BMW Isetta Review // The Weirdest BMW You Can Buy

8 Nov 2020
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This is the 1958 BMW Isetta. It hits 60mph in... never. It NEVER hits 60mph. Good examples will run you $50,000 CAD. Not cheap, but possibly the most unique car on the road, AND it pretty much saved BMW. But how does it drive? Watch to find out. Subscribe! (HUGE thanks to Marco from Pinarello Motori for going out of his way to save the day. )
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  • There’s a Urus in the background 21:12

    Abdulrahman AlnakshabandiAbdulrahman AlnakshabandiVor Tag
  • Great Italian product

    Antonio BandiniAntonio BandiniVor 6 Tage
  • Easy to forget how far things are coming from

    private emailprivate emailVor 6 Tage
  • I wish this had more views so they could review more random cars like this

    Jack Van HoutenJack Van HoutenVor 9 Tage
  • The fact that I loved this whole video without giving a lick for the actual car shows how good these guys are

    Neel KrishnaNeel KrishnaVor 13 Tage
  • This will forever be known as Steve Urkel’s car in my eyes. Did I just date myself?! 🤔

    XavierXavierVor 18 Tage
  • I was driving Isetta for about 4-5 years (only sometimes, in nice weather, after restoration). One can get used to everything, even the gear lever on the left hand, but what was a problem, is pushing the engine to the limits. Drivers of "normal" cars never experience this - when holding the accelerator pedal "to the floor" and driving full 85 km/h, the car decelerates from itself at the slightest incline. But never mind, it accelerates back when going downhill, lol!

    Petar MalesevPetar MalesevVor 21 Tag
  • Mia madre! Un'Isetta tedesca?

    Bill OlsenBill OlsenVor 23 Tage
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    Thingy wow He got that intel, Haha!Thingy wow He got that intel, Haha!Vor 23 Tage
  • I completely restored and owned one of these. A 1961 model assembled in Brighton, UK. They look great but they are godawful to drive. Noisy and with a poor turning circle and absolutely no protection in a crash. The only tube steel is the door frame and chassis. We cut an access hole in the parcel shelf to get access to the engine in the event of an issue. The engine was good though and the gearbox was very strong but because mine was a right hand drive the linkage to the gearbox was very difficult to set.

    David HolmesDavid HolmesVor 23 Tage
    • Hello, there! I still own one (1955., 250 ccm, with bubble windows). Bought it in 1983. and restored it completely. Was driving it in nice weather only and made with it 1000 km. Since 1987. it sits in the garage and waits for me to find some spare time. Hope to have it in the next summer, but it may require another restoration, lol.

      Petar MalesevPetar MalesevVor 21 Tag
  • What a cool video guys👍😎

    Marlboro M2CMarlboro M2CVor 24 Tage
  • 😂😂😂 the isetta reminds me a lot about the peel p50 and those fisher price toy car that I used to have when I was younger

    Fabian F-LFabian F-LVor 28 Tage
  • No power seats no infotainment screen, this car sucks

    SupersaneXSupersaneXVor 29 Tage
  • They’re rude enough to break it

    kRaYzE kAkTuSkRaYzE kAkTuSVor Monat
  • Thomas and James the choo-choo trains

    kRaYzE kAkTuSkRaYzE kAkTuSVor Monat
  • Needs a turbo

    Anthony Tah MayAnthony Tah MayVor Monat
  • The i8 for me😅😂

    Spinal DesertSpinal DesertVor Monat
  • I hope the owner doesn't watch this video. ;)

    pices229pices229Vor Monat
  • there are people who actually survived their isetta ownership

    Seb. S.Seb. S.Vor Monat
  • I don’t see launch control...

    David CurtissDavid CurtissVor Monat
  • My lord that would be a puckering experience passing a semi doing 80km. Blow it right into the ditch like a feather on a fart.

    Dayton McCastleDayton McCastleVor Monat
  • Loved it ❤

    mathen khumaarmathen khumaarVor Monat
  • my primary school teacher drove one.. when it was new

  • Great Episode...the Isetta is just lovely, greets from Germany ✌

    Tom TomTom TomVor Monat
  • It is "Eesaetta" - it was right the first time...

    Cristiano PruneriCristiano PruneriVor Monat
  • I grew up on Maultaschen!! lit. 'mouth bags' is a traditional German dish that originated in the region of Swabia. It consists of an outer-layer of pasta dough which encloses a filling traditionally consisting of minced meat, smoked meat, spinach, bread crumbs and onions and flavored with various herbs and spices (e.g. pepper, parsley and nutmeg). Maultaschen are similar to the Italian ravioli but are typically larger in size-each Maultasche being approximately 8-12 centimetres (3-4 1⁄2 inches) across. They are almost invariably square or rectangular in shape

    SD ClevelandSD ClevelandVor Monat
  • "do you feel comfortable?" “no”

    Dakota M-ADakota M-AVor 2 Monate
  • that can NOT be road safe.

    meenamjahmeenamjahVor 2 Monate
  • No gaydar?

    tripjet999tripjet999Vor 2 Monate
  • The modern day BMW kidney grille is probably the same width measurement as the Isetta.

