2015 BMW C evolution

Dynamic and athletic, clean and quiet: the BMW C evolution is the intelligent BMW Motorrad answer to increasingly heavy traffic, rising energy costs and positive environmental awareness. 100 % electrically powered for 100 % riding pleasure.

Consistent vision: from the concept through to series production.

Visions begin in the mind, hands bring them to life. The concept vehicle “Concept e” bore all the distinctive marks of today’s serial production C evolution in terms of technology and design. This electrically powered maxi scooter sets the benchmark for dynamic e-mobility on two wheels.

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Reliably electric: the C evolution drive system.

A peak output of 35 kW (48 bhp) and 72 Nm of torque at the “crankshaft” in theory makes for 600 Nm of torque at the rear wheel in practice, enabling acceleration from 0 – 50 km/h in 2.7 seconds. What is more there is a range of 100 kilometres in urban setting, four riding modes and energy recuperation during braking. The electric drive in the C evolution ensures a whole new sensation.

Fully charged: battery technology powered by BMW i.

BMW i was the technological inspiration behind the C evolution battery. The modules are identical to those used in the BMW i3 and are produced at the same plant in Dingolfing. The battery is charged using the integrated charging device – either at a regular household power socket or at a charging station. When the battery is completely flat, the charging time will ideally be approximately three hours (220 V, 16 A). A charge level of 80 % is reached after just 2:15 h.

Typically BMW: design that embodies the future.

The styling of the C evolution is inspiring and futuristic yet still instantly recognisable as being typical of BMW Motorrad. LED turn indicators, LED lights, TFT display and the paint finishes demonstrate innovative power. Meanwhile the typical split face at the front clearly reflects the maxi scooter’s BMW Motorrad genes.

Engine

Type Drive train swing arm with liquid-cooled alternator; permanently excited synchronous machine with surface magnets, internal rotor, max. speed 9.200 rpm
Rated output 11 kW (15 hp) (homologation according to ECE R85, riding licence class A1)
Max. output 35 kW (48 hp) at 4,650 rpm
Max. torque 72 Nm from 0 to 4,500 rpm

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed 120 km/h (electronically governed)
Acceleration 0-50 km/h approx. 2.7 s
Acceleration 0-100 km/h approx. 6.2 s
Range approx. 100 km in everyday riding (Road mode)
Recuperation automatic recuperation when coasting and braking, simulated drag torque (“engine brake”), range extensionup to 10-20% possible

Electrical system

Battery Air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery with booster fan
Battery capacity (gross) 8 kWh (3 modules, twelve 60 Ah cells per module)
Battery voltage 133 V (nominal)
Charging power 3 kW, integrated charger
Charging On-board charging socket type 1; charging cable with country-specific plug
Charging time at 220 V / 12 A (standard) approx. 4 h to 100%; 80% in 2:45 h
Charging time at 220 V / 16 A (Mode3 cable) approx. 3 h to 100%; 80% in 2:15 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 1,594 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) 1,301 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 780 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,795 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 265 kg
Permitted total weight 445 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 180 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

Post source : bmw-motorrad.com

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