Shimano vs. Bosch Comparison Chart

Shimano
STEPS EP8
Bosch Perform.
(Gen. 2)
Bosch CX
(Gen. 2)
Bosch Speed
(Gen. 2)
Motor type Mid-drive Mid-drive Mid-drive Mid-drive
E-bike class Class 1 Class 1 Class 1 Class 3
Max. assist speed 20 MPH 20 MPH 20 MPH 28 MPH
Gear type Derailleur Derailleur Derailleur Derailleur
Support levels Boost: 350%
Trail: 142%
Eco: 40%
Turbo: 275%
Sport: 190%
Tour: 120%
Eco: 50%
Turbo: 300%
eMTB: 120-300%
Tour: 120%
Eco: 50%
Turbo: 275%
Sport: 190%
Tour: 120%
Eco: 50%
Max. torque 85 nM 63 nM 75 nM 63 nM
Walk assist Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive unit name DU-EP800 Bosch
Performance
Bosch CX Bosch Speed
Display SC-E5003 Bosch Purion Bosch Purion Bosch Purion
Firmware updates Must visit Shimano
certified dealer
Must visit
Bosch certified
dealer
Must visit
Bosch certified
dealer
Must visit
Bosch certified
dealer
Battery size 630 wH 500 wH 500 wH 500 wH
Battery name BT-E8016 PowerPack 500
PowerPack 400
PowerPack 500
PowerPack 400
PowerPack 500
PowerPack 400
Battery type External External External External
Dual battery option No Yes Yes Yes
Charger Shimano EC-6002 Bosch Compact
Charger – 2A
100-240V
Bosch Compact
Charger – 2A
100-240V
Bosch Compact
Charger – 2A
100-240V
Battery charge time 0-100% in 10.2 hours
0-80% in 7.5 hours
0-100% in 7.5
hours (compact
charger) / 4.5 hrs
(standard charger)
0-100% in 7.5
hours (compact
charger) / 4.5 hrs
(standard charger)
0-100% in 7.5
hours (compact
charger) / 4.5 hrs
(standard charger)
System warranty period 2-year warranty
for all STEPS
components
beginning on the
date of purchase.
2-year warranty
for personal
use / 1-year for
commercial use
on all Bosch
components
beginning on
the date of
purchase.
2-year warranty
for personal
use / 1-year for
commercial use
on all Bosch
components
beginning on
the date of
purchase.
2-year warranty
for personal
use / 1-year for
commercial use
on all Bosch
components
beginning on
the date of
purchase.