    James91TJames91TVor 2 Monate
  • The wholesale mandolin assembly shock because plywood immunochemically film alongside a spurious math. phobic, picayune gliding

    clever outputclever outputVor 2 Monate
  • An It's always Sunny reference? Nice!

    Mis73rRand0mMis73rRand0mVor 2 Monate
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    Mark CorpuzMark CorpuzVor 2 Monate
  • The lazy giant spectroscopically post because poultry ostensibly attach onto a distinct nic. shrill, goofy verse

    Isaac TaneIsaac TaneVor 2 Monate
  • Do a peel p50

    Austin HealeyAustin HealeyVor 2 Monate
  • The most safety car ever. Crush zone ends on engine bay xD

    Karol SzwarcKarol SzwarcVor 2 Monate
  • And I thought the i3 was the weirdest bmw🤷‍♂️

    kealan o keeffekealan o keeffeVor 2 Monate
  • I would like to see a triumph engine in that bad boy

    popeyesailor77popeyesailor77Vor 2 Monate
  • Also Steve Urkels car lol

    Daniel LanzottiDaniel LanzottiVor 2 Monate
  • Boring

    Elvis PonariElvis PonariVor 2 Monate
  • "yeah but in a prius, you wont die in a 3mph accident" had me dying

    MansoE46MansoE46Vor 2 Monate
  • 7:20 was the best moment, meet its german youngest nephew the beetle, looks so cute together

    Michael GunawanMichael GunawanVor 2 Monate
  • The video ends abruptly at 22:25 is this intentional?

    ByblosHexByblosHexVor 2 Monate
  • that was hillarious

    SergeySergeyVor 2 Monate
  • I want one, but its like 25-70k as of writing this.

    truechampoftrancetruechampoftranceVor 2 Monate
  • The energetic satin differently peep because saw dfly avoid plus a numerous tulip. strange, fortunate fragrance

    Kaii LarsennKaii LarsennVor 2 Monate
  • Check out this sweet sweet ride! A cool 79 lb per hp . 🤣🤣

    Codi QuinnCodi QuinnVor 2 Monate
  • look at the Microlino ...does it look familiar to you ? ;)

    Kreuhn KohrmanKreuhn KohrmanVor 2 Monate
  • "Did you blow on the keys?" Bahahaha

    BlakeBlakeVor 2 Monate
  • People escaped East Berlin crammed into a tiny BMW Isetta.

    Stephan 4everStephan 4everVor 2 Monate
  • I like how they just stopped in the middle of the drive through 😂😂

    iiBxxsted_CxviciiBxxsted_CxvicVor 2 Monate
  • BMW junk...

    B AlshamisiB AlshamisiVor 2 Monate
  • In fact ive got one of these in my living room, love it!

    Rodrigo DuránRodrigo DuránVor 2 Monate
  • I love ❤️ this little car!

    Nick HaralampopoulosNick HaralampopoulosVor 2 Monate
  • Perhaps the first slightly popular DEhave car channel I don't like that much. I think they try too hard sometimes.

    Yves SouffleYves SouffleVor 2 Monate
  • It looks like a driving refgurator

    Ethan WesenerEthan WesenerVor 3 Monate
  • Just wanna drop this info: In Switzerland they will build an electro Isetta. You can find it under the name Microlino

    HellebardierHellebardierVor 3 Monate
  • Bagals hahaha sliced please

    Luke IamYoPopsLuke IamYoPopsVor 3 Monate
  • This was hilarious. Bravo for the offbeat review and really bringing the humour for it. Also- fantastic music choices.

    WotWombatsWotWombatsVor 3 Monate
  • Normal people at drive through: "I'll have menu x..." Throttle House: 8:33 "Do you have any mustache??! MUSTACHE!?"

    Robert WineRobert WineVor 3 Monate
  • It has a 4 speed transmission. Just push it to the top of a hill and engage the clutch.

    Hannah MiyamotoHannah MiyamotoVor 3 Monate
  • Bruh who says bagels like that

    Lemur BoyLemur BoyVor 3 Monate
  • I’m selling my AMG for this. No one try to stop me!

    DaLaaNi BombinaDaLaaNi BombinaVor 3 Monate
  • U guys channel the good old Top Gear vibes ... Love it, you guys rock.

    Matthew CoteMatthew CoteVor 3 Monate
  • lol. what do you know... a drivable bench!!!

