People have started thinking of another solution of fuel saving car mainly because of the fuel price hike to the unacceptable price and one of the attracted issues about alternative fuel is the hydrogen car.
BMW has played an important role in doing the research of this hydrogen car and came out with the H2R hydrogen car model.
BMW H2R Specifications
6.0-liter, V-12 liquid-hydrogen-powered engine
Top speed over 187 mph (301 kph)
Aluminum space-frame chassis (generates almost no interior vibration)
Carbon-fiber-reinforced, Formula 1-style body
0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 6 seconds
3,440 pounds (1,560 kg) with full tank and driver
5.4 meters (17.7 feet) long, 2 meters (6.6 feet) wide
BMW has heralded the age of the hydrogen-powered production car by setting nine world records with its groundbreaking H2R Record Car. Using an adapted version of the 6.0-litre 12-cylinder engine taken from the BMW 760i, the aerodynamically efficient carbon fibre-bodied H2R posted the results following one intensive day of testing at the Miramas Proving Ground in the south of France.
This is not the first venture into hydrogen propulsion by BMW, they have been examining the possible use of hydrogen-powered vehicles since 1978. In May 2000, BMW became the first carmaker to run a demonstration fleet of 15 hydrogen-powered 750iL’s and in 2001 BMW started the CleanEnergy WorldTour aimed at raising awareness of the technology.
What is the BMW H7?
In 2006, BMW introduced the world’s first hydrogen-powered production vehicle — the H7. BMW claims that the H7 will world-class luxury and performance along with the clean-air benefits of hydrogen technology when it debuts. The H7 will feature a combustion engine that can run on either liquid hydrogen or gasoline. BMW’s Double-VANOS and Valvetronic engine technologies will allow the engine to adjust to burning hydrogen/air or gasoline/air fuel mixtures.