Nissan Be-1 finished in Pumpkin Yellow
|Production||1987-1988 (10,000 Units)|
|Assembly||Oppama Plant, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door notchback|
|Platform||Nissan B platform|
|Engine||1.0 L MA10S I4|
|Wheelbase||2,300 mm (90.6 in)|
|Length||3,635 mm (143.1 in)|
|Width||1,580 mm (62.2 in)|
|Height||1,420 mm (55.9 in)|
|Curb weight||670 kg (1,477.1 lb)|
Designed to be a fashionable city car, the Be-1 was originally marketed without Nissan branding, by reservation only and solely in Japan.
In 2011, noted design critic Phil Patton, writing for the New York Times, called the Pike cars "the height of postmodernism" and "unabashedly retro, promiscuously combining elements of the Citroën 2CV, Renault 4, Mini [and] Fiat 500."
Like the later Pao and Figaro, the Be-1 is based on the first generation Nissan Micra chassis. As such, it is powered by the 1.0 L (987 cc) carbureted MA10S I4 engine coupled to a choice of a 3-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. This engine produces 52 PS (38 kW; 51 hp) at 6000 rpm and 75 N⋅m (55 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3600 rpm.
The chassis included rack and pinion steering, independent suspension with struts in front, as well as 4-links and coil springs in back. Disc brakes were used in the front  A large, electronically operated canvas roof was offered as an option  The interior is very basic and notably features a large, centrally mounted speedometer.
10,000 Be-1s were built in total from 1987-1988, but since demand was so high for the Be-1, buyers were decided through a lottery organized by Nissan. The Be-1 was available in 4 colors: Pumpkin Yellow, Tomato Red, Hydrangea Blue and Onion White. 
Model codesThis article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (December 2018)
- BK10RHF (5MT)
- BK10RHFW (5MT w/canvas top)
- BK10RHA (3AT)
- BK10RHAW (3AT w/canvas top)
- Dimensions and weight
- Length: 3,635 mm (143.1 in)
- Width: 1,580 mm (62.2 in)
- Height: 1395 mm (w/canvas top 1420 mm)
- Wheelbase: 2,300 mm (90.6 in)
- Ground clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
- Front tread: 1,365 mm (53.7 in)
- Rear tread: 1,350 mm (53.1 in)
- Weight: MT 670 kg, (w/canvas top 680 kg), AT 700 (w/canvas top 710 kg)
- Gross weight: MT 945 kg (w/canvas top 955 kg), AT 975 kg (w/canvas top 985 kg)
- Capacity: 5 people
- Minimum turning radius: 4.4 m (14 ft)
- Fuel consumption (according to Japanese rule 10.15): (5MT) 20.5 km/L (48.2 mpg); (3AT) 16.5 km/L (38.8 mpg); (3AT w/canvas top) 15.0 km/L (35.3 mpg)
- Fuel consumption at a steady 60 km/h (37 mph): (5MT) 31.4 km/L (73.9 mpg); (3AT) 25.4 km/L (59.7 mpg)
- Water-cooled OHC inline-4-cylinder
- Bore x Stroke: 68.0 mm × 68.0 mm (2.68 in × 2.68 in)
- Compression ratio: 9.5
- Electronically controlled carburetor (ECC)
- Fuel tank capacity: unleaded regular, 40 L (10.6 US gal)
- Disc brakes front citation needed] [
- Tire size: 165/70R12 front and rear
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- Orlove, Raphael. "Even The Color Names For The Nissan Be-1 Are Adorable". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
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