Nissan Be-1




No. 94978
95033 (Red Version)
95477 (Blue Version)
Series N/A
Chassis(s) Type-3 Chassis
Release Date October 12, 2013
July 19, 2014 (Red Version)
January 2019 (Blue Version, oversea)
March 2, 2019 (Blue Version, Japan)
The Nissan Be-1 (Japanese: ニッサン Be-1, Nissan Be-wan, Be-1 pronounced as 'Be One') is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on October 12, 2013. It does not belongs to any of the Mini 4WD line-ups.

It is based on the car of the same name that was manufactured by Nissan.

General info

The Be-1 featuring the retro-styled, K-car body design. There are the circle-shaped headlights and rectangle-shaped signal lights on the front and rows of brake lights and signal lights on the rear. There's also the gray bumper guard on the front.

Like the bodyshells from the Original Mini 4WD, Wild Mini 4WD and Truckin' Mini 4WD lineups, the Be-1's bodyshell was made in 2 different pieces with different mold colors. As of January 2019, the Be-1 Mini 4WD car was made available in three different color variants: Pumpkin Yellow (Standard), Tomato Red (Red version) and Hydrangea Blue (Blue version).

The Be-1 comes with the specially designed wheels and tires that match the real car's wheels and tires. However, those special tires and wheels are not legal for official competition. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black.

About the real-life car the Mini 4WD is based on

Unveiled on Tokyo Motorshow in 1985 and manufactured from 1987 to 1988 for a total of 10,000 units, the Nissan Be-1 is a retro-style K car that is a spin-off of the manufacturer's own first-generation Micra. (Also known as March in Latin America and Asia countries.) It won many awards, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Good Design Award in Japan.

Built on the Nissan B platform, it is powered by a 1.0 Liter MA10S Inline-4 engine, which produces about 52 hp (32 kW) of power at 6000 rpm and 74.53 Nm (54.97 ft·lbf) of torque at 3600 rpm. The engine is mated to either the 5-speed manual gearbox or the 3-speed automatic gearbox, which transfers the power to the front wheels.

The chassis has the rack and pinion steering system for steering. There's the struts suspensions in the front and the multi-link suspensions with coil springs in the rear. Braking was done with the front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

Technical info

Length: 130 mm

Width: 86 mm

Height: 52 mm

Chassis: Type-3 Chassis

Gear Set(s): 11.2:1





  • The wheels and tires that came with the Nissan Be-1 does not meet the requirements of the Mini 4WD race regulation, As such racers must replace the wheels and tires with the ones from the other Mini 4WD cars or GUP.
  • It is the first new Mini 4WD car with Type-3 Chassis in 23 years since the Saint Dragon Jr. Rikki Version.
  • Unlike other Mini 4WD cars, the Be-1 did not belongs to any of the Mini 4WD line-ups.

See also

Nissan cars

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
VZ Neo-VQS · Dual Ridge Jr. · Toyota GR Yaris · Honda e
Starter Pack Neo-VQS Advanced Pack
* denotes Premium version available
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.