Both the BMW Isetta 250 and the Isetta 300 were powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine sourced from the BMW R25/3 motorcycle, paired with a manual four-speed transmission.
As some of you know, the Isetta was actually born in Italy, not Germany, and its original raison d’être was simply to offer an inexpensive means of transport with good fuel economy. In May 1962, three years after launching the conventionally modern-looking BMW 700, BMW ceased production of Isettas. The front end of the 600 was virtually unchanged from the Isetta, but the 600's wheelbase was stretched to accommodate four seats.
The German company produced the vast majority of the diminutive bubble cars with single cylinder 250- and 300-cc engines that produced a whopping 12 and 13 horsepower, respectively. BMW single cylinder industrial engine, Intake mainhold hole frontal, spark plug side, after modification also for BMW Isetta only available with 1-19252 29.15 € per piece Thanks to this elaborate power transfer, the engine-gearbox unit was both free of tension and well soundproofed in its linkage to the rear axle.
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This car is not meant for the street—nor the strip for that matter—but it is functional. Unlike the previous, VW-powered pod, this “Corsetta” features custom bodywork to cover the engine, but the stance is quite similar. Renzo Rivolta wanted to concentrate on his new Iso Rivolta sports car, and was interested in doing licensing deals.
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