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Close-up of an Active Line and a Powerpack
Close-up of a Performance Line CX

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) and Class 3 (up to 28mph), 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 heavy loads.  

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

New Performance Line

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

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

New Performance Line Speed

While commuting efficiently on your eBike , the Performance Line Speed accelerates you up to the top speed of 28 mph. 

While commuting efficiently on your eBike , the Performance Line Speed accelerates you up to the top speed of 28 mph. 

Performance Line Sport (NZ/US)

The Performance Line Sport is perfect for sporty riding, even at low cadence. 

The Performance Line Sport is perfect for sporty riding, even at low cadence. 

Performance Line CX

A unique eMTB experience. Compact, lightweight and smart – the Performance Line CX is the drive for demanding and connected eBike riders.

A unique eMTB experience. Compact, lightweight and smart – the Performance Line CX is the drive for demanding and connected eBike riders.

New Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition

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

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

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
(20 mph)


Active Line

(20 mph)


Active Line Plus
(20 mph)


Active Line Plus
(20 mph)


Cargo Line

(20 mph)


Cargo Line

(20 mph)


Cargo Line
(20 mph)


Cargo Line 
(20 mph)


Performance Line

(20 mph)


Performance Line

(20 mph)


Performance Line
(20 mph)


Performance Line

(20 mph)


Performance Line Speed

(28 mph)


Performance Line Speed

(28 mph)


Performance Line Sport

(28 mph)


Performance Line CX

(20 mph)


Performance Line CX
(15.5 mph)


Performance Line CX Race
Limited Edition 
(20 mph)

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Shift 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 Derailleur system Derailleur system/hub gear system* Derailleur system/hub gear system* Derailleur system
Support level** (%) 250 250 250 T270

400

400 400 400 340 340 300 300 340 340 340 340 340 400
Maximal possible drive torque (Nm) 40 40 50 50 85 85 85 85 75 75 65 65 85 85

75

85

85 85
Support up to maximum cadence (rpm) 100 100 105 105 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120 > 120
Start-up behavior Controlled Controlled Controlled and agile Controlled and agile Powerful Powerful Powerful Powerful dynamic/
sporty
dynamic/
sporty
dynamic sporty very sporty sporty sporty very sporty very sporty super sporty
Max. support up to 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph 28 mph 28 mph 28 mph 20 mph 20 mph 20 mph
Backpedal function optional no optional no no no no no optional no no no no no no no no no
Smart Push Assist with rollback protection j x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x x x
Gear shift detection yes yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes yes yes yes yes

yes

(dynamic)

yes
Weight  approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 7 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 7 lbs 7.1 lbs/
7 lbs
approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.4 lbs approx. 6.1 lbs

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

** Activation/deactivation of the various riding modes is done 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 (Eco, Tour, Sport, Auto, Turbo) can be configured according to the individual needs of the rider via the eBike Flow app.

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