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2008 BMW Hydrogen 7


The Future Today!

A three-quarter rear view of the BMW Hydrogen 7

In short: A classy hydrogen-powered sedan.

At first glance, this five-passenger luxury sedan looks like any of the other 7-series BMWs on the road. Yet a quick peek under the automobile’s hood reveals an entirely different story—hydrogen! For fuel, the BMW Hydrogen 7 can use the Universe’s most abundant gas or, with a push of a button, regular gasoline. The car is powered by a 260 hp V12 engine and can reach speeds up to 143 mph. As far as range goes, the vehicle achieves a 125-mile distance with hydrogen and 310 miles with gasoline.

Warranty/Service: n/a.

Base Price: $2,000,000 (est.)

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 6-liter V12
Horsepower: 260 hp @ 5,100 rpm
Torque: 287 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight: n/a
Wheelbase: n/a
Length/Width/Height: n/a
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes: all-wheel disc with ABS and brake assist
4-wheel independent, anti-roll bar front and rear
traction control and electronic stability

0-62 mph: 9.5 seconds
Top Speed: 143 mph

Hydrogen range: 125 miles
Gas range: 310 miles

Hydrogen MPG: 19.2 mpg
Gas MPG: 20 mpg

Safety: dual front impact airbags, dual front side-impact airbags, overhead airbag

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PSV050108 (Updated 06/23/10 NW)