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100 Years of Automotive Evolution

100 YEARS Technology has helped us improve the way we live our lives in a variety of ways, including our transportation methods. Come with us on a journey back in time, as we compare the cars of today with the cars of yesteryear... How much have we improved the design? Well, that depends... of automotive evolution 5hp 240hp $15,500 in today's dollars $22,900 VS MPH MPH 20 120 MODEL MODEL Oldsmobile Curved Dash Ford Fusion SEL MANUFACTURING DATES MANUFACTURING DATE 1901-1907 2012 ENGINE Flat-mounted, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This baby could produce a whopping 5 hp (3.7 KW). It relied on a brass gravity-feed 3.0L V6, 240 hp at 6,550 rpm base-package engine, which includes flex-fuel (FFV), and a dual-overhead cam (DOHC). carburetor. TRANSMISSION Semi-automatic design. Two forward speeds. One Reverse speed. Transmission was planetary type(epicyclic) 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission (epicyclic) DRIVETRAIN Followed Ransom's first gasoline vehicle except for a single-cylinder engine All Wheel Drive SEATING 2 Passengers (Sorry kids, looks like you'll be tethered to the back bumper – at least you'll be able to share stories about how hard you had it growing up!) 5 Passengers - even the neighbor's kids can get in on this trip! STEERING Utilized a Tiller': a bar or level attached to the All-wheel drive steering system front axle which the driver used to steer the car. POWER FEATURES windows, so no need... Digital keypad power door locks, power mirrors, heated mirrors, remote window operation SAFETY Don't run into anything, and tell everyone to hang onto something... "You're going 12 miles per hour??!! Are you trying to get us all killed??!" 4-wheel ABS, Front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, remote anti-theft alarm system, fog/driving lights, seatbelts (for every seat) COMFORT 'Dos-a-Dos' auxiliary seat for an addition $25, a folding Interior air filtration (AC), Driver and top with a roll-up ear curtain for another $25, or leather for an additional $50. Also available with a 'storm apron'. passenger climate controls, Front/rear reading lights INSTRUMENTS If the car sounds like it's falling apart, you're driving too fast! Clock, tachometer, trip computer, external temperature display, compass TELEMATICS Yell as you're driving by. Pre-wired for phone, Bluetooth wireless data link CONVENIENCE Cleaning involves a towel and about 2 minutes of your time. Oh, and you don't have to walk everywhere anymore! Cruise control, front and rear cupholders, trunk remote/trunk release, automatic door locks, cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel. ENTERTAINMENT Your buddy picking a banjo in the front seat...or laughing at those that were still using horses...Pssh...that was so000 last century.... Mast antenna, AM/FM in -dash radio controls, single CD player, Satelite radio, capable , speed sensitive voulume control, USB connection (epicyclic) NOTES It was the first mass-produced combustion-powered automobile in America. It was the first US model with a The Ford Fusion hit the marketplace in 2006. The 2013 model was recently unveiled, and the model enjoys continued popularity. mechanical speedometer, and was often referred to as a "horseless carriage". FINISH Brought to you by: GO-PART.COM DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

100 Years of Automotive Evolution

shared by GoPart_Infographics on Aug 11
A quick look at just how far we've come in the last 100 years of automotive design.



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