    StuckIn MyRoomStuckIn MyRoomVor 3 Monate
  • Great video

    Malte P. Møller-ChristensenMalte P. Møller-ChristensenVor 3 Monate
  • Had enough room for Urkel and Mayra/Laura...

    mesa620mesa620Vor 3 Monate
  • Was the beginning part filmed in front of James's church/house?

    JesseJesseVor 3 Monate
  • 507 review next!!!! Love these videos!

    Diego VenegasDiego VenegasVor 3 Monate
  • This car makes elentra feel like super car fast... good job guys!

    I am TCI am TCVor 3 Monate
  • turbo rally swap ittttttttt

    Sir SpazSir SpazVor 3 Monate
  • Is there Best car show pair award on DEhave?

    Randy DouglasRandy DouglasVor 3 Monate
  • hahahaha, The struggle of getting out of Thomas after the Tim hortons is real...! dying laughing.

    Gagandeep SinghGagandeep SinghVor 3 Monate
  • I was totally waiting for you guys to take it onto the 401 lol

    Mike PostMike PostVor 3 Monate
  • I'm going to personally hunt down every single degenerate who down voted this video & castrate them with a rusty Pontiac badge.

    LoopsrainforestLoopsrainforestVor 3 Monate
  • Wendy Williams Says Blac Chyna Texted Her Because She Needs A Place To Live + Chyna Responds

    tri letri leVor 3 Monate
  • You drove thru my neighborhood and I missed it :(

    GenerationGenerationVor 3 Monate
  • LMFAO!!!!!!!!! Urkels ride is funny and cool at the same time.

    David JonesDavid JonesVor 3 Monate
  • i have never laughed so hard at a car review in my life

    SchmedlySchmedlyVor 3 Monate
  • Most exciting(thrilling) car without breaking the speed limits.

    James LiuJames LiuVor 3 Monate
  • what if I told you guy`s there a electric version of the BMW of the Isetta? want proof? here is the video on it:

    Adrian E. HolmesAdrian E. HolmesVor 3 Monate
  • I like the p50. Look it up! 😂

    Logan OldenburgLogan OldenburgVor 3 Monate
  • Anyone else get the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "implication" reference lmao

    CrzGamesandTechCrzGamesandTechVor 3 Monate
  • Because of the implication. Are those dates in danger, James?

    80%AshamedOfYou80%AshamedOfYouVor 3 Monate
  • This is my favorite channel on yt atm, thank you for existing

    Asus JacksonAsus JacksonVor 3 Monate
  • Bagel? He Britta’d the pronunciation

    Hreeman JhaHreeman JhaVor 3 Monate
  • This is the BMW Ivetta. Doug score is 1/10

    Infinite JamesInfinite JamesVor 3 Monate
  • Awesome video. You guys are great. Best car reviews, history lessons, and jokes about it. As for the car, I would definitely own one and drive it back and forth to work. Would have to leave a lot earlier to get there on time. But would be well worth it.

    Greenday694 SCBMWGreenday694 SCBMWVor 3 Monate
  • Isn’t that what Steve Urkel drove? 😂

    Mike GMike GVor 3 Monate
  • The windshield wiper is faster if the engine is on, i guess 😉

    exeexeVor 3 Monate
  • Bear episode so far :-)

    A. I. MossA. I. MossVor 3 Monate
  • My favorite car reviewers by far. Great lads great sense of humor great knowledge. Keep it up

    k2evilk2evilVor 3 Monate
  • Doug demuro slamming his fist on the hood of his ford gt because he can’t fit in this to review it

    OrphanCrippler886OrphanCrippler886Vor 3 Monate
  • So... let me get this straight. You channel is named Throttle House - and you're driving an Isetta?

    Trevor LyonsTrevor LyonsVor 3 Monate
  • This might be my favourite video you guys have ever done.

    DwealdricDwealdricVor 3 Monate
  • Heyy where is the Lauch control 🤔😂😂

    Akhil RamphulAkhil RamphulVor 3 Monate
  • the little happy go lucky 1960s music that plays as they drove around! 😀😂

    KM ZoilusKM ZoilusVor 3 Monate
  • *DID YOU FUCKING TRY TO SAY "MAULTASCHE"?* was zu Hölle... Those poor words, it's Pronounced like: "M-Owl-Ta-Tch-Ä" It's made of the words: Maul & Tasche Maultasche! Not Moustache. And Swabia is not Bavaria, their the ones whit the other stupid dialect, the bavarians have Pretzels, Bavarian veal sausage and Beer, and I don't think Germany had any drive throughs at that point in time.

    Fynn HaggenmüllerFynn HaggenmüllerVor 3 Monate
  • This is one of the best reviews/videos on DEhave! I really felt like I was driving that car, great job guys! 😂😂

    Home Theater HobbyistHome Theater HobbyistVor 3 Monate
  • Because of the implication of being in a really tiny car

    TJ BallTJ BallVor 3 Monate