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1955 BMW BMW Isetta 250/300 Specs

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 477

Production Total: 161728

Build Start: 1955

Last on sale: 1965

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Although universally admired, BMW’s luxury cars were selling slowly. So, the decision to acquire the licence to build the Isetta proved to be an inspired piece of lateral thinking by BMW management. The Isetta was just what was needed, and as the effects of the Suez Crisis started to hit, and petrol became a rare commodity, suddenly the motorcycle engine car that could achieve 50mpg all day long made a great deal of sense. Front-hinged door and three wheeled handling were questionable, but buyers loved them...for a while.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
1955
1965
Isetta 3
Dimensions
1337mm
2286mm
350kg
1473mm
1384mm
Body Details
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Performance
59mph
11lb/ft
13bhp
3
Fuel Consump.
65mpg
Prices
€477
€1840
€3450
€6900
€8625
Other
161728

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