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BMW 600 (1958 - 1959)

Last updated 16 March 2013

 
3
Four wheels for improved dynamics
Still has a front-opening door
34,813
were produced
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Introduction

The BMW 600 was a logical upward extension of the Isetta 250 and 300, and was designed to retain BMW buyers who’d grown out of their original bubblecars. 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 Volkswagen Beetle. Sales were unimpressive, but it did lead to the 700...

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