CE 02: BMW’s Latest Electric Motorbike for the Modern Urban Adventurer

A Compact and Stylish Electric Motorbike

In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, BMW Motorrad is making its mark with the all-new BMW CE 02, an electric motorbike designed specifically for navigating the urban jungle. Combining style, performance, and advanced technology, the CE 02 aims to revolutionize the way we commute in cities.

Power and Performance

Power and Performance

At the heart of the CE 02 is its powerful electric motor, capable of delivering up to 15 horsepower. Equipped with two 1.96-kWh batteries, this compact motorbike offers an estimated driving range of approximately 56 miles on a single charge. This means that riders can zip around town with confidence, knowing they have ample power to reach their destination. One notable addition is the introduction of smart glasses, which provide riders with essential information, such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation, directly in their line of sight.

Design Meets Function

Design Meets Function

The CE 02’s design is also a standout feature. It boasts a street-smart appearance that blends seamlessly into urban settings. While BMW refers to it as an ‘e-parkour,’ the CE 02’s style is a perfect fit for city streets, offering a combination of practicality and aesthetic appeal. For those concerned about charging, the CE 02 comes with a standard 0.9-kW home charging adapter. However, riders can upgrade to the optional 1.5-kW charger for faster charging times, reducing downtime and increasing convenience.

Pricing, Options, and Release Date

Pricing, Options, and Release Date

While pricing details for the CE 02’s options have yet to be announced, the starting price is expected to be around $8,200, positioning it as an accessible choice for urban commuters. With the optional Highline package, which includes features like Bluetooth phone connectivity, a smartphone holder, heated hand grips, and an upgraded seat, the CE 02 offers enhanced comfort and convenience. BMW Motorrad plans to release the CE 02 in early 2024, offering city dwellers a stylish and eco-friendly alternative for navigating bustling streets.

Cadillac is All Set to Return to Le Mans 2023

Cadillac’s long-awaited re-entry into the new Le Mans-Daytona hybrid racing category is now final. The brand will be joining hands with Dallara – the Italian chassis manufacturer, to construct a prototype racer – the LMDh- V.R. The prototype designed will be competing in the IMSA WeatherTech Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which commences in 2023.

A Promising History

The luxury brand of General Motors has witnessed massive success in the IMSA WeatherTech’s DPi category. With an impressive record of 24 wins in a row and winning the championships in 2017 and 2018. They are also winning the Manufacturer’s Championship as well.

All You Need to Know About the new LMDh Program

This new program will be a joint venture of Chip Ganassi Racing and Action Express Racing. Chip Ganassi made a return to the IMSA WeatherTech series this year with Cadillac. The new LMDh-V.R created by the Cadillac will make its entry at 2023 Rolex 24, but till then, we will see DPi- V.R competing for Cadillac.

IMSA and the ACO joined hands to create the LMDh class, which is also the sanctioning body behind the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The cars will feature a chassis made by one of the following four constructors – Multimatic, Dallara, Ligier, and ORECA. With OEM supplying the engine and the body. The LMDh class was fashioned as a low-cost entry into racing.

Which Other Manufacturers Will We See Competing?

We will see BMW, Audi, Porsche, and Acura, Toyota, Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Alpine competing against each other in Le Mans in 2023. Lamborghini, however, aims to join in the year 2024.

More About Cadillac’s LMDh- V.R

Cadillac unveiled a rare three-quarter view of the vehicle, and it’s interesting to note that it doesn’t have a traditional rear wing. Even Peugeot is taking a similar approach. Given the winning history of Cadillac, it will be fascinating to see the new LMDh- V.R vehicle in action.