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The Isetta is an Italian-designed microcar built under license in a number of different countries, including Argentina, Spain, Belgium, France, Brazil,Germany, and the United Kingdom. Because of its egg shape, it became known as a bubble car, a name also given to other similar vehicles.
In 1955, the BMW Isetta became the world's first mass-production car to achieve a fuel consumption of 3 L/100 km. It was the top-selling single-cylinder car in the world, with 161,728 units sold. The name Isetta is the diminutive of Iso. BMW made the Isetta its own. They redesigned the powerplant around a BMW one-cylinder, four-stroke, 247 cc motorcycle engine which generated 9 kW (12 hp). Although the major elements of the Italian design remained intact, BMW re-engineered much of the car, so much so that none of the parts between a BMW Isetta Moto Coupe and an Iso Isetta are interchangeable. The first BMW Isetta appeared in April 1955. In May 1962, three years after launching the conventionally modern-looking BMW 700, BMW ceased production of Isettas. A total of 161,728 units had been built.
The Isetta 250 used the engine of the morocycle R25/3. The advantage of that microcar : it could be driven with a motorcycle license in Germany.. The top speed of the Isetta 250 was rated as 85 km/h (53 mph).
The Isetta 600 (presented by Oldtimerfarm)) was a larger variant with two rear doors and the rear wheels further apart. The car was more expensive and therefore not a commercial success. More than 30,000 copies of this version were made in the years 1957-1959. Velam in France and Romi in Brailia produced Isettas under license. Dewrg cars, however, seemed to be in danger of extinction since the 1970s, but at the end of the century they found a revival in the form of the Smart and the Renault, although strictly speaking these are not midget cars.