BMW's Beetle

BMW's Beetle

There are 3 comments on the BusinessWeek story from Mar 22, 2007, titled BMW's Beetle. In it, BusinessWeek reports that:

Germans in the 1950s weren't concerned with having "the ultimate driving machine," they were just happy not to be walking or pedaling. via BusinessWeek

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Fred

Delmar, NY

#1 Apr 28, 2007
I love the BMW beetles =]]
<33

“Let's get the show on the road”

Since: Feb 07

San Antonio, TX

#2 Apr 28, 2007
The Isetta was a neat little car. It was powered by BMW motorcycle engines and could be one or two cylinder. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a carpet salesman come over in an Isetta to show carpet samples. It was the first one I had ever seen, and it intrigued my 6 year old mind. I asked him to give me a ride in it, and he did. I remember it was noisy, and it was VERY odd to get in from the front. The steering wheel stalk was tethered to the door and flipped forward when the door was open! It was red, and was brand new. I probably have only seen 4 or 5 other ones since.
Jason Janik

Dallas, TX

#3 Aug 6, 2010
BMW doesn't make Beetles. I think outafocus' comment above about the BMW Isetta is a good example of a BMW that is somewhat similar to the Volkswagen Beetle... but still, it's no Beetle!

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