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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
2011Land RoverLR4 HSE6.60015.100Car & Driver
2010Land RoverRange Rover Sport Supercharged5.10013.700Car & Driver
2007Land RoverRange Rover Sport Supercharged6.60015.000Road and Track
2006Land RoverRange Rover7.00015.400motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2005Land RoverLR38.00016.700motorweek.org
2004Land RoverFreelander10.60017.900motorweek.org
2003Land RoverFreelander SE310.20017.700motorweek.org