• Sep 14, 2009
Peugeot BB1 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

If a scooter is too small, dangerous and uncovered for your tastes but you'd still like to have as minimal an impact on your surroundings as possible, Peugeot has just the concept car for you. Called the BB1, the French automaker says of its Frankfurt Motor Show-bound machine, "Its mother is a scooter. Its father is a car." Right.

So, the unholy offspring of a mini two-wheeler and a city car would look something like a cartoon car that's straining to stop before smashing into a brick wall. Good to know. One thing is for certain: you won't mistake the Peugeot BB1 for anything else on the road. With its exaggerated forward-pitched stance, solar cell-covered glass bubble roof and protruding head and tail lamps, this is one concept that stands apart from the rest of the crowd.

Amazingly, Peugeot has found a way to cram four human beings inside the BB1, and those occupants gain access to the cabin via a pair of reverse-hinged doors with mini roll-down windows. Driving the diminutive machine would surely be an experience, and the controls are more akin to those from a motorcycle than a car. See for yourself in our gallery below, and stay tuned for more details as the doors in Frankfurt officially swing open in the morning.



[Source: World Car Fans]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 69 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. Agree with above, according to people here there is only boring or ugly, no in between.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, 4 people in this thing is a tight fit. The rear passengers actually straddle the front passengers! I guess they really were going for that riding on a scooter feel.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know, call me crazy (no need) but, I kind of dig it. But the dressed-in-green shiny happy people (and especially the emaciated looking tattoo'd-vegan-type) really creep me out and make this look more comical than it should.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Everyone who posts here is hypocritical, I swear. Every other car copies someone else, every other car is bland and boring, blah blah blah. So someone does something that's cool, unique, and looks pretty fun actually, and everyone bashes it. What ever happened to "if you don't have something nice to say, shut up"?

      Kudos to Peugeot for making something economical, unique, kinda cool and quirky looking, and that doesn't copy something else on the road or look like anything else on the road. I'd rock this thing, and then laugh at everyone else with worse gas mileage who's cars get lost in the mix.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Where do Citroen and Peugeot find their designers?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most halirious comment section I've EVER read on autoblog. I'd rather take the bus then be seen driving this hideous thing, can't belive they want to label this thing in the same category as an automobile. HAHAHA WOW

        Thanks y'all for the laugh, keep them coming!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        i wonder where they lost them
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been sticking up for ugly cars lately, but this is just freaking ridiculous.

      Why anybody would make a car that looks identical to the Numa-numa guy is wayy beyond me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know what you guys are on about -- I think it is the most absurd, attractive little car I have seen. It's so ridiculous, but in a way that says it's nowhere near as serious about itself as its critics (and probably owners).

      This thing is unabashedly French, it's unashamedly weird, and in a sea of generic looking cars, I like that it has enough character to flip everyone an awkwardly proportioned bird.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm with you on that. It's a design with character. It looks considerably more aggressive than a Smart (or a Toyota iQ, for that matter), and--God help me--I'm not sure I'd mind being seen driving one.

        Especially if they found a way to shoehorn in a, say, 110hp powerplant :-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm with you.
        I like it actually.
        It looks like they have made a lot of interior volume in a quite small vehicle.
        I think the suicide doors and seating configuration looks really, really usable.
        The steering non-wheel is interesting... not sure about that one... but am not sure why I am not sure.
        I think the general level of outrage at the design I see in the comments would stand them well actually.
        I think they'd sell it like hot cakes.... or hot crepes, as it were.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Somebody get some toilet paper and clean that up please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      http://blog.ecolect.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/small_car.gif
      Someone mated a Smart with the above. Ewwwwww!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is too easy
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't worry guys. This is after the crash test this car was subjected to
        • 5 Years Ago
        like in the 2nd to last picture?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's rad - I would buy one!
      This is the first time I have seen some new thinking on these pages in a long time.
      It's sexy ugly, like Sandra Bernhardt, Harvey Keitel, Mick Jagger, Jean Depardieu.

      Everyone poo-pooing this thing is so predictable.

      Viva la-difference!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree! LOVE it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        whoTF is Jean Depardieu?
    • Load More Comments