BMW announces "big" e-scooter
During a presentation at the EICMA motorbike trade fair in Milan, BMW announced to enter the market for big scooters – initially with two models equipped with conventional combustion engines, and at a later point in time with an electrically driven model. Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Manager of BMW Motorrad introduced the “Concept C” – the C standing for “Commuting” – design study for the scooters.
The conventional versions of the vehicle will feature a two-cylinder engine and CVT (continuously variable transmission), ABS and an LED headlight. The rear view mirrors will be replaced by two backward-looking video cameras in the rear. Their images will be displayed on two LCD monitors in the cockpit. Also, the instruments for speed, fuel and rpm will be displaced by a large center LCD monitor.
As recently as September, BMW had introduced a small scooter concept study as part of its MINI lifestyle-oriented vehicle brand. In this concept study, a smartphone (apple iPhone) takes the function of all dashboard instruments including navigation.
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