BMW Motorrad（BMW Motorcycles） recently announced its 2021 sales results at the recently concluded annual meeting of the BMW Group in 2022. 194,261 units were delivered to customers worldwide in 2021, up 14.8% year-on-year and a record high. In 2021, BMW motorcycle sales in China steadily climbed, with over 14,000 units delivered, winning the crown of the luxury motorcycle market segment above 800cc.
At present, China has become the fifth largest market for BMW motorcycles worldwide. Since entering the Chinese market in 2013, BMW Motorrad has introduced six product series and more than 30 models and will bring five new models in 2022 to provide Chinese riding enthusiasts with even richer riding solutions. The new BMW CE 04, which was unveiled at the BMW Group’s annual earnings meeting, is the second mass-produced premium pure electric scooter from BMW Motorrad.
The BMW CE 04 is equipped with a permanent magnet electric motor with a maximum power of 31 kW in the high power version, accelerating the vehicle from 0 to 50 km/h in 2.6 seconds; the power battery with a capacity of 8.9 kWh provides a range of approximately 130 km. In addition, the new BMW CE 04 is equipped with a huge size 10.25-inch TFT LCD instrument panel with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, excellent readability and clear menu navigation.
Recently, BMW’s second mass-produced pure electric motorcycle, the BMW CE 04, was premiered in China and opened for pre-sale, and according to the news this model will be available within the year. The main reason for the CE 04 name is that the power performance of this electric motorcycle is comparable to that of a fuel motorcycle with a displacement of 400cc.
The BMW CE04, which differs greatly from traditional scooters in appearance, uses a large number of flat and straight designs on the body, while the front is very wide and avant-garde in shape. The BMW CE04 is equipped with BMW’s water-cooled motor, powered by lithium batteries. With a maximum horsepower of 42HP and a maximum torque of 61N-m, this power, combined with the 231kg weight of the car, puts the 0-50km acceleration directly into the 2 seconds club.
The car has a top speed of 120km/h. The battery has a capacity of 60.6Ah and supports fast charging, from 0 to full charge, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes; from 20% to 80% charging only takes 45 minutes. The CE04 is equipped with a 10.25-inch case TFT instrument. It supports cell phone connectivity and map navigation. And has a custom theme display function. There is a cell phone charging compartment under the handlebar, which can provide 12W charging power and support the cell phone’s fast charging function.
The front shock uses a 35mm conventional telescopic fork, and the rear shock uses a single side shock with preload adjustment. The brakes are equipped with dual 265mm discs + four-piston calipers at the front and single discs + single-piston calipers at the rear. In terms of electronic configuration, the BMW CE-04 is equipped with ABS anti-lock braking system, ASC stability control system, DTC dynamic tracking system. And three power modes are set for selection. It is worth mentioning that the CE-04 is also equipped with reverse gear, which is still a very practical function.
BMW CE-04 equipped with water-cooled motor and rich electronic control system configuration are the advantages of this car, but the disadvantages are also obvious, the shorter range and is expected to break through the 110,000 yuan price, almost no cost performance can be said. If you have more than 10 W budget to buy a car, I think the fuel car is more attractive.
Officials have revealed that from 2030 onwards, the BMW motorcycle urban mobility range will all be electrified. Every 18-24 months in the future, BMW Motorrad will launch an electric motorcycle for the world, offering a highly emotional and innovative electric travel experience for riders worldwide.