BMW CE 04 electric scooter launched in India
After the success of the BMW C 400 GT maxi-style ICE scooter, the BMW CE 04 premium electric scooter has been launched in India. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycling arm of the Bavarian automotive giant, is trying to replicate the success of its ICE-powered ultra-high maxi scooter with the introduction of a comparably large and ultra-premium electric scooter in India.
The BMW CE 04 is a fusion of cutting-edge futuristic design and a sustainable electric powertrain. The BMW Motorrad offers sci-fi-inspired styling cues with floating panels, minimalist graphics, exposed rear wheel, contrasting orange highlights, etc. The high-end e-scooter is powered by a power. The 20hp liquid-cooled PMSM is mated to an 8.9kWh battery pack. It is said that you can travel for a distance of 130 kilometers on a single charge. The vehicle goes from 0 to 50kmph in 2.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 120kmph.
The BMW CE 04 charges from dead to 100 percent in 4 hours 20 minutes using a 2.3kW charger. The CE 04 can also be charged via a 6.9kW fast charger, which allows charging in 1 hour and 40 minutes. The vehicle gets dual 265mm discs at the front, single disc at the rear and ABS. Safety includes traction control. The seating height is 780mm, and the scooter weighs 231kg. BMW Motorrad, true to its identity, is also likely to bring some custom accessories for the CE 04 and its buyers.
As far as features are concerned, the BMW CE 04 is well-equipped by scooter standards and gets nifty utilities like a ventilated mobile charging compartment with a Type C port. The bench-like seat also reveals a helmet storage compartment. The e-scooter also gets a car-like 10.25-inch HD TFT infotainment screen and offers functions like mobile phone connectivity, split-screen view, in-built navigation and more. BMW also offers 3 riding modes Eco, Road and Rain.
The BMW CE 04 is based on a tubular chassis and uses a 35mm telescopic fork at the front and monoshock preload adjustable at the rear. It also uses a unique single-sided exposed swing arm. The BMW CE 04 rides on a pair of 15-inch wheels with 120-section rubber and thicker 160-section rubber at the rear.
Although the company is yet to announce its plans for the BMW CE 04 electric scooter in India, the brand’s success in its other niche Rs. 10+ lakh ICE scooter. We have reported earlier BMW Group India President Vikram Pawa and other top officials The company believes that such an ultra-premium electric maxi scooter will work for the Indian market. A BMW CE 04 is likely to come through the CBU route. The e-scooter is priced at a mouth-watering Rs. 20 lakh sticker, it is eerily close to BMW’s own R 1250 GS adventure tourer bike in India.