Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hydrogen-powered 7-series sedan

BMW’s carbon cutting sedan features a six-liter hydrogen combustion engine that delivers performance on par with its gas-guzzling counterpart. The vehicle takes a step beyond BMW’s efforts to create a hydrogen/gasoline hybrid with astonishing results: tests conducted by Argonne Laboratories show that the car’s emissions are so low that they are undetectable by standard emissions tests.

Hydrogen Car from BMW

Hydrogen Car from BMW


BMW six-liter hydrogen combustion engine

BMW six-liter hydrogen combustion engine


Hydrogen-powered 7-series sedan

Hydrogen-powered 7-series sedan


It’s certainly true that Hydrogen fueled cars have some critical hurdles to overcome, but developments like this infuse the industry with an uplifting breath of fresh air. BMW currently has no plans for production, but the sedan marks sure signs of future-forward thinking.
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9 comments:

craigdatiga said...

Wait, i forgot where a spark was in a deisel engine... Can you tell me? I guess not, deisels use glow plugs, and the cylinders fire by heat and compression. Popular mechanics needs to get some educated staff... Pronto.

ecci21 said...

hence why you spend and extra 15K for a toyota?

agent007 said...

It releases alot of power when it burns because it burns much hotter and much faster, and it's only exhaust is steam.

godzillla said...

common man...yes tomorrow i am going to go make my m5 bmw run on hydrogen that is not the future...perfomance will be shatured if all cars would run on hydrogen...so F.you mate :)

dominican2009 said...

yes! ill buy this car! Hydrogen , the future! the hope to stop climate change =D!

Mechaniclese said...

The point is not how cheap it can be. The point is that its better for the environment...

gotitBaby09 said...

it gets ~17 mpg on gasoline and it takes 50 liters of hydrogen to go the same distance as it can on 13.9 liters of gasoline

Anonymous said...

good to see that some companies are thinking in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

they are building hydrogen pumps arnold shwarzenneger is already started building hydrogen pumps in LA for BMW,and its lot easier then gas

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