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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
2011Saab9-5 Aero XWD6.30014.900Car & Driver
2011Saab9-4X7.20015.600Car & Drive
2008Saab9-36.90015.500motorweek.org
2008Saab9-3TurboXSportCombi6.40015.000Road & Track
2008SaabTurbo X6.50015.000motorweek.org
2007Saab9-3 Conv 20th Anniv6.60015.000Road and Track
2007Saab9-5 Aero6.70015.200Road and Track
2006Saab9-7x (V8)7.90016.300(C&D Sept '05)
2004Saab9-3 Aero6.90015.100
2004Saab9-3 Convertible9.00016.800motorweek.org
2003Saab9-37.30015.800motorweek.org
2000Saab9-3 Viggen6.40015.000
2000Saab9-5 Aero7.00015.300
1999Saab9-3 SE6.80015.300
1999Saab9-3 SE Conv.6.60015.200
1999Saab9-3 Viggen7.00015.200motorweek.org
1998Saab9-57.20015.400
1996Saab900 S8.40016.300
1995Saab900 Turbo Coupe6.80015.200
1994Saab900 SE7.90015.800
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1994Saab9000 Aero 5 spd6.20014.800
1992Saab9000 S10.00017.400
1992Saab9000 Turbo7.50015.900
1991Saab900 S Cabriolet10.70017.700
1991Saab9000 CD9.70017.100
1991Saab9000 Turbo6.80015.200
1990Saab900 Turbo SPG8.50016.300
1990Saab9000 S9.20016.800
1989Saab9000 CD Turbo (auto)9.10016.900
1986Saab90007.60015.600
1985SaabTurbo8.60016.500
1983Saab900 Turbo10.00017.300
1982Saab90013.80019.300
1981Saab900 GLE13.2000.000
1981Saab900 Turbo 4-door (auto)11.4000.000
1980Saab900 Turbo9.70017.200
1973Saab99 EMS11.90018.500
1970Saab99E12.60018.800(C&D Apr '70)
1967SaabV-416.50019.900