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The ideal drive for every situation

Seamless or powerful – most importantly: natural. Drive units from Bosch eBike Systems give you a unique riding sensation. Three sensors measure the rider's pedal power, cadence and speed over 1,000 times per second. This facilitates an organic interplay between you and your eBike. The Drive unit of the smart system, the new system generation of Bosch eBike Systems, ensures a unique eBike experience. The smart system combines sophisticated high-quality eBike components with digital functions, is fully connected and always up to date thanks to regular updates over-the-air.

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.

Cargo Line

Transport made easy: Specially designed for cargo bikes, the Cargo Line makes transporting goods easy and environmentally friendly.

Transport made easy: Specially designed for cargo bikes, the Cargo Line makes transporting goods easy and environmentally friendly.

Performance Line

Sporty riding: Whether for touring or negotiating mountainous terrain, the Performance Line always provides the right level of support.

Sporty riding: Whether for touring or negotiating mountainous terrain, the Performance Line always provides the right level of support.

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 eBikers.

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

Functionality and design

The high quality Drive Units from Bosch eBike Systems are the power behind your eBike. The gear arrangement ensures optimal integration from a design/technical perspective and increased ground clearance. The compact volume reduces the weight and the pedal distance, enhancing the ergonomic efficiency of your pedelec. The Active Line, Active Line Plus and Performance Line CX eBike systems have received the Red Dot Award for product design.

Functionality and design

The high quality Drive Units from Bosch eBike Systems are the power behind your eBike. The gear arrangement ensures optimal integration from a design/technical perspective and increased ground clearance. The compact volume reduces the weight and the pedal distance, enhancing the ergonomic efficiency of your pedelec. The Active Line, Active Line Plus and Performance Line CX eBike systems have received the Red Dot Award for product design.

Technical data


Active Line
(32 km/h)


Active Line

(32 km/h)


Active Line Plus
(32 km/h)


Active Line Plus
(32 km/h)


Cargo Line

(32 km/h)


Cargo Line
(32 km/h)


Performance Line
(32 km/h)


Performance Line

(32 km/h)


Performance Line CX

(32 km/h)


Performance Line CX
(32 km/h)

System Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 Bosch eBike System 2 The smart system
Gear type Hub gear system Derailleur system Hub gear system Derailleur system Hub gear system Derailleur system Hub gear system Derailleur system Derailleur system/Hub gear system* Derailleur system/
Hub gear system*
Support level (%) TURBO: 250
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40
TURBO: 250
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40
TURBO: 250
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40
TURBO: 270
SPORT: 180
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40
TURBO: 400
SPORT: 240
TOUR: 140
ECO: 60
TURBO: 400
SPORT: 240
TOUR: 140
ECO: 60
TURBO: 300
SPORT: 200
TOUR: 120
ECO: 55
TURBO: 300
SPORT/
eMTB**: 120-300
TOUR: 120
ECO: 55
TURBO: 340
eMTB**: 140-340
TOUR: 140

TOUR+****: 60-340

ECO: 60
TURBO: 340
eMTB**: 140-340
TOUR: 140
TOUR+****: 60-340
ECO: 60
Maximum possible drive torque (Nm) TURBO: 40
SPORT: 38
TOUR: 35
ECO: 30
TURBO: 40
SPORT: 38
TOUR: 35
ECO: 30
TURBO: 50
SPORT: 45
TOUR: 40
ECO: 35
TURBO: 50
SPORT: 45
TOUR: 40
ECO: 35
TURBO: 85***
SPORT: 60
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 85***
SPORT: 60
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 65
SPORT: 60
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 65
eMTB**: 60
TOUR: 45
ECO: 35
TURBO: 85***
eMTB**: 85
TOUR: 50

TOUR+****: 85

ECO: 40
TURBO: 85***
eMTB**: 85
TOUR: 50
TOUR+****: 85
ECO: 40
Maximum cadence (rpm)     100 100 105 105 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120
Start-up behavior 

harmonious
gentle

harmonious
gentle
harmonious agile
moderate

harmonious agile
moderate

powerful powerful dynamic sporty very sporty  very sporty
Max. Support up to  32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h 32 km/h
Backpedal function optional nein optional nein nein nein nein nein nein nein
Gear shift detection   ja ja nein ja nein ja nein ja ja
(dynamic)
ja
(dynamic)
Weight

approx. 

2.9 kg

approx.

2.9 kg

approx.

3.2 kg

approx.

3.2 kg

approx.

2.9 kg

approx.

2.9 kg

approx.

3.2 kg

approx.

3.2 kg

approx.

2.9 kg
ca. 2,9 kg

*Deviations in drive torque and maximum support are possible depending on the hub gear system.

**In the case of the Performance Line and the Performance Line CX, eMTB mode can replace Sport mode. It can be activated/ deactivated by the bicycle manufacturer and the specialist dealer.

***Since model year 2021, the drive unit has been offered with 85 Nm; the previous versions offer 75 Nm. Some Drive units from model year 2020 can be upgraded to 85 Nm. Further information is available here

****In the case of the Performance Line CX, Tour+ mode can replace Tour mode. It can be activated/deactivated by both the bicycle manufacturer and the specialist dealer.