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April 18, 2009

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — blasterhappy @ 6:16 am

April 18, 1882

Daimler and Maybach reach agreement

Gottlieb Daimler and his protege Wilhelm Maybach reached an agreement to work towards the creation of a high-speed internal combustion engine for the purpose of propelling vehicles. Working in Daimler’s greenhouse, the two men finished their first gas-powered engine in 1883. Four years later the two men achieved a major breakthrough when they constructed the first water-cooled, gas-powered internal combustion engine


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