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BMW X2CITY

A new form of pedelec. Takes a short while to get used to, and some serious foot action. Impresses with its stable handling on a wide range of surfaces.
 

 

Even on the gravel sections of the “Tour” test circuit, the BMW X2City pedelec rode very well, despite its small wheels. But with its unusual technology and the motor’s run-on, it’s essential to dedicate some time to getting used to it. But then the BMW X2City pedelec is superbly usable.
 
The motor is controlled via a pedalling movement sensor. If you move the pedal at the end of the platform in a regular fashion, the motor runs smoothly, similar to rotating the cranks on a normal pedelec. Test riders rated this ‘pedalling’ via a pedal on the platform as taking some getting used to, but acceptable. The ‘foot action’ is a legal necessity so that this pedelec is legally classed as such, even though it looks like a scooter at first glance. Hoever, here in Germany at least, there is currently a somewhat politically motivated tug of war going on about the legal classification, and the outcome is as yet unclear.

As a fun vehicle which folds up, it’s an ideal device for yacht or mobile home owners who want to use it for short journeys, and who will appreciate how little space it takes up.
 

Measured Values & Prices
Range Tour: 27,3 km
Ø Speed Tour: 23,9 km/h
Range Hills: 15,2 km

Ø Speed City: 16,6 km/h

Vehicle Weight: 21,3 kg
Battery Weight: 2,4 kg

Vehicle Price: 2399 Euro
Battery Price: 499,9 Euro

Battery
408 Wh, 48V, 8,7 Ah

Contact
BMW AG
Petuelring 130
80809 Munich
Germany



 
Text and Image: ExtraEnergy.org

Online Publication: Bruno Brandão

 
 

Events:

27th to 30th March 2019, taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Cycle Show

29th to 31st March 2019, Praha, Czech Republic, For Bikes CZ

6th to 7th April 2019, Bocholt, Germany, Radtrends Bocholt

27th und 28th April 2019, Berlin, Germany, Velo Berlin

27th April 2019,
Berlin, Germany,
Pedelec Awards Ceremony VELOBerlin

13th to 18th May 2019,
Tanna, Germany
Prototype Pedelec Test

21st June 2019, Westendorf, Kitzbühel Alps, Austria
E-Bike Convention

22nd and 23rd June 2019, Westendorf, Austria, E-bike Festival Kitzbüheler Alpen

12th to 15th September 2019, Birmingham, England, The Cycle Show Birmingham

5th to 10th November 2019, Milan, Italy, EICMA

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