Karl Benz invented the world’s first practical internal-combustion engine automobile (car) in Germany. Karl Benz built three forms of his Motor Car in private by 1888. He became the first person to drive a car over a long distance. Model T was the missing link between cars and horse-drawn buggies. Later, Karl Benz patented the three-wheeled Motor Car. It was the first true, modern automobile. Karl Benz demonstrated the Model 3 Motorwagen at the World’s Fair in Paris.