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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
2011MiniCooper S Countryman All47.00015.700Car & Driver
2011MiniCooper8.00016.400Car & Driver
2010MiniCooper Convertible10.50017.900Car & Driver
2010MiniCooper Clubman jcw5.70014.300Motor Trend
2009MiniJohn Cooper Works6.00014.400Road & Track
2009MiniCooper Convertible10.10017.600motorweek.org
2009MiniJohn Cooper Works6.50014.800motorweek.org
2008MiniCooper S Clubman6.80015.300Road & Track
2008MiniCooper S6.40015.000Road & Track
2007Mini Cooper S7.70015.900Road and Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2007Mini Cooper S JCW6.30014.900Road and Track
2007MiniCooper S6.40015.000Road & Track
2007MiniCooper9.10016.900Road & Track
2005MiniCooper S Convertible6.60015.200(C&D June 05)
2004MiniCooper S 6-speed Manual7.20015.300(MT Oct 04)
2003MiniCooper Manual8.30016.600(C&D July 02)
2003MiniCooper S Manual7.20015.300(MT April 04)
2003MiniCooper S John Cooper Works6.20014.500(MT April 04)
2002MiniCooper S7.00015.500motorweek.org
2002MiniCooper8.10016.400motorweek.org