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Published on October 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre

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BMW Active Hybrid E-Bike — 250 W, 66 Pound-Feet Of Torque, 504 Wh Battery Pack

October 16th, 2017 by  


BMW has introduced a new electric bike that seems pretty interesting … for those who can afford it anyways, as the MSRP of €3,400 ($4,025) is pretty steep. That said, the 504 Wh battery and 250 W + 90 N·m (66 pound-feet) of torque of the new BMW Active Hybrid e-bike seem to make the model pretty enticing.

The model’s removable 504 Wh battery-pack reportedly provides for a range of up to 100 kilometers (~62 miles) per full-charge — depending of course upon the degree of electric pedal assistance that’s being provided.

Something thats probably of interest to many potential e-bike buyers — and probably particularly to those that shop BMW — is the presence of a micro USB socket and Bluetooth functionality for smartphones. Not the most important thing to look for in an e-bike, but probably a strong selling point for some…

Green Car Congress provides more: “The rider can adjust the degree of pedal assistance with ease via the new display; four different power modes (from ECO (+50%) to TURBO (+275%)) can be selected up to a maximum 25 km/h (16 mph).

“The motor and battery are fully integrated into the hydroformed aluminum frame, highlighting the bike’s sporty silhouette. … Saddle maker Selle Royale commissioned BMW Group subsidiary Designworks to develop the first saddle tailored specifically to the requirements of e-bikers. The innovative form of the ‘eZone’ (on sale since September) is based on a zonal concept fine-tuned to the particular attributes of e-bikes and the need profiles of their riders. A short nose, a rising seat surface at the rear and moving side wings create a stable seating position and improve balance when pushing off and braking. They also ensure safety in typical e-bike acceleration situations.”

As noted at that start of the article, those who want to get their hands on one of the new BMW Active Hybrid e-bikes will have to drop a fair chunk of change, €3,400 ($4,025) or so. The model is now available at select BMW dealers reportedly.






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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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