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BMW Isetta Car Club
Specifications

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What are specifications for the BMW-Isetta? We won't list them all, but a summary of some of the usual specifications are:

  • Engine: BMW single-cylinder, four-stroke engine, blower cooled
  • Capacity: 250 c.c. or 300 c.c. engine (that is 14.83 cu. in./18.61 cu in.)
  • Power: 12 bhp at 5,800 rpm/13 bhp at 5,200 rpm
  • Clutch: single plate dry clutch
  • Transmission: BMW four forward speed and reverse gearbox
  • Weight: Curb weight approx. 770 lbs.
  • Max speed: 53 mph
  • Fuel consumption: 63-67 miles/U.S. gal.
  • Fuel Tank: 3.4 U.S. Gal


  • The Motocoupe BMW-Isetta is not an automobile or a midget car or just a scooter with weather protection. It is rather a new solution of the motoring problem. Its maneuverability in city traffic, the absolute weather protection yet permitting a draft-free open-air drive through a folding roof and transparent canopy arrangement, its comfortable interior dimensions, quick acceleration and considerable top speed by a high-performance air-cooled engine unit,—are all advantages which make the BMW-Isetta a vehicle that we are sure will meet the motoring trend of a wide public as a safe-to-handle runabout suitable for city traffic and country driving, for field tracks and highways alike. Excellent road holding and a brake system of surprising efficiency ensure a maximum of riding safety.

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