BMW 600 (1958 – 1959) Review

BMW 600 (1958 – 1959) At A Glance


+Four wheels for improved dynamics

-Still has a front-opening door

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...