Since first debuting at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C Evolution has garnered quite the following, mostly because it's a BMW and has BMW levels of performance one would expect:

BMW C Evolution

BMW C Evolution

  • Liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • Power output is 11 kW (15 hp)
  • Peak output of 35 kW (47 hp).
  • Top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited)
  • Out accelerates some ICE maxi scooter with engines sized 600cc and up
  • 8 kWh capacity of the air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery
  • Range of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles)
  • Full recharge takes 4 hours on @ 220V /12A
Though BMW has still yet to release pricing information, we're thrilled to see that the C Evolution is finally a reality.

BMW has officially announced that its factory in Berlin, Germany is now making the C Evolution.  Series production is underway.

One interesting aspect of the C Evolution is that it makes use of the same lithium-ion modules found in the BMW i3.  Three of these modules, each containing 12 battery cells, are packaged in an aluminum die-cast housing in the C Evolution.

We still don't have official US pricing for the C Evolution, but we think a ballpark estimate of $15,000 or so is close for a starting point, considering that it retails for 15,520 Euro in the Netherlands and close to that same amount elsewhere in Europe.