With guys like VW, Skoda, Mercedes-Benz thinking of launching their existing small cars or tailor make small cars for India, the chances of BMW bringing, or maybe manufacturing its city car in India is high.
The German manufacturer has confirmed that it is working on a city car, something similar to the Smart ForTwo by Daimler Chrysler. More likely to be a two-seater, this car will sport a unique design, which would maximise interior space and will come in 2 trims- A purely electric car and a clean combustion engine which would meet all the stringent norms awaiting the industry in the next decade.
Whenever international companies have looked to make small cars, invariably they pick a car that was produced in the last century and make a refurbished version of it. The Fiat 500, VW Beetle and the Mini are fine examples of such retro cars, which have all been popular by far. It will be interesting to see if BMW will take this route, and as some rumors go, the Isetta, which was BMW's 2-seater car in the 60's could well be on its way for another innings.