Episode cover of #019 The story of the Isetta | BMW Podcast

#019 The story of the Isetta | BMW Podcast

The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

  • 15/07/2020
  • 15 min

About this Episode

The BMW Isetta is an icon of automotive and BMW history — even if it’s not your typical BMW. Join us in this episode to discover the history of the Isetta: Where its name comes from. How the iconic bubble car is related to a refrigerator. What this small vintage car has to do with escaping East Germany and so much more. Our podcast hosts Sara and Jonathan did some research and dove into the depths of the BMW Group Classic archive. Listen to this episode of “Changing Lanes” to find the answers and hear what they found out, in our fascinating history of this classic BMW. If you want to read more about Isetta history, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/history-BMW-isetta.html And if you’re looking for advice on how to buy a BMW Isetta click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-isetta-for-sale-tips.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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FREEING GAIA #04 | THE NEUE NEW | BMW Podcast
Narrowly evading the threats that pursued them on the road, the new superheroes seek refuge in Key's office, where they have access to mega-computers. Now that the gem is in their possession, a bridge must be built between the real and digital worlds. It all seems simple enough, but what if the superheroes begin to doubt each other? What if they question their quest, leading to a cyber mess at the climax of the final battle? Will they be able to bring the gem to Gaia?    Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcast/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html   (00:00) Introduction  (00:35) Cyber Mess threats Gaia (04:20) Reema shares her doubts with Caleb (05:56) Key gets a moment to share her feelings with Dee (07:53) Gaia sends a direct message! Danger is near (08:46) Key creats a bridg between the real and the virtual world (09:11) Cyber mess is here! (11:11) Reema pushes her electric power to its limits (11:52) Reema, Caleb and Key brings the Gem to Gaia (13:48) The BMW Vision Neue Klasse is born! (14:43) It's party time. (15:00) The BMW i Vision Dee meets the BMW i Vision Circular and BMW super iX for the first time!
17:00 22/12/2023
FREEING GAIA #03 | The NEW Challenge | BMW Podcast
Back in real life, Key, Reema, and Caleb attempt to find the hidden gem. But they must first relive their darkest memories, recall their greatest dreams, and rediscover their fondest joys. Every step brings them closer to their goal, but also to a concealed threat that awaits them. They risk not only their lives, but the future of Gaia, as well. When it comes to protecting her best companion BMW Super iX, Reema utilizes all her powers. Reema and the BMW Super iX seize control of their own destiny, harnessing the power of electrified driving.   Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcasts/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html   (00:00) Introduction  (02:13) Key shares how she discovered her powers (04:09) Reema finds her inspiration (04:49) Three forces connect (05:37) Harmonia!  (06:22) A road trip with the BMW iX (11:22) Caleb leads Reema and Key into the darkest part of the forest (11:38) The Cosmic Gem  (14:55) The three superheroes are attacked by an unknown threat (15:18) Key gets shot (20:07) Boosted by Reema's power, Super iX drives them to safety
23:18 16/12/2023
FREEING GAIA #02 | The NEW Mission | BMW Podcast
Not knowing what the real mission is, Key and Reema head out to convince Caleb. All Caleb needs are the reassuring words of his loyal pal Ivee (BMW i Vision Circular): "Trust in your power". Who sent them the message, what awaits them, and which challenges they will face is unknown. The only certain thing: They must join forces to find its source. Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcasts/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html (00:00) Introduction  (01:29) Reema and Key find Caleb (02:36) Caleb is the enchanter's nightshade (05:06) Caleb and the BMW i Vision Circular (08:31) Reema shows off her electrical powers (12:55) Three superheroes on the virtual world (13:21) Gaia meets the three heroes (16:17) The Mission
18:35 10/12/2023
FREEING GAIA #01 | The NEW Message | BMW Podcast
On a day like any other, Key, the 32-year-old digital genius, is traveling through the digital world, solving problems in seconds using her superpower: she is a digital soul who dominates the digital world. That is, until her computer is hacked by a mysterious force which sends a message she can't decode on her own. Shocked by the intrusion into her personal laptop, she has only one goal: to unlock and find the source of the message. While conversing with her best friend, BMW i Vision Dee, she gathers clues and sets out to unravel a mystery—beginning a journey that will change her life.   Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcasts/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html   (00:00) Introduction  (00:15) GAIA is talking to you (04:06) Key surprises her boss with her superpower (04:54) "Hello, can you hear me?" (06:19) Key asks her best friend BMW i Vision Dee for help (08:56) Time for a virtual party (10:30) Key meets Reema (11:25) BMW Super iX meets the others (19:36) Key finds the third force
