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BMW-Isetta 611 Saloon

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 BMW-Isetta 611 Saloon

2-seater minicar, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 585 cm3 / 35.7 cu in / 35.7 cu in, 14.5 kW / 19.4 hp / 19.4 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 39.0 N·m / 28.8 lb·ft / 28.8 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMW-IsettaIssued from1955
Model611 SaloonIssued until
Serie611Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMW-IsettaCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeminicarNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length2900 mm / 114.2 in / 114.2 inTotal (curb) weight515 kg / 1135 lb / 1135 lb
Width1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inDry weight
Height1375 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.64 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement585 cm3 / 35.7 cu in / 35.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity292.50 cm3/cylinder / 17.849 cu in/cylinder / 17.849 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power14.5 kW / 19.4 hp / 19.4 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque39.0 N·m / 28.8 lb·ft / 28.8 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.8 kW / 7.8 hp / 7.8 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output24.8 kW/l / 0.545 bhp/cu in / 0.545 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.7 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.43

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio37.9 kW/ton / 28.7 bhp/ton / 28.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW-Isetta 611 Saloon

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