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History of the BMW Isetta
The BMW Isetta is a microcar, originally designed in Italy and adapted by BMW in 1955, with production running until 1962. While the BMW Isetta preserved the "bubble window" appearance, it differed from the Italian model in that its headlamps were mounted individually to the sides of the bodywork and the BMW emblem was located below the windscreen. The car was also adapted to accommodate a modified version of the BMW R25/3 motorcycle's 250 cc four-stroke engine, along with a reworking of the front suspension. At 5800 rpm, the single-cylinder engine produced 12 hp.
The crankcase and cylinder were cast iron, but the cylinder head was aluminium. The twin-bearing crankshaft in the BMW Isetta engine unit was likewise larger and featured strengthened bearings. The heavy Dynastart device, which combined the dynamo and the self-starter, was one of the grounds for the alteration. A Bing sliding throttle side draught motorbike carburetor provided the fuel mixture.