AutoExpress UK provides some further insight into the revival of BMW’s mini-car, the Isetta. The publication speculates that the Isetta could appear in UK showrooms as early as 2011.
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BMW insider Scott26 gives us another gem in the form of information about the upcoming BMW Z2 which will apparently be a part of the Project-i which includes hybrid and electric powered vehicles!
The 100mpg fuel busters!
BMW and Fiat are joining forces to bring a revolution in the marketplace in terms of fuel efficiency. I hope this comes true!!!
In March BMW announced that it would establish a new research division called Project i, whose task will be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of vehicle or another, but to come up with a range of technologies BMW could introduce across its fleet or even under a rumored fourth brand (the first three being BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce).
Project i will run independently … CONTINUED
BMW is poised to give the go-ahead to a tiny Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) that will help to revolutionise city-centre driving. The rear-engined city car could be called Isetta and will first arrive in American showrooms in 2012.
The project was created because of new Californian regulations (soon to be copied by 12 other US states) which require big car makers to sell between a few hundred and a few thousand ZEVs every year from 2012.
However, global sales of the new model … CONTINUED
Autoexpress is reporting today that BMW may bring back the Isetta. Many of you may remember this as Urkels car. In fact, for its time the idea behind this car was to be a small urban mobility vehicle similar to the Mini, or more likely the Smart car range. With increased awareness and drive towards smaller more fuel efficient vehicles for city use, the idea of BMW bringing back the Isetta is not that far off. Of course many of the original cars design qwirks would have to be lost … CONTINUED