Interestingly, the first car in history equipped with an internal combustion engine only had three wheels. It was the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which was built in 1885 by Karl Benz, one of the founding fathers of Mercedes-Benz.

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was powered by a small two-stroke 1.0-liter engine that can produce 0.66 horsepower.