Are you a fan of all things electric? Electric cars? Electric phones? Electric…ity? Electric bikes? Well, BMW has you covered on two of those fronts with their Cruise e-Bike Protonic Dark Silver. Modeled after the BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver edition, this bike is electric just like the sports car it’s designed after.
Say goodbye to pedalling your bike like crazy, because this bike features what the German company calls “hybrid drive.” This consists of a 400-Wh battery that can work in four different modes, ranging from ECO (+50%) to TURBO (+275%), with a top speed with electric assistance at 16 mph. As far as transmission? That battery is hooked up to a 10-speed transmission…I mean gear system. While it may not have a transmission or an engine to make noise, you can still make engine noises on your own and pretend you’re driving a car. You may sound crazy, but you’ll get the last laugh because you’re riding a BMW hybrid bicycle.
The BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition will be available at select BMW retail partners, with only 300 examples being made. Its retail price is set at €3,500, or roughly $3,900 USD.