BMW C Evolution - 2018 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW C Evolution

Powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet motor, which is fuelled by a 3 cell air-cooled battery. With a top speed electronically limited to 75mph.

When charged through a domestic power supply, full charge takes 3-4 hours although 75% charge is reached in under an hour. 

The battery is uses three lithium-ion cells from the BMW i3 car.  The bike frame acts as the battery casing and is where a lot of the weight lies so it is nice and low down. 

A large colour TFT display screen shows you speed, power consumption, battery status and range considering the currently selected ride mode.

Storage is not as good as the C650 Sport or GT, mostly due to the space taken up by the batteries, but it can still fit a full face helmet. This said, it is a well equipped scooter and has two glove boxes like the other C Series models. 

Optional extras include an 800mm comfort seat, alarm and heated grips.


2017: New model with uprated batteries from the new i3, increasing the range from approx. 60 miles to approx. 75 miles. There is also new colour scheme as well, blending silvery blue with the original lime green.

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Cooling system:Liquid
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph):6.800 seconds
Top speed:129.0 km/h (80.2 mph)
Torque:72.00 Nm (7.3 kgf-m or 53.1 ft.lbs) @ 4500 Revolutions">RPM
Power:48.00 Horsepower">HP (35.0 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 4850 Revolutions">RPM
Engine details:Drive train swing arm with liquid-cooled alternator; permanently excited synchronous machine with surface magnets, internal rotor
Engine type:Electric

Model:BMW C Evolution

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Cast aluminum
Rear brakes diameter:270 mm (10.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. ABS. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers.
Front brakes diameter:270 mm (10.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. ABS. Floating discs. Two-piston calipers.
Rear tyre:160/60-R15
Front tyre:120/70-R15
Rear wheel travel:115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear Suspension:Single-sided swing arm with direct-link spring strut, spring pre-load manually adjustable over 7 settings
Front wheel travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front Suspension:Upside-down fork, 40 mm
Trail:95 mm (3.7 inches)
Rake (fork angle):24.1°
Frame type:Hybrid chassis with die-cast aluminium load-bearing battery casing, bolt-on tubular-steel stearing head carrier and rear frame

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,610 mm (63.4 inches)
Overall width:947 mm (37.3 inches)
Overall length:2,190 mm (86.2 inches)
Overall height:1,255 mm (49.4 inches)
Seat height:765 mm (30.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio:0.1745 HP/kg
Dry weight:275.0 kg (606.3 pounds)

Other specs

Comments:8 kWh lithium-ion battery. (3 modules, twelve 60 Ah cells per module. Range 162 km. Windscreen.
Light:LED Daylight Running Light
Electrical:Air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery with booster fan battery.
Color options:Ionic Silver Metallic/Electric Green

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