back in 1888 as she made a trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim to visit her mother. Their sons Eugen and Richard accompanied her on her trip.
To celebrate the incredible occasion, Mercedes-Benz recently made a reenactment of the famous trip, celebrating Bertha and years of automotive innovation.
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