Tuesday 10th May 1904
A. Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke AG was established in Zwickau, Germany. The first Horch had a 4.5-bhp engine and an open-body design with lighting provided by lanterns with candles in them. In contrast to the powerful cars of later years, it could barely reach a top speed of 20 mph. It was significant at that time because it used a friction clutch, and also had a driveshaft to power the wheels. Horch merged with Audi, DKW and Wanderer in 1932 to form the Auto Union.