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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
2008SaturnVue7.60015.900motorweek.org
2008SaturnAstra XR8.60016.600Road & Track
2008SaturnVue Green Line10.20017.800motorweek.org
2007SaturnAura Green Line Hybrid10.20017.600motorweek.org
2007SaturnSky Redline6.10014.600motorweek.org
2007SaturnOutlook8.40016.800motorweek.org
2007SaturnAura XR5.90014.500(R&T May '07)
2007SaturnSky7.30015.900(C&D June '06)
2007SaturnSky Redline5.20014.000(C&D Dec '06)
2007Saturn Sky7.20015.800Road and Track
2007Saturn Sky Red Line5.60014.000Road and Track
2007SaturnAura XR5.90014.500Road & Track
2004SaturnION Red Line Quad Coupe6.30015.000motorweek.org
2004SaturnVUE Red Line7.80016.200motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2004SaturnVUE V-6 (AWD)7.00015.500(C&D Mar '04)
2004SaturnIon Redline6.30015.300
2003SaturnL2008.30016.600
2002SaturnLW3008.00016.100
2002SaturnVUE V-6 (AWD)8.40016.600
2000SaturnSC28.40016.200motorweek.org
2000SaturnL-Series7.40015.700motorweek.org
1999SaturnSC28.50016.500
1996SaturnSL19.70017.200
1993SaturnSC111.50018.300
1993SaturnSW2 Wagon9.30017.100
1992SaturnCoupe SC8.40016.400
1991SaturnCoupe8.60016.600
1991SaturnSL28.60016.500