Nicknamed the "rolling egg",
the BMW 250, 300, 600 and Isetta cars were designed
at a time when cheap, short distance transportation was needed.
BMW Isetta 250, 1955
Click for a larger image
In classic understatement, BMW
ads for the USA called the car "a new conception in vehicle
Elvis singing in his Isetta
The cars have a one-cylinder BMW
motorcycle engine with a 4-speed transmission. The top speed is 53 mph,
and it gets 63 miles per gallon.
In 1958 you could buy one for $1,093.
Places for Parts
Mobile Tradition CD has every part for the Isetta with pictures and BMW
Microcar and Minicar Club home page has links, facts and pictures of lots of
small cars. Features the BMW
Isetta 300 and BMW
BMW Dave's Isetta
has a 300 and a 600, with lots of info and pictures.
has a 1958 Isetta. Click
here to download a cutout of a BMW Isetta.
Owners Club of Great Britain aims to build camaraderie between owners by sponsoring events, a newsletter and forums. Helps owners find spare parts and technical tips.
Click here for
archives from the Isetta Gazette Magazine.
Isetta and other Little Cars
features a 1956 BMW Isetta 300 Bubble window and lots of links.
Isetta Internet and other Micros
features a 1961 BMW Isetta 300 and lots of links and other features. Has some
great Isetta animated gif's. Click
here for into on an Isetta workshop manual. Isetta posters of the ads used
on this page are also available.
Online in German has many facts, some
pictures and links to other sites. Has some great detail pictures and unique
The Isetta Page
has some history, facts, German promotional pictures and links.
Club in Wales features BMW's like the Isetta and other small cars.
is an article by by Leslie Roberts.
Pictures of a BMW Isetta 300
with an open door can be found here.
has a 1956 Isetta Velam.
Racing has "baby bimmers" on track.