The new BMW Active Hybrid e-bike sees BMW Lifestyle writing the next chapter in the success story of the BMW Bikes Collection and demonstrates once again how innovative technology and sophisticated design can come together into an aesthetically pleasing overall concept.
The BMW Active Hybrid e-bike is equipped with a comprehensively revised drive concept, which makes its presence felt in the form of a significant power boost. The advanced Brose electric motor can be activated as required to supplement the rider’s pedal power. Producing output of 250 W and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque, the motor injects extra dynamism and serves up the agility for which BMW is renowned.
Providing the energy for the electric pedal assistance – over a range of up to 100 km (62 miles) – is a removable 504 Wh battery. 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). Plus, the micro USB socket and Bluetooth function allow customers to hook their smartphone up to the bike.
The BMW Active Hybrid e-bike captures the imagination with both its technical components and its design. For example, the motor and battery are fully integrated into the hydroformed aluminium frame, highlighting the bike’s elegantly sporty silhouette. The frame’s profile is accentuated by the familiar BMW “bullneck”, which exudes energy and forward-surging presence, and the exclusive Frozen Black and Arctic Silver paintwork.
A glance at the bike’s mudguards provides particularly striking evidence of how this exacting approach has been applied across even the smallest details. The LED light integrated into the aluminium mudguard over the rear wheel maximises safety and adds a further design flourish.
E-bikes not only deliver an inimitable riding experience, they also place very specific demands on their saddles. Which is why saddle maker Selle Royale commissioned BMW Group subsidiary Designworks to develop the first ever 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. And they also ensure safety in typical e-bike acceleration situations. The eZone likewise convinces with an increase in comfort courtesy of three-zone padding featuring 3D Skingel and Royal Gel. Meanwhile, the fiberglass handle integrated into the underside of the saddle makes the bike easier to move around; e-bikes are often heavier than classic bicycles on account of their drive module.
The BMW Active Hybrid e-bike is now available from selected BMW dealers with a starting price of EUR 3,400.00.