• Mar 31, 2008

What you see above is a rendering of what a revived BMW Isetta could look like. While it may have been a shot in the dark a few months ago when it was rendered, following BMW's revelation that it is studying new options for urban vehicles, the idea is back on the table.

The design is certainly unusual compared to contemporary automobiles on the road today, but the same was probably said of the original Isetta when it debuted way back in the 1950s. The new design features the same stubby nose, although the front door seems to have been replaced or supplemented by more conventional side doors. which would likely be required by modern safety standards, while with the rear wheels are placed closer together than the front ones. Although this unofficial concept doesn't adopt the original nomenclature, the name iSetta (with the subtle but trendy use of upper- and lower-case letters) would seem to fit the old-is-new-again spirit of BMW's anticipated city car.

[Source: AutoblogGreen]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Abandon hope, all ye who enter here. Accessory kneepads as crumple zone 695 Euro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Beautiful rendering, however, I'm a bit suspicious that nowadays a car of this size will be produced, as it will most probably will not meet the current safety standards. Nice attempt by the render though, thank you for posting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do these "rendered speculation" concepts have anything to do with reality? Are they based on anything that has to do with BMW's plans or is someone just making this up?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Someone is just making it up. From the look sof it someone who really doesn't know anything about real cars.

        There are a lot of people that can render cool looking concepts but it is another thing entirely to make a concept that could actually be produced. I see two seats in that thing but no way could two people ever sit next to each other in it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      eeww the back looks like the front! i appreciate what theyre trying to do, but they should just let the isetta stay in the past
      • 6 Years Ago
      saves buying coffin as they could just bury you in the car after a accident because the car is the size of a coffin
      • 6 Years Ago
      i am sure steve urkle would be proud... but thats about it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      @stealth...check there is a crash test here...do you know the Mercedes smart

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/omolody/2381867375/

      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's adorable!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        The parents of ugly children always say that about their kids...
      • 6 Years Ago
      i assure u there are a lot of european women who would suddenly LOVE their car... and that also the best friend could take a seat next to her.

      believe me...the man who did this, knows what he is doing!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's nice to know that for the rest of my day I won't see anything nearly this horrid looking. Thanks for the mood lift!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure this would be a hit....among women!
      • 6 Years Ago
      seriously, seriously, I thought about puking.
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