Crank handlebar, coil springs, hydraulic vibration dampers
Trailing arm, coil springs, hydraulic vibration dampers
5.20 - 10 (3,5")
560 kg + driver
1957 - 1959
You will probably not be successful if you are looking for a similar car in automotive history. Clear two-door, there are very many, but what kind of car has a front door and one right on the side. Because openings in the body always represent a challenge to its stability, you can not permit the backbenchers the entry from both sides. This is advantageous for the sliding windows, thus could be used on the left side a large and right two small.
Although the BMW 600 is based on the construction of the Isetta, both the distinctive front door is equipped with spare wheel and dashboard this time, as well as the rear axle has been redesigned. The track gauge is adapted to the front and the suspension already is similar with its semi-trailing arms the of BMW 700 and many subsequent. Thus, the 600 indicates improved in many details compared to the Isetta. This also affects the driving performance, for the the slightly throttled engine from the R67 is responsible.
Thereby the actual built copies are already considerably more comfortable than the prototypes, which do not provide a second door on the side and whose rear bench is to be achieved by folding mechanisms at the front seats. Even the elaborate front bumper with the turn signals at the end should there be not original. You see it a little, because they do not quite fit to the rear. 07/09