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C Evolution

Tomorrow is not a compromise.

Now you can already experience tomorrow’s urban mobility with the BMW C evolution – without compromise. On the contrary: this electrically powered maxi-scooter combines sustainability, dynamic and agility with a design that catches everyone’s eye. Not only fumes and noise are left behind, but also every other vehicle in urban traffic. The powerful, completely electrical engine guarantees fast arrival and real riding pleasure. And – thanks to a range of up to 160 km – it’s a pleasure for the whole day. In addition, there are four riding modes, as well as intelligent energy recuperation during braking and accelerating. Riding performance of the highest order, environmental friendliness, innovative technology – the C evolution stands for riding pleasure without any compromise.

Charged up propulsion.

Contrary to conventional internal combustion engines, the C evolution’s electrical engine features a spontaneous and very prompt transmission. The torque build-up offers no delays, but instead full power from the first meter.
A peak output of 35 kW (48 bhp) and 72 Nm of torque at the “crankshaft“ in theory make for nearly 600 Nm of torque at the rear wheel in practice. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 129 km/h to ensure optimized power consumption and range. With an acceleration from 0 – 50 km/h in only 2.8 seconds, you’ll start from traffic lights like no other.

More range, more riding pleasure.

The C evolution uses battery modules of the newest generation. They are equivalent to those used in the BMW i3 and enable a 60 % increase in range, pushing it up to 160 kilometres. The battery can be charged with its integrated charger either at a charge column or at a common household socket. Short charging times are especially useful in everyday life. So is the new silent charge mode that makes for a slightly longer loading but also a much quieter one.

A design that embodies the future.

The shape of the C evolution speaks futuristic and is at first sight typical of BMW Motorrad. LED daytime running light, LED lights and the big TFT display emphasise the technological lead. Concurrently, the striking split-face definitely relegates to the membership of the BMW Motorrad family. A statement is set by the new, attractive colour Ionic silver metallic in combination with the accent colour Electric green.
In addition, the new graphic on the side covering makes the electric maxi-scooter look more modern. High-quality processing and excellent details like the coloured bench seams or the tinted windshield complete the design.

BMW C evolution
BMW C evolution
Type Drive train swing arm with liquid-cooled alternator; permanently excited synchronous machine with surface magnets, internal rotor
Rated output 19 kW (26 PS)
Max. output 35 kW (48 hp) at 4,650 rpm
Max. torque 72 Nm from 0 to 4,650 rpm
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed 129 km/h (electronically governed)
Acceleration 0-50 km/h approx. 2.8 s
Acceleration 0-100 km/h approx. 6.8 s
Range 160 km
Recuperation automatic recuperation when coasting and braking
Electrical system  
Battery Air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery
Battery voltage 133 V (nominal)
Charging power 3 kW, integrated charger with booster fan
Charging On-board charging socket type 1; charging cable with country-specific plug
Charging time at 220 V / 12 A (standard) approx. 4:30 h for 100%; 80% in approx. 3:50 h
Charging time at 220 V / 16 A (Mode3 cable) approx. 4:10 h for 100%; 80% in approx. 3:30 h
Secondary battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator DC/DC transformer, integrated into battery charger, 475 W (rated power)
Power transmission  
Drive Drive train swing arm with toothed belt and ring gear transmission to the rear axle
Chassis / brakes  
Frame Hybrid chassis with die-cast aluminium load-bearing battery casing, bolt-on tubular-steel stearing head carrier and rear frame
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down fork Ø 40 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension single-sided swing arm with direct-link spring strut, spring pre-load manually adjustable over 7 settings
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 115 mm
Wheelbase 1,610 mm
Castor 95 mm
Steering head angle 65.9°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 15"
Rim, rear 4.50 x 15"
Tyres, front 120/70 R 15
Tyres, rear 160/60 R 15
Brake, front Double disc brake, diameter 270 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 270 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights  
Length 2,190 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 947 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,255 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 765 mm (OE comfort seat 785 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,745 mm (OE comfort seat 1,770 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 275 kg
Permitted total weight 445 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 170 kg
  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank