August 1, 2021

CE 04: BMW’s new electric scooter with a futuristic look

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After the C evolution, BMW presents a new electric scooter, the CE 04. It announces up to 130 km of autonomy, while its futuristic style will not leave you indifferent.

BMW CE 04

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BMW had not lied in presenting its Concept Definition CE 04 as very close to the series. Thus, the German brand presents today the resulting model, which retains the name CE 04 and the main lines of the concept.

BMW CE 04

After the C evolution, which is no longer in the catalog, here is the CE 04, the new electric scooter from BMW. The C evolution was certainly not necessarily very discreet with its favorite color combination, white and green, but its design remained relatively classic for a maxi-scooter. This is not the case for this new CE 04 of unprecedented proportions.

A unique style

Thus, this new two-wheeler has a long style, like its flat “floating” saddle. However, a different saddle with a backrest is available. The storage space under the saddle is accessible from the side of the scooter. The lighting is led, at the front and at the rear.

BMW CE 04

The electric motor develops up to 31 kW (42 hp) of maximum power, for a nominal power of 15 kW (20 hp). You will therefore need to have an A2 license to drive this CE 04, or opt for the L3e-A1 flanged version, at 23 kW (31 hp) of maximum power and 11 kW (15 hp) of nominal power, accessible with an A1 license.

The transmission is entrusted to a toothed belt. The technical sheet of the BMW CE 04 shows a top speed of 120 km / h and a 0 to 50 km / h in 2.6 s (2.7 s in A1 version). That’s slightly better than the C evolution which took 2.8 seconds for this exercise, despite its higher maximum power reaching 35 kW (47.5 hp). However, the CE 04 gives the C evolution more than two seconds when exercising from 0 to 100 km / h, with a time of 9.1 s in version A2 and 9.9 s in version A1. With 231 kg, the CE 04 is 44 kg lighter than the C evolution.

Four driving modes are offered: ECO, Rain, Road and Dynamic. They act on the response to the accelerator, but also on energy recovery.

BMW CE 04

The 8.9 kWh battery of the BMW CE 04 allows it to travel approximately 130 km with one charge (100 km in version A1). On the charging side, the electric two-wheeler requires around 4 h 20 min to go from 0 to 100% with the standard 2.3 kW charger (3 h 20 min in A1 version). It is possible to opt for the optional 6.9 kW charger to speed up this process, with a charging time that drops to 1 h 40 min (1 h 10 min in version A1). You will then have to install a wallbox to take advantage of the maximum charging power.

Finally, BMW has integrated a 10.25 ”screen with navigation into its CE 04. USB-C connectivity is available and a companion application is available for Android and iOS.

BMW CE 04 display

The BMW CE 04 is offered in France from € 12,150, with the first deliveries expected in early 2022. The A1 and A2 versions are sold at the same price.