BMW C Evolution For Sale

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BMW C Evolution
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Current Prices: £12,050–£5,850
Insurance Costs: 5 of 10

What Is It?

The BMW C Evolution is a premium maxi scooter and is powered by an electric motor which puts out 47 bhp peak power and 15 bhp continuous power, with top speed limited to 75 mph. In the UK the continuous power is on the limit for the A1 licence and peak torque appears almost instantly.

Features include:

  • Dual 270 mm discs up front with two piston calipers
  • 270 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • Bosch 9M ABS and traction control
  • Steel braided brake lines
  • 40 mm upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Rear shock with 7 stage adjustable pre-load and 115 mm travel
  • Side stand operated parking brake
  • LED daytime running light, taillight, indicators
  • Reverse gear
  • 12V socket
  • Four ride modes (re-gen / coasting / braking)

Charge can be topped up from any domestic power supply and a full charge takes 3-4 hours although 75% charge is reached in under an hour. It also cleverly recovers energy through re-generative braking and when coasting with the throttle closed.

The battery is actually three lithium-ion cells from the BMW i3 car, which itself uses eight of them. They are so chunky that the bike frame is basically replaced by the battery casing, with everything else bolted on. It's also where a lot of the weight ends up being centralised so it's nice and low down.

To cool the batteries there is an air shaft through the middle and the bottom of the bike has something similar to a CPU heat sink aligned to the direction of travel so the airflow sucks the heat away.

Electric vehicles tend to get very shiny displays and the C Evolution is no exception. The large colour TFT screen tells you speed, power consumption, battery status and range taking into account the currently selected ride mode.

Storage isn't as good as the C650 Sport or GT, mostly due to the space the batteries take up, but it can still take one full face helmet. It is however a really well equipped scooter and has two glove boxes like the other C Series models. The 15" wheels take a 120/70 tyre up front and 160/60 at the rear.

Options include an 800 mm comfort seat (£100), alarm (£210) and heated grips (£240).

Specs

Launch RRP: £13,500

Peak Power: 36.0 kW / 48.3 bhp

Continuous Power: 11.0 kW / 14.8 bhp

Top Speed: 75 mph / 121 km/h (average)

Range: 60 miles / 97 km (low)

Battery Capacity: 8.0 kWh

Slow Charge: 4.0 hours

Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 265 kg / 584 pounds (very heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.177 bhp/kg / 0.132 kW/kg

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • A glimpse into the future
  • High tech
  • Quiet

Any Downsides?

  • Batteries eat into storage space

Updates

2017: New model with improved batteries from the new i3 car, increased range from 60 miles to 75 miles. New silvery blue and black colours.

2018: Silver / green paint scheme replaced with smarter black / grey colours.

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Check out this 700 mile video review from My BMW C Evolution.

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2019
£12,050
£9,650
£8,450
3,700
2018
£9,700
£7,800
£6,800
5,100
2017
£8,150
£6,500
£5,700
4,300
2016
£7,350
£5,900
£5,150
6,500
2015
£7,300
£5,850
£5,150
8,500
2014
£8,100
£6,500
£5,700
10,400
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2019
18
-
18
Rarely
2018
28
-
28
30 / month
2017
28
1
29
49 / month
2016
7
-
7
53 / month
2015
11
-
11
Rarely
2014
11
-
11
Rarely

Source: DVLA

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