The limited series BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition now has its own totally green solution – the all-new e-bike companion, but don’t expect to have the money to buy it anytime soon.
Not long ago we saw from BMW the 400. Well, actually that wasn’t expensive at all because the new Cruise e-Bike Limited Edition is no less than €3,500. Being an e-bike and much more exclusive doesn’t excuse the fact – but then again the name does has its price too. Exclusivity is also a fact here, there are only 300 examples made, whereas the M2 companion bike has 1,500 units on the production schedule. All electric bikes will wear a special badge and a certificate to highlight their special status and to mirror the plug-in hybrid sports car, the e-bike will feature a Protonic Dark paint for the frame and an Electric Blue finish for the rims.
It’s based on the regular BMW Cruise e-Bike which costs €3,100, this special edition has a 10-speed gear system and comes with a 400-Wh battery pack good for a range of up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) at a maximum speed of 16 mph (25 km/h). Recharging takes three and a half hours – but if you run out of battery, don’t worry – just flex your muscles and continue the journey.