“It’s morning.” The city is waking up. I still take a deep breath of cool air as I walk to my garage. I am wearing a casually cut parka which is both attractive and valuable. Patrons are unshakable, yet they give me a sense of security. I’m looking to the start of the day. My 2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter is currently parked in the garage. Its futuristic design style has piqued my interest. The low battery space gives the scooter a new geometry, a fundamental break from previous standards. I’m glad to see it again. It’s a beautiful feeling every day.
First, the birds are singing, and the urban jungle is coming to life. The sounds of the city fill the air. Everything is set in action. People move – both together and in unity. The paths meet.
What will the new day bring? Tapas with friends at the riverside hotel? What about the show at the Museum of Modern Art? First, there are appointments in the office. Workshops, meetings, and client visits feel like this. I connect my smartphone to the scooter and turn my wrist to activate the park. Its LED is bright. I’m silent, yet I want to pay attention. Everything is straightforward and smooth.
2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter – Features and Specs
New BMW CE 04 – Silent Revolution
A New Chapter in Urban Two-Wheel Electric Movement. BMW Motorrad continues its electro-mobility strategy for metropolitan conversions with the new BMW CE 04 model. The BMW CE 04, the last series production vehicle of the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, which debuted in 2017, and the adjacent series BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04, launched in 2020, are two-wheeled urban transport. I am starting a new era.
Enough power and range
The new BMW CE 04 boasts a strong motor with a maximum output of 31 kW (42 hp) and provides excellent ride enjoyment. The traditional “traffic light start” at a speed of 0 to 50 kilometers per hour takes only 2.6 seconds. Even in the lower production L3e-A1 car class, 23 kW (31 hp) of driving power is available.
With liquid Cooling Electric Motor
The new 2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter has a permanent magnet electric motor fixed in the frame between its new battery and the rear wheel, as seen in BMW vehicles like the 225xe Active Tourer. BMW Motorrad tested rigorously to establish a different type of recovery for each riding mode, giving the user a higher level of ease.
The charging period is short, and the charging technology is based on the system used in the automobile. The built-in charging device charges a lithium-ion battery on a conventional home socket, wall box, or public charging station. When the battery is completely depleted, the charging time should not exceed 4 hours and 20 minutes. When the battery is completely flat, charging time is reduced to 1 hour 40 minutes with a fast charger, which is available as an optional extra and produces up to 6.9 kW (2.3) KW is the average level).
Slip control using ASC has enhanced ride stability (automatic stability control). DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) is available as an aftermarket option.
This traction control technology, similar to the automatic stability control used with combustion engines in BMW motorcycles, is featured in the new BMW CE 04 model. ASC limits engine torque in response to the rear wheel slide. As an optional addition, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) further improves ride safety. DTC allows for much safer acceleration, especially in banking positions.
2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter – Price
The new 2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter is available for $11,795 only.
2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter – Technical Specifications
|Drive Type||Liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous|
|Rated power hp||20 @ 4,900 rpm|
|Maximum power h||42 @ 4,900 rpm|
|Torque lb-ft.||46 @ 1,500 rpm|
|Maximum motor speed rpm||12,000|
|High-Voltage battery type||Air-cooled lithium-ion|
|Battery capacity Ah (kWh)||60.6 (8.9)|
|Battery voltage volts||147.6|
|Charging capacity kW||2.3 / 6.9|
|Charging time 0-100%||4:20 hours @ 10A / 2.3 kW
1:40 hours @ 30A / 6.9 kW
|Charging time 0 – 80%||3:30 hours @ 10 Ah / 6.9 kW
1:05 hours @ 30A / 6.9 kW
|Charging time 20 – 80%||00:45 hours @ 30A / 6.9 kW|
|Generator||DC/DC integrated converter|
|Headlight||LED high/low beam, LED daytime riding, and parking|
|Rear light||LED brake light and rear light|
|Drive Type||Toothed belt|
|Total gear ratio||10.5|
|Frame type||Tubular steel frame|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork, 35 mm|
|Rear Suspension||Single-sided swingarm with shock absorber and adjustable spring base|
|Spring travel, front/rear inches (mm)||4.3 / 3.6 (110 / 92)|
|Wheel castor inches (mm)||4.7 (120)|
|Wheelbase inches (mm)||66 (1,675)|
|Steering angle deg.||26.5|
|Brakes, front inches (mm)||Hydraulic twin-disk brake 10.4 (265)
|Brake, rear inches (mm)||Hydraulic single-disk brake 10.4 (265)
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Wheel, front inches||3.50 x 15 die-cast aluminum|
|Wheel, rear inches||4.50 x 15 die-cast aluminum|
|Tires, front/rear||120/70R15 / 160/60R15|
Dimension and Weight
|Length inches (mm)||90 (2,285)|
|Width with mirrors inches (mm)||33.7 (855)|
|Height inches (mm)||45.3 (1,150)|
|Seat height inches (mm)||30.7 (780)|
|Unladed weight lbs. (kg)||509 (231)|
|Permitted total weight lbs. (kg)||904 (410)|
|Top speed mph (kph)||75 (120)|
|Acceleration, 0 – 30 mph (50 kph)||seconds 2.6|
|Acceleration, 0 – 62 mph (100 kph)||seconds 9.1|