The BMW 600 microcar was first shown to the world at the
1957 Frankfurt motor show. The 600 was powered by a four
stroke, 2 cylinder 585 cc engine developing 19 horsepower
at 4000 rpm. This motor gave the BMW 600 a top speed of
62 mph through a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The BMW 600 sold well in America where it was fitted with
sealed beam headlights and larger bumpers to conform to
safety regulations. Oddly the BMW 600 also sold well in