Karl Benz

German engine and car designer (25.11.1844 – 04.04.1929) Regarded as inventor of gasoline-powered car, pioneering founder of Mercedes-Benz.


German inventor of the motor car 1885. His first 3-wheeler car was called The Benz. In 1893 his first 4-wheeler Benz Viktoria appeared.


The later model of Karl Benz, Benz-Velo, took part in the first recorded car race in 1894, from Paris to Rouen.