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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
2010GMCTerrain9.20016.900Truck Trend
2010GMCTerrain8.10016.300Truck Trend
2010GMCTerrain9.70017.300motorweek.org
2008GMCAcadia8.10016.400Road and Track
2004GMCEnvoy XUV8.40016.900motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2002GMCSierra Denali7.00015.400motorweek.org
1993GMCTyphoon5.30014.100(M/T June 93)
1991GMCSyclone 4.3l Turbo0.00013.060(HT Oct 90)
1991GMCSyclone5.30014.100(M/T Sept 91)