In 1890, Émile Levassor and Armand Peugeot of France began producing vehicles with Daimler engines, and so laid the inspiration of the automotive trade in France. They were hooked up to the primary Paris–Brest–Paris bicycle race, however finished 6 days after the profitable cyclist, Charles Terront. Daimler and Maybach founded Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) in Cannstatt in 1890, and offered their first automotive in 1892 underneath the brand name Daimler. It was a horse-drawn stagecoach built by one other producer, which they retrofitted with an engine of their design. By 1895 about 30 vehicles had been built by Daimler and Maybach, both at the Daimler works or within the Hotel Hermann, where they arrange shop after disputes with their backers.
The weight of a car influences gasoline consumption and efficiency, with extra weight resulting in elevated fuel consumption and decreased performance. The SmartFortwo, a small city automobile, weighs 750–795 kg … Read More