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The new BMW C evolution on Everyman Driver

BMW C evolution on Everyman DriverThe arrival of the new C evolution marks the start of a new chapter in the urban mobility segment for BMW Motorrad. The two conventionally powered maxi scooter models – the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT – already succeed in combining the superb ride qualities of a motorcycle with the specific agility of a scooter and the design’s inherent comfort. The new electrically powered C evolution now goes even further by fusing riding fun and dynamism with the benefits of zero-emission performance to create a whole new experience on two wheels.

In keeping with the BMW Group’s sustainability strategy, BMW Motorrad is taking a fully committed approach to electric mobility. As with BMW i, development of the C evolution revolved around creating a visionary vehicle concept offering maximum everyday practicality and an inspirational design.

The C evolution is powered by a drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing. The rated power output is 11 kW (15 hp), with a peak output of 35 kW (47 hp). This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.

The new BMW C evolution on Everyman DriverThe generous 8 kWh capacity of the air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery allows the two-wheeler to cover a range of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) before it needs to be charged from any domestic mains supply. When plugged in to a standard 220V domestic socket with a 12A charge current, recharging fully from empty takes around 4 hours (with 220V / 16A = 3 h).

The highlights at a glance:

•      Innovative electric drive system via drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor, toothed belt and ring gearing.
•      Rated power output 11 kW (homologated according to ECE R85) and 35 kW peak output.
•      Maximum torque 72 Nm (53 lb-ft).
•      Top speed 120 km/h (75 mph).
•      Acceleration 0 – 50 km/h (31 mph) in 2.7 s.
•      Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 s.
•      High range of 100 kilometres (62 miles) in practical operation.
•      4 ride modes available to choose from: Road, Eco Pro, Sail and Dynamic.
•      Reversing aid for supremely easy manoeuvring.
•      Torque Control Assist (TCA).
•      High-voltage battery with high capacity of 8 kWh and innovative air cooling.
•      Intelligent recuperation when coasting and when braking.
•      Recharged from the domestic mains supply.
•      Takes just 4 h to charge to 100 % capacity at 220V / 12A (220V / 16A = 3 h).
•      Synergies with BMW Automobile harnessed during development.
•      Electrical safety to passenger car standards.
•      Hybrid chassis with agile handling due to low centre of gravity.
•      Powerful braking system with ABS.
•      Large TFT colour display.
•      LED daytime running light and sidelight.
•      Inspirational colour scheme and design.

VIDEO BELOW: BMW C Evolution in action

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