The future BMW CE 04 electric scooter has been promoted by BMW Motorad in the Indian market. Alongside the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR sporting bike, the CE 04 was on display. The BMW CE will presumably be subject to CBU rules and come at a high price to match its luxurious features and excellent look.
In 2023, BMW Motorrad will introduce the CE 04 electric scooter to India, a top company official has stated. The CE 04 is being actively tested here, but when it is released, it will be the first high-end, luxurious electric two-wheeler in the nation.
The BMW CE 04 is an ultra-premium electric scooter with a futuristic maxi-style design. It is likely the most costly e-scooter in India and is targeted at the ultra-high sector of the two-wheeler EV industry in that country.
In 2021, the BMW CE 04 was introduced to the world. It is equipped with a permanently excited liquid-cooled synchronous motor that produces a maximum of 42 horsepower and a maximum torque of 62 Nm. 8.9 kWh of battery power the motor. The world motorcycle test cycle (WMTC) range, while the advertised top speed is 120kmph (electronically locked), is 130km on a single full charge.
The CE 04 has a several charging options and can go from 0 to 50 km/h in 2.6 seconds. The e-bike can be fully charged with a 2.3kW charger in less than 4.5 hours or with a 6.9kW charger in 1.67 hours (100 minutes).
The BMW CE 04 has a powertrain that emphasizes sustainability, LED lighting, and futuristic appearance. It boasts basic artwork, exposed rear wheels, floating panels, and contrasting orange highlights. The 20hp liquid-cooled PMSM electric motor and an 8.9kWh battery pack power the CE 04 vehicle. It has two 265mm front discs and one 265mm rear disc. For increased user safety, it also has traction control and ABS.
In India, BMW currently offers the i4 electric car and the iX electric SUV. The iX was released in December 2021 and costs Rs 1.18 crore (ex-showroom). The i4 arrived in the nation in May 2022, with a starting price of Rs 69.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
“I was utterly shocked to see the success our country is experiencing with electric vehicles. We thoroughly examined that subject here, and I unquestionably anticipate seeing anything (electric) from BMW Motorrad in India the next year “According to Markus Mueller-Zambre, head of BMW Motorrad’s Asia, China, Pacific, and Africa division, India Today.
The new BMW e-bike features a 780mm seating height and a 231g weight. Other unique items will be included in the set as well. It boasts a sizable 10.5-inch HD TFT infotainment display, a ventilated mobile charging compartment, and a helmet storage box.
If you look at our present product line, I think you can answer that for yourself, Mueller-Zambre remarked in response to a question regarding the electric model BMW Motorrad plans to launch in India. For the time being, BMW Motorrad only offers the CE 04 electric scooter on overseas markets.
In India, there were 5,191 units of BMW Motorrad in 2021. This year, the business wants to sell 7,000 units. In the first half of 2022, 3,114 units have already been sold.
“With BMW Motorrad, we are having our best year ever in India in 2022, and we are expecting growth of over 30% compared to last year, which is enormous. Compared to the 5,000 units we sold last year, we are hoping for about 7,000 units this year “noted Mueller-Zambre Additionally, India is the only market where BMW Motorrad is expanding by double digits.
Split-screen functionality, navigation tools, and other performance indicators are available on the infotainment screen.
The G 310 R, G 310 RR, and G 310 GS models are some of the company’s top volume producers. However, he added, “the bigger bikes, which are imported through CKD from Berlin and Thailand, are also on the rise, and we see a really excellent trend that gives us the opportunity to expand with our clients alongside them.
Given that India is currently among the top 10 markets for the brand globally, BMW Motorrad anticipates the next few years in the nation to be even more “promising.”
“Just a few hundred units were the initial production in 2016. Now, our goal for this year is 7,000 units. India is becoming more significant to BMW Motorrad, in my opinion. India has surpassed Japan this year to become the second-largest market in my area. Korea was surpassed as well. In the years to come, I anticipate much more from India, “Mueller-Zambre made a note.
The BMW CE 04 was delivered to the subcontinent in order to assess consumer reaction and the viability of its market launch. It sports a tubular chassis, a 35mm telescopic fork up front, a mono-shock system in the back, and a distinctive swingarm.
The 15-inch front and rear wheels of the e-scooter give the rider some stability. The bike has not yet been released in India, but that may change shortly. The price of the BMW CE 04 might reach 20 lakhs (about $24,000).