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BMW Hydrogen 7 to premiere in Australia in January

Posted by Car Geek on December 13, 2007

Hydrogen isn’t something we get to speak a lot about here, so naturally we’re interested when a hydrogen-capable production vehicle makes it way to our shores. In this case, the BMW Hydrogen 7 will be showcased at Federation Square in Melbourne from January 21-28. The display will be part of a BMW exhibition outlining their “EfficientDynamics” technology, including hydrogen, hybrid and diesel vehicles, reflecting their long, medium and short term approaches to reducing emissions.

BMW Hydrogen 7, image courtesy of AutoWeb.

BMW’s Hydrogen 7 vehicle shares many uses a V12 combustion engine, rather than a fuel cell like many other hydrogen vehicles, to produce 191kW of power and a 0-100 km/h time of 9.5 seconds. A full tank of 8 kg of hydrogen allows it to travel up to 200 km, or up to 500 km when using petrol. The car has been seen frequently in the hands of environmentally conscious celebrities, but don’t expect to be able to pick one up from your local dealer any time soon.

If you’re interested in what the automotive industry sees as the future of transportation (or at least one small part of it) and you’re in Melbourne, it’s worth a look – the car isn’t likely to come back to the country for public viewing for a while after this. We’ll be there to get some pictures and information to share with you all.

(Source: BMW)

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