Powered by a 582 cc flat-twin engine from the R67 motorcycle/sidecar combination it produced 19.5bhp, and like the Isetta, was mounted behind the rear wheels. A four-speed manual gearbox was standard, while a Saxomat semi-automatic transmission was available. The 600 had a top speed of approximately 100 km/h.
Unfortunately the 600 wasn’t the success BMW had hoped for only selling about 35,000 cars between 1957 and 59. It seems that although the press loved it the car was a little too out there in the looks and practicality department for the buying public and was replaced with a more conventional and successful BMW 700.
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