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1958-1959 BMW 600 specifications


Following on from the original Isetta, the BMW 600 was a logical upward extension of the theme to capture buyers who’d grown out of their original bubble cars. The front-opening door remained in place, but the new car was larger, with an extra side door for rear seat passengers, a more powerful 600cc BMW flat-twin motorcycle engine and – most importantly – four wheels. It was usefully quicker than the original Isetta but still crude for the price tag, being only marginally cheaper than a Beetle. Sales were unimpressive.

Production

  • Production:
    34,813
  • Price at launch:
    £676
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,650
  • Price (project):
    £1,000

Performance

  • Top speed:
    63.0mph
  • Power:
    19.5bhp
  • Torque:
    29.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    46.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 2
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    2946mm
  • Wheelbase:
    1930mm
  • Width:
    1372mm
  • Height:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    510kgs

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