22:46 01/12/2023
Welcome to FREEING GAIA | BMW Podcast
From the darkest hole in the deepest woods to the most hidden corner of the virtual world, dive into an adventurous world not far from our own, where cars are not just cars and superheroes confront an unknown threat. Gaia – a very advanced AI force created from the universal knowledge of humans throughout history – is being held captive by an unknown threat. In a hushed voice, she sends a mysterious message to three individuals with unique companions and extraordinary gifts.   Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcasts/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html
01:26 24/11/2023
ELECTRIC MYTHS #10 | E-cars are too complicated | BMW Podcast
New episode ... no, wait, what? This is the end? It’s true, we are at the end of our journey. After 10 episodes of ELECTRIC MYTHS, we have finally reached the end of the road. Of course, the many discussions, opinions, and new myths surrounding e-vehicles and electric driving will continue, but Tomi and Charlie have covered the current hot topics. Today’s episode takes one more look at the big picture: E-cars are too complicated. What is there to this myth? If you have listened carefully over the last 9 episodes, you can now test out your expert knowledge. Are you ready for one last round of myth-busting? Tune in and have fun!   (00:00) Introduction (03:30) Electric car public charging stations (04:45) Ranges of electric cars (05:35) How to charge electric car (06:15) battery life of electric car   Find out more about our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and more details: https://www.bmw.com/en/electric-future/electric-car-myths-podcast.html
09:32 18/08/2023
ELECTRIC MYTHS #09 | E-cars are just a stop-gap solution | BMW Podcast
Another Friday, another episode, another myth, but thankfully the hosts remain the same. In today’s episode, Charlie and Tomi talk about a myth that has kept a stubborn grip in our society for many years: E-cars are just a stop-gap solution. Are they really? Electromobility is undoubtedly an important step for the future development of the automotive industry, but is it THE alternative? What do Tomi and Charlie think? You’ll have to listen for yourself to find out the answer. A new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS.   (00:00) Introduction (02:45) The future of electric cars (04:30) Fuel cell technology cars (03:50) Will all cars be electric in the future?   Find out more about our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and more details: https://www.bmw.com/en/electric-future/electric-car-myths-podcast.html
07:43 11/08/2023
ELECTRIC MYTHS #08 | E-cars overload the power grid | BMW Podcast
It’s Friday again and you know what Friday means: Charlie and Tomi are going after more myths! In this episode, our hosts explore the myth that e-cars overload the power grid. What’s it all about? What would actually happen if everyone switched to electric cars overnight and we all had to charge them? Would it risk the collapse of our power networks? Charlie and Tomi answer all these questions in this brand-new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS. Spoiler: There’s nothing we need to worry about.   (00:00) Introduction (02:00) Can the grid handle electric cars? (03:15) Smart grid technology (04:00) Vehicle-to-Grid (05:50) Electric cars affect on power grid Find out more about our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and more details: https://www.bmw.com/en/electric-future/electric-car-myths-podcast.html
07:22 04/08/2023
ELECTRIC MYTHS #07 | E-cars are too expensive | BMW Podcast
How high are the costs for an EV? Is it affordable? Choosing the right vehicle to buy is a long-term decision and many factors have to be taken into account. This episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS dives into this topic by exploring the following myth: Electric cars are too expensive. Join Charlie and Tomi as they take a closer look at this claim, its origins, and the question of whether or not it is true.    (00:00) Introduction (01:32) Are electric vehicles expensive to run? (03:30) Cost comparison to combustion engine cars (06:36) Saving money on the long run (07:46) Summary of the cost advantages of EVs   Find out more about our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and more details: https://www.bmw.com/en/electric-future/electric-car-myths-podcast.html
09:15 28/07/2023
ELECTRIC MYTHS #06 | E-cars are no fun to drive | BMW Podcast
The new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS is all about fun, fun, fun. What does fun mean when it comes to driving? Does it mean going fast, or is there more to it than that? As a racer who can usually be found on the race track in an electric car, Charlie has lots of insight to offer and will share her personal experiences driving an electric car in a fun conversation with Tomi. Have fun!   (00:00) Introduction (01:30) The definition of fun (03:30) Electric cars acceleration (05:00) What is it like to drive an electric car? (07:30) The sound of BMW   Find out more about our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo   Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and more details: https://www.bmw.com/en/electric-future/electric-car-myths-podcast.html
11:40 21/07/2023