The Automobile was invented in Germany by two unconnected people. Gottlieb Daimler went to work at Deutz AG Gasmotorenfabrik with his friend Wilhelm Maybach in 1872, where they invented the Spark Ignition engine ('Otto Engine') for proprietor Nikolaus Otto. Carl Benz set up Benz & Co. Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, Mannheim with investors and produced Gas Engines which at last gave Benz a secure income. With that money he went onto develop his first Motor Car which was patented in 1886. In 1883 Daimler and Maybach invented a single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and seeking capital to continue development they founded Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1890 with wealthy partners. But the DMG investors were only interested in producing stationary engines and the first Daimler car was not produced until 1892
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Daimler Motor-Quadricycle 1889. Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1890 after they had left Nikolaus Otto's Deutz AG Gasmotorenfabrik.