First came the Beetle . Then came the Mini followed by the 500 . Is the Isetta going to join the bandwagon? Looks like it. BMW have apparently been working on a new range of eco-friendly and fuel-efficient cars. Auto Express reports that this new range could be named Isetta and would come with small turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. These engines will be cheap to build and would deliver excellent fuel economy and least emissions.
The Isetta was bubble car with 3 wheels. Just like its classmates, it was rear-engined and extremely small and easy to drive. It had refrigerator-like front doors which was its unique feature.
The trend of updating yesteryears small cars with style and technology in accordance to today’s requirements is becoming very popular. Especially the small cars seem to influence everyone. Is moving backwards the easiest way for manufacturing small cars? I’ll leave this open.