Drive Units

The heart of eBikes

The ideal drive for every situation

Harmonious or powerful? This matters. The Bosch drive provides you with a unique eBike experience. Three sensors measure, over 1000 times per second, pedaling force, cadence and speed. This facilitates an organic interplay between rider and eBike.

The ideal drive for every situation

Harmonious or powerful? This matters. The Bosch drive provides you with a unique eBike experience. Three sensors measure, over 1000 times per second, pedaling force, cadence and speed. This facilitates an organic interplay between rider and eBike.

City

Relaxed driving or commuting on surfaced roads or cycle paths as part of everyday life.

Overland

Comfortable driving or commuting, primarily on surfaced roads and cycle paths with moderate inclines.

Tours

Sporty riding and longer distances, predominantly on paved paths and roads.

Mountains

Very sporty driving in challenging terrain and on unpaved roads.

Max. torque  
A maximum torque of up to 40 Nm ensures gentle supporting acceleration.

Max. drive 
Gentle support, perfect for city trips.

Drive Unit 
Moderate support for greater mobility in everyday use up to a maximum of 20 mph.

Backpedal function
The new Active Line is also available with a backpedal function.

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Max. torque
Maximum torque of up to 50 Nm ensures harmonious, agile acceleration.

Max. drive  
Sufficient support, perfect for city trips or relaxed tours.

Drive Unit 
Perfectly measured support for increased mobility in everyday life up to a maximum of 20 mph.

Backpedal function  
The Active Line Plus is also available with a backpedal function.

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Max. torque
Sporty dynamic support of up to 63 Nm provides more power during start-up, aiding powerful riding in any situation.

Max. drive  
The drive unit provides strong support at low cadences, for example for more power on hill starts.

Drive Unit 
Sporty dynamic support in two variants: Cruise (20 mph) and Speed (28 mph).

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Max. torque
With a torque of up to 75 Nm. For sporty acceleration even in alpine terrain, without changing gear.

Max. drive 
Lasting support for riders enables powerful drive, fast sprints and a very sporty riding style.

Drive Unit 
Support up to 20 mph. Does not overheat even on long mountain trips.

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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 pedelec. 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 pedelec. The eBike Systems ActiveLine and Active Line Plus both received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design.

Technical Details


Active Line
Cruise 20 mph

Active Line Plus
Cruise 20 mph 

Performance Line 
Cruise 20 mph

Performance Line 
Speed 28 mph

Performance Line CX
20 mph

Gear typeDerailleur systemHub gear systemDerailleur systemHub gear systemDerailleur systemHub gear systemDerailleur systemDerailleur system
Power250 W250 W250 W250 W250 W250 W350 W250 W
Support level (%)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: 250
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40
TURBO: 275
SPORT: 190
TOUR: 120
ECO: 50
TURBO: 260
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 110
ECO: 50
TURBO: 275
SPORT: 190
TOUR: 120
ECO: 55
TURBO: 300
eMTB: 120-300
TOUR: 120
ECO: 50
Maximum possible drive
torque (Nm) (converted to a
gear ratio of 1:1 crankset to chainring)

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: 63
SPORT: 55
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 50
SPORT: 50
TOUR: 45
ECO: 40
TURBO: 63
SPORT: 55
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 75
eMTB: 75
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
Maximum cadence (rpm)
with drive support
TURBO: 100
SPORT: 100
TOUR: 100
ECO: 100
TURBO: 100
SPORT: 100
TOUR: 100
ECO: 100
TURBO: 105
SPORT: 105
TOUR: 105
ECO: 105
TURBO: 105
SPORT: 105
TOUR: 105
ECO: 105
TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120
TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120
TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120
TURBO: 120
eMTB: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120
Start-up behaviourHarmoniousHarmoniousHarmonious agileHarmonious agileSportyDynamicSportyVery sporty
Max. support up to20 mph20 mph20 mph20 mph20 mph20 mph28 mph20 mph
Backpedal functionnooptionalnooptionalnononono
Gear shift detectionyesnonononononono
(dynamic)
Weight approx. 2.9 kg2.9 kg3.2 kg3.2 kg< 4.0 kg< 4.0 kg< 4.0 kg< 4.0 kg