Bosch Performance Line CX: the new 4th generation motor
For the e-bikes of the 2020 season Bosch has come up with a new generation of motors and batteries. The 4th generation Performance Line CX motor is 48 % smaller, about 25 % lighter and more efficient than its predecessor. The torque is still at 75 Nm, but the maximum support has been boosted from 300 % to 340 %. This means you've got even more power available for really steep climbs. The most powerful Bosch battery is elegantly hiden in the down tube and now has a capacity of 625 Wh. It thus offers a much greater range than the batteries of the previous generation – in the eMTB mode, it covers 20 kilometers more distance than the 500Wh PowerTube battery! Find out more about the new motor and the more powerful battery here.
Bosch E-Bikes 2020 625 Wh
Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC Actionteam 625 27.5 actionteam
Mondraker CRAFTY RR 29
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC TM 625 29 grey´n´orange
Cube Stereo Hybrid 120 SL 625 29 blue´n´yellow
Focus THRON² 6.9
Cube Reaction Hybrid SLT 625 29 grey´n´yellow
Cube Stereo Hybrid 120 Pro 625 29 petrol´n´red
Mondraker CHASER 29
Focus AVENTURA² 6.7
Cube Reaction Hybrid SLT 625 29 black´n´grey
Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC TM 625 27.5 grey´n´orange
Focus JAM² 6.8 NINE
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SL 625 29 iridium´n´green
Cube Reaction Hybrid SL 625 29 blue´n´yellow
Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC SL 625 27.5 carbon´n´grey
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Actionteam 625 29 actionteam
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid 45 625 iridium´n´red
Cube Cross Hybrid SL 625 Allroad iridium´n´white
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid SL 625 black´n´blue
Cube Reaction Hybrid SL 625 29 grey´n´orange
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 625 black´n´white
Mondraker LEVEL RR
Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 2020
48% smaller, about 25% lighter, 75 Nm maximum torque with a maximum support of 340 % – these are the key data of the new Bosch Performance Line CX motor for the new e-bikes starting from model year 2020. Thanks to a more compact and lighter housing, the motor offers bicycle manufacturers new possibilities, such as shorter chainstays for a more agile handling of eMTBs. It’s also easier to integrate can also be used with larger chainrings. Another major innovation is the decoupling of the motor above the 25 km/h assistance limit – Bosch has finally eliminated a major point of criticism here, providing more riding pleasure at high speeds.
No path too steep, no challenge too great: the new Performance Line CX is made for anyone for whom the trail is a second home. The most powerful drive from Bosch for ambitious riders is particularly lightweight, compact and at the same time extremely powerful and efficient. eMTB mode will always give you the power you need at precisely the right moment. The Performance Line CX accelerates extremely powerfully, responds without delay and features convincing agile handling and even more control. With up to 340% of perfectly delivered support, it pushes the joy of eMountain biking to the next level.
Technical specifications, derailleur system
- With gear shift detection
- Maximum assistance speed: 25 km/h
- Torque: 75 Nm
Riding modes of the Bosch eBike System
- Direct and maximum powerful support up to the highest pedalling rates for sports riding.
- Support level: 340%
- The eMTB mode dynamically varies between the Tour and Turbo riding modes, progressive motor support for maximum performance on the trail.
- Support level: 140% - 340%
- Uniform support for long stretches, with clear focus on long ranges.
- Support level: 140%
- Effective, but gentle support, designed for maximum efficiency for long ranges.
- Support level: 60%
Advantages of the Bosch Performance Line CX engine
Outstanding motor control
The multi-sensor concept enables a dynamic and responsive drive unit for precise acceleration and a unique trail experience.
Direct power transmission
Powerful riding performance right from the start and constant power delivery over a very wide cadence range.
Natural riding sensation
The new gearbox concept significantly reduces pedalling resistance when the drive is switched off and at over 25 km/h.
Optimum integration thanks to a 48 % reduction in size and a weight of just 2.9 kg.
eMTB mode with progressive motor support adapts to the riding style on trails.
Meets the highest eMTB requirements and will withstand extreme loads.
eMTB mode, powerful walk assistance and support for short cranks.
For a unique trail experience.
Efficient use of energy
Optimum efficiency of motor and gearbox in order to conquer long, steep climbs.
Always full performance
Ideal for fast intermediate sprints and crisp changes of tempo.
For low-noise riding with high engine power at all cadences.
Bosch batteries are an efficient, long-life energy source. Thanks to their enormous mileage, long service life and intelligent battery management system, Bosch lithium-ion batteries are among the most modern on the market. Bosch eBike rechargeable batteries combine low weight with ergonomic design and simple handling. The Battery Management System of the high-quality lithium-ion batteries detects potential sources of error and protects cells from overloading.
Bosch PowerTubes have the power to drive any ride and, thanks to their compact size and minimalist design, can be integrated with the eBike to ideal effect. There are two options for installing the battery: horizontal or vertical. New this year: PowerTube 400 and PowerTube 625. The sophisticated technology of the lithium-ion batteries that can be integrated within the frame ensures carefree riding enjoyment, while a safety catch prevents the battery from falling out even on challenging terrain. Nevertheless, the batteries can be removed with ease.
Advantages of Bosch PowerTube E-Bike batteries
Outstanding battery efficiency
For maximum riding pleasure, lithium-ion PowerPacks demonstrably have maximum energy density with the smallest size and lowest weight on the market.
Simple to store and quick to charge
Modern Bosch lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from memory effect or self-discharge issues. Your battery will charge to 50% in about 2 hours, depending on the charger and PowerPack.
It’s easy to remove and charge at home. The PowerPacks can also be conveniently charged directly on the bike.
No memory effect
Bosch batteries with lithium-ion cells can be charged quickly irrespective of your charge level at any time. Interruptions of the charging process do not harm the battery. Complete discharge is not required.
Extremely low self-discharge
Even after long periods of storage, e.g. over winter, the battery can be used without recharging. This means Bosch rechargeable batteries do not need to be recharged after a long break in use. For longer storage, a charge status of approx. 30 to 60% is recommended.
Long service life
Bosch batteries are designed for lots of trips, miles and years of service. The intelligent, electronic Bosch Battery Management System (BMS) protects lithium-ion batteries from extreme temperatures, overcharging, and excessive discharge.
Bosch PowerTube 625
What more could you want? The PowerTube 625 lets you enjoy long and mountainous rides, while still reserving plenty of energy for every adventure. Thanks to a rated capacity of 17.4 Ah and approx. 625 Wh energy content, the lithium-ion battery brings maximum ranges and altitudes within your grasp. The well-secured PowerTube 625 will not fall out of its housing, even on demanding terrain. But is still easily removed. After approx. 3.7 hours, the battery is fully charged with the 6 A Fast Charger, while half the charge is already attained after approx. 1.4 hours.
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Charging speed Bosch PowerTube 625