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On this day: 01-24-1860

New engine runs on fire, not water

French inventor Etienne Lenoir was issued a patent for the first successful internal-combustion engine. Lenoir´s engine was a converted steam engine that burned a mixture of coal gas and air. Its two-stroke action was simple but reliable--many of Lenoir´s engines were still working after 20 years of use. His first engines powered simple machines like pumps and bellows. However, in 1862, Lenoir built his first automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine--a vehicle capable of making a six-mile trip in two to three hours. It wasn´t a practical vehicle, but it was the beginning of the automobile industry.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2012BentleyContinental GT4.20012.800Car & Driver
2012BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.70013.200Car & Driver
2011BentleyMulsanne5.00013.300Car & Driver
2011BentleyMulsanne4.90013.400Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental GTC Speed4.30012.800Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Supersports (6 spd. A w/M)3.60012.000Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.30012.900Road & Track
2010BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.30012.900Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Supersports3.60011.900Road & Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2010BentleyContinental Supersports3.90012.300motorweek.org
2009BentleyBrooklands5.60013.900motorweek.org
2008BentleyContinental GT Speed4.00012.500Road & Track
2007BentleyContinental GT4.30012.900Road & Track
2006BentleyContinental Flying Spur (twin-turbo W-12)4.60013.100(R&T Aug. '05)
2006BentleyContinental Flying Spur4.6000.000motorweek.org
2002BentleyArnage T5.40013.800motorweek.org
2000BentleyArnage8.70016.500motorweek.org