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The ideal drive for every application

Controlled or powerful support - the main thing is it feels natural. Drive units from Bosch eBike Systems are pedal-assist, Class 1 (up to 20mph), which means that the drive unit amplifies your pedal power. Three sensors measure pedal power, cadence, and speed at a rate of over 1,000 times per second. This enables organic interaction between you and your eBike. The drive unit of the smart system, the new system generation of Bosch eBike Systems, also ensures a very personal eBike experience. The smart system combines high-quality eBike components with digital functions, is fully connected and always up to date thanks to over-the-air updates.

All drive units at a glance

Active Line

Urban mobility in modern design: the agile, lightweight and quiet Active Line is the ideal way to get around town.

Urban mobility in modern design: the agile, lightweight and quiet Active Line is the ideal way to get around town.

Active Line Plus

The easy way to make new discoveries: Active Line Plus brings mobility to your everyday life and extends your options for spontaneous excursions.

The easy way to make new discoveries: Active Line Plus brings mobility to your everyday life and extends your options for spontaneous excursions.

New Cargo Line

The Cargo Line was developed specifically for eCargo bikes. It provides powerful support for transporting heavy loads.  

The Cargo Line was developed specifically for eCargo bikes. It provides powerful support for transporting heavy loads.  

New Performance Line

This barely audible drive unit is the best choice for sporty trekking and relaxed excursions. 

This barely audible drive unit is the best choice for sporty trekking and relaxed excursions. 

Performance Line CX

For a unique eMTB experience: Compact, lightweight and now also smart - the Performance Line CX is the ideal drive unit for demanding and connected riders.

For a unique eMTB experience: Compact, lightweight and now also smart - the Performance Line CX is the ideal drive unit for demanding and connected riders.

New Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition

The Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition is the perfect choice for professional eMTB and ambitious recreational athletes.

The Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition is the perfect choice for professional eMTB and ambitious recreational athletes.

Functionality and design

The high quality drive units from Bosch eBike Systems are the power behind your eBike – and are designed to be both functional and attractive. The gearing layout ensures optimal integration of the drive unit design and increased ground clearance. Light and compact: The reduced volume achieves reduced weight and a small distance between pedals, enhancing the ergonomics of your eBike. The eBike Systems ActiveLine and Active Line Plus both received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design.

Functionality and design

The high quality drive units from Bosch eBike Systems are the power behind your eBike – and are designed to be both functional and attractive. The gearing layout ensures optimal integration of the drive unit design and increased ground clearance. Light and compact: The reduced volume achieves reduced weight and a small distance between pedals, enhancing the ergonomics of your eBike. The eBike Systems ActiveLine and Active Line Plus both received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design.

Technical data

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Active Line
(25 km/h)


Active Line

(25 km/h)


Active Line Plus
(25 km/h)


Active Line Plus
(25 km/h)


Cargo Line

(25 km/h)


Cargo Line

(25 km/h)


Cargo Line
(25 km/h)


Cargo Line 
(25 km/h)


Performance Line

(25 km/h)


Performance Line

(25 km/h)


Performance Line
(25 km/h)


Performance Line

(25 km/h)


Performance Line Speed

(45 km/h)


Performance Line CX

(25 km/h)


Performance Line CX
(25 km/h)


Performance Line CX Race
Limited Edition 
(25 km/h)

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Shifting system type Hub gear system Derailleur system Hub gear system Derailleur system Hub gear system*

Derailleur system

Hub gear system Derailleur system

Hub gear system *

Derailleur system

Hub gear system Derailleur system Derailleur system

Derailleur system/ hub gear system*

Derailleur system/Hub gear system* Derailleur system
Support levels** (%) 250 250 250 270 400 400 400 400 340 340 300 300 340 340 340 400
Maximum possible drive torque (Nm) 40 40 50 50 85 85 85 85 75 75 65 65 85

85

85 85
Maximum cadence with drive support (rpm) 100 100 105 105 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120
Start-up behaviour harmonious harmonious harmonious agile harmonious agile

powerful

powerful

powerful powerful

Dynamic/sporty

Dynamic/sporty

dynamic sporty sporty

Very sporty

Very sporty Super sporty
Support up to max. 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 45 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h
Backpedal function optional nein optional nein nein nein nein nein optional nein nein nein nein nein nein nein
Smart walk assistance with hill hold x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Gear shift detection ja ja nein ja nein ja nein ja nein ja nein ja ja ja ja
(dynamic)
ja
Weight  ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 3.2 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.9 kg ca. 2.7 kg

* Maximum values. Deviations possible, depending on the hub gear system.

** Activation/deactivation of the various riding modes is carried out by the bicycle manufacturer and the certified dealer. A maximum of four riding modes in addition to Off mode can be activated in the display. The riding modes can be configured according to the individual needs of the rider via the eBike Flow app. 

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