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Peugeot Type 3

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The Peugeot Type 3 wis a very early French automobile, an wis Peugeot's first model tae be sauld tae the public an made in meaningful quantities. It wis Peugeot's seicont internal combustion-engined caur.

Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The earliest Peugeot model frae 1889 haed been steam-pouered tricycles biggit unner collaboration wi Léon Serpollet. In 1890, Armand Peugeot met wi contemporary trailblazers o caur technology, Gottlieb Daimler an Émile Levassor, an became convinced that reliable, practical, an lightweight vehicles wad hae tae be pouered bi petrol an hae fower wheels. The Type 2 wis the first sic model. Peugeot's ane-time pairtner Serpollet wad persevere wi steam technology wi continued success unner the marque Gardner-Serpollet until his daith in 1907.

Performance[eedit | eedit soorce]

The engine wis a German design bi Daimler, but wis licensed for production in Fraunce bi Panhard et Levassor an then sauld tae Peugeot. It wis a 15° V-twin an produced 2 bhp, sufficient for a tap speed o approximately 18 kilometres per oor (11 mph).

In its inaugural year o 1891, Armand Peugeot decidit tae show the robustness o his caur bi takin it alongside the Paris–Brest–Paris cycle race. This demonstration caur ultimately survived a tot o 14,710 kilometres (9,140 mi) withoot major malfunctions, something o a miraculous achievement wi contemporary mechanics, an later became the first Peugeot sauld tae the public. A somewhat lichtened Type 3 wis entered intae an 1895 race frae Paris tae Bordeaux an back, winnin an maintaining an average speed o 21.5 kilometres per oor (13.4 mph). This story wis relatit bi Chris Goffey in a Top Gear episode frae 1989, when shawin early ensaumples o Peugeot durability.

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