It's never too early to learn the fundamentals of car control, kids, and BMW's new entry-level single-seat roadster is just the ticket. Constructed of light-weight composites and equipped with real rubber tires, a speedometer and a tach in the cockpit, the BMW Baby Racer II Motorsport ditches traditional pedal power in favor of the more experimental leg-scramble technique. Interestingly enough, the company choose to forego brakes all together.
Is this the face of things to come from BMW? Probably not, but if you know a fledgling racer between the ages of six months and three years-old, we know the perfect birthday gift. What do we have to do to get BMW to send over a crate load of these things for cubicle races?
* Press Release
Munich. Hairpin bends behind the kitchen, cobblestones in front of dad's pit lane, traffic-calmed noise protection zones in the living room – with the BMW Baby Racer II Motorsport, budding drivers from one and a half to three years old will master it all with their blue-white-red roadster that is ready for anything.
Its sports steering wheel makes U-turns an easy exercise for little drivers.
The sporty-looking but soft seat absorbs vibrations from rough terrain. The
tires can even handle delicate parquet, with rubber to ensure a silent ride
and a low profile for stability on any surface. Together with the big
wheels, they look really sporty, too.
Goes like a racing car – looks like one too.
The TÜV-tested BMW Baby Racer II Motorsport is designed to look like a real racing car, with an aerodynamic front spoiler, speedometer, and rev counter. The BMW logo stands out in metallic effect at the front and back.
The Baby Racer II Motorsport in blue-white-red, and other children's vehicles, are available at selected BMW dealerships and at www.bmw-shop.com.
Facts and figures:
BMW Baby Racer II Motorsport
Dimensions: 73 x 32.5 x 40 cm
Wheelbase: 44 cm
Recommended age: 1½–3 years
Weight: 6.4 kg