BMW unleashes the new X3 (G01) with a matching mountain e-bike

Article by Christian A., on July 4, 2017

The world never runs out of adventure, which is why BMW Lifestyle has teamed up with “Specialized” to develop the special edition E-mountain bike. Branded as Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie, the exclusively designed mountain bike has been given the new Phytonic Blue paint job to match the official color of the 3rd generation BMW X3 (G01).

To further complement the new SUV, the trail bike is equipped with a water bottle with the tagline “Specialized For BMW”. The price? Let’s just say the regular Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie costs $4,500 (or about 3,900 in euros in Germany). Now for those who want the special edition BMW version of the mountain bike, they can have it for the price of $5,900 (5,200 euros).

What makes it more interesting to have is that the e-bike features a 504Wh battery pack with a dock that lets you recharge its battery off the bike. Similarly, BMW developed a special charging cable that can be hooked to the SUV’s 12V power socket without compromising its own supply.

The Specialized BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fatttie is integrated with the Mission control smartphone app that keeps track of the rider’s time and distance to help optimize the battery’s full potential. Other features include pedal assistance, an automatically adjustable telescopic seat post and a pair of 2.8-inch tires.

BMW had previously endorsed more affordable bikes with their products just like the Cruise M Bike Limited Edition with matching M2 Coupe, as well as the Cruise 3-Bike i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition. Its recent partnership with Specialized bike maker lines up with the brand’s launching of the redesigned BMW X3 SUV. Both the new X3 and the 6Fattie come with superior on-road and off-road design and technology. Also, both the e-bike and the crossover can be availed in the BMW exclusive Phytonic Blue color.

The all new X3 features a whole new design which includes new technologies, new engines, a new chassis and newly styled interior amenities. Its highlights include the new ergonomically designed cockpit that represents many of the X3’s exterior styling cues such as the sloped edges and hexagon shapes that are visible throughout the cabin.

Now in its 3rd generation, the SUV is a lot bigger and packed with more features as far as efficiency, performance and safety are concerned. It is slated to hit the dealerships this November with prices to be released before its market premiere. And to those who want to take their new X3s off the narrow trail, the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie bike can be purchased separately.

Press Release

No mountain too high, no distance too far – with the SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie

BMW Lifestyle and premium bike manufacturer SPECIALIZED are presenting the ideal travel companion for anyone seeking to explore new routes, test out their limits and enjoy an unbridled sense of independence and freedom over all terrains with a limited-run special edition of the Specialized Turbo Levo: the SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie.

SPECIALIZED for BMW – a shared passion for ground-breaking sportiness.

While BMW has most recently wowed the Sports Activity Vehicle segment with the new-generation X3 thanks to its sporty performance both on and off the road, stunning design and infinite versatility, SPECIALIZED has raised the bar for two-wheelers with its Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie.

The two premium brands are united by an intense passion for sporty dynamism, their love of trailblazing designs and technologies, and their quest to keep reinventing themselves.

Integral design and optimum functionality.

This can also be clearly seen in the “SPECIALIZED for BMW” special edition of the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie. The trail bike stands out with its unrivalled combination of sporty design and state-of-the-art technologies, which together produce endless riding pleasure.

While the bottom bracket, 2.8-inch tyres, automatically adjustable telescopic seat post and extra-short chain stays give the bike extremely agile handling, the motor with nominal output of 250 watts provides powerful pedal assistance despite being barely audible or perceptible. This paves the way for tackling the sort of long-distance trails and steep slopes that would normally be a struggle with a conventional mountain bike.

Besides ensuring optimum protection, the full integration of the power module into the specially developed aluminium frame lends added impact to the bike’s sporty and agile appearance.

Inspired by the look of the latest-generation BMW X3, the SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie sports a stunning and exclusive paint finish in Phytonic Blue, the official colour of the X3. The eye-catching ‘SPECIALIZED for BMW’ lettering on the chain stays combines with design features on the frame and seat post to further underline the mountain bike’s sporty and dynamic character.

The bike’s integral design has the additional benefit of ensuring optimum weight distribution, even on challenging rides.

Plus, the 504 Wh battery pack features a handy docking mechanism so that it can also be detached from the bike and charged separately. The charging cable, specially developed by BMW, has an ingenious design that allows convenient in-car charging from the 12V power socket in the boot without impairing the functioning of the vehicle’s battery.

SPECIALIZED Mission Control App.

Quite apart from demonstrating a high level of expertise when it comes to mobile connectivity, the purpose-developed SPECIALIZED Mission Control App offered with the bike also provides a useful tool for taking the riding experience to a new level of intensity – in a fashion in tune with the mountain biker’s individual riding habits and abilities.

The app allows the motor characteristics to be ideally matched to the specific requirements of every rider and the terrain at hand; the optimum pedal assistance is calculated by individually setting the distance and time, ensuring full battery power for the planned route.

The SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie is therefore the ideal choice on car/bike excursions for those who like to pursue their goals with sporting enthusiasm and passion.

The SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie – complete with colour-coordinated water bottle – will be available from the end of August 2017 from selected BMW Dealers and selected SPECIALIZED retailers.

Manufacturer’s recommended retail price:

SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie: €5,200.00

Source: BMW

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