BMW CE 04 Unveiled
BMW has launched the CE 04 electric scooter, which features a futuristic look, a powerful motor, and cutting-edge technology.
It’s uncommon for a concept vehicle to make it to production without significant design and equipment revisions. The BMW CE 04, on the other hand, appears to be a carbon copy of the model shown last year.
There is no other scooter that looks as inventive as this EV, whether it has an internal combustion engine or an electric motor. The ‘floating’ seat is the focus, but there are other appealing features such as the muscular bodywork with air guides, sturdy wheels, and side blades.
The EV comes in Magellan Grey metallic (as standard, it’s painted white) with a black and orange seat, an orange wind deflector, and redesigned graphics in Avantgarde Style (ex-works option).
The electric scooter’s lighting components are all LEDs, and its instrumentation is a 10.25-inch TFT colour screen with built-in navigation and networking.
The BMW CE 04 is driven by a 31 kW (42 HP) electric motor and has an 8.9 kWh battery. A reduced output variant with a power output of 23 kW (31 HP) will also be available.
The scooter’s claimed range is 130 kilometres (100 kilometres in the decreased power version), and it can sprint from 0 to 50 kilometres per hour in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 120 km/h.
Furthermore, the scooter comes with four riding modes: Eco, Rain, Road, and Dynamic (option), as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) (DTC).
The usual 2.3 kW charging cable takes 4 hours and 20 minutes to fully charge the Lithium-ion battery from flat, according to BMW. The charging time is decreased to 1 hour and 40 minutes when a 6.9 kW rapid charger (available as an optional extra) is used.
The EV’s main frame is made of tubular steel, and the scooter includes a unique single-sided swingarm. It has a 35 mm telescopic fork upfront and a monoshock in the back for suspension.
Twin front discs and a single rear disc with ABS aid stop the CE 04, which rides on 15-inch rims with 120/70-section front tyres and 160/60-section rear rubber (ABS Pro available as an optional extra).