BMW will be demonstrating its fuel cell technology, while also allowing visitors to experience the car first-hand.
BMW has announced that the near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered SUV, the iX5 will be unveiled at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany.
The new BMW iX5 Hydrogen is based on the brand’s i Hydrogen NEXT concept car, first showcased in 2019. At the IAA Mobility 2021, BMW will be demonstrating its fuel cell technology, while also allowing visitors to experience the car first-hand. The FCEV will then go on to enter a small (pilot) series production in end-2022, for further testing and demonstration purposes.
The BMW iX5 Hydrogen is similar to the current-gen X5 SUV. However, it does feature a new bumper design, large 22-inch aero wheels and blue accents all around the car. The iX5 is said to combine high-performance hydrogen fuel cells with the brand’s latest fifth-generation eDrive technology.
The FCEV drivetrain converts hydrogen to electricity, producing 168 BHP. There is also a high-voltage battery which serves as a performance buffer, increasing the power output to 368 BHP. The iX5 also comes with a six-kilogram hydrogen tank, however, BMW is yet to announce the maximum range of the iX5 FCEV.
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