The first BMW Roadster was one of the first models produced by the German company BMW. It was produced under licence from Austin, a British car manufacturer. This small two-seater was inspired by the English model of the Austin 7, and was powered by a 750 cc four-cylinder engine. To improve its performance, the engine compression was adjusted and a dual exhaust system was added, giving it additional power that enabled it to reach speeds of up to 90 km/h (56 mph).
Despite its small size and weight of just 410 kg, the BMW Roadster enjoyed considerable success in racing at the time. Its design and performance made it stand out on the track, allowing it to compete against larger, more powerful models. This contributed to BMW’s growing reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance vehicles.
Over time, BMW became one of the leading companies in the automotive world, and its first Roadster became one of the most important models in its history. Although more than 90 years have passed since its production, the Roadster is still remembered as one of the earliest examples of BMW’s commitment to quality and performance. Its legacy lives on in every vehicle the company produces today.