We’ve covered a ton of very unique vehicles right here on the Prestige Imports blog. We’ve probably even used the phrase “one of the most unique vehicles to ever pass through our inventory” a few times in the past. But the model we’re highlighting today certainly fits that bill as well. The vehicle in question is a 1960 BMW Isetta that we currently have for sale right here in North Miami Beach FL. A weird combination of incredibly vintage yet also somehow way ahead of its time creates the retro-futuristic marvel you see on this page.
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You might be wondering what exactly makes this vehicle futuristic. A few things, actually. It was the first mass-produced vehicle to achieve a fuel economy rating of 78 miles per gallon, long before the first Prius rolled off the line. Also, how many automakers have been looking into creating personal mobility vehicles meant for just one or two people over the past several years – for example, the Toyota i-Road concept vehicle. This thing had a lot of futuristic ideas considering it came out over six decades ago.
Powered by a single cylinder engine, this might be one of the least powerful vehicles to ever pass through our inventory – hence all that fuel efficiency. More specifically, the BMW Isetta is able to generate a whopping 13 horsepower alongside 13.6 pound-feet of torque. It’s still able to hit impressive speeds for such a low power output, but you won’t be able to take this beauty on most modern highways, as it tops out at 53 miles per hour.
If you think you might be interested in adding this vintage BMW legend to your collection, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Prestige Imports today. We look forward to hearing from you!