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BMW-Isetta Motocoupé

Brief specs of BMW-Isetta Motocoupé

2-seater minicar, petrol (gasoline) 1-cylinder single cylinder engine, two stroke, 247 cm3 / 15.1 cu in / 15.1 cu in, 8.9 kW / 11.9 hp / 11.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMW-IsettaIssued from
ModelMotocoupéIssued until
SerieMotocoupeNumber 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

Length2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inTotal (curb) weight353 kg / 778 lb / 778 lb
Width1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity10 l / 2.2 UK gal / 2.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.50 m2 / 16.2 sq ft / 16.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders1
Engine Typesingle cylinder Total number of valves0
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder0
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Bi carbEngine displacement247 cm3 / 15.1 cu in / 15.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity247.00 cm3/cylinder / 15.073 cu in/cylinder / 15.073 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designtwo strokeCompression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power8.9 kW / 11.9 hp / 11.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)3.6 kW / 4.8 hp / 4.8 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output36.0 kW/l / 0.792 bhp/cu in / 0.792 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio34.0 kW/ton / 25.8 bhp/ton / 25.8 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle7.3 m / 24.0 ft / 24.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearQuarter-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW-Isetta Motocoupé

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