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  • http://www.motormo.com/ Rob

    It’s great and all, but hydrogen is still the future…

  • lazybones

    I was waiting to see what the great BMW was going to do with EV technology. But I wasn’t expecting them to reduced the torque. But at least they come to their senses and dumped Hydrogen in favour of a workable solution.

  • Old Dog

    Hydrogen is the future, but its a distant future.

    • The Real Car Fanatic

      here’s hoping it’s in Lazybones lifetime so he can swallow his pride

      • lazybones

        Ok, Since i have explained in detail why Hydrogen is doomed. How about you explain why it will succeed.

        • The Real Car Fanatic

          I’ve already done that. Currently it is far too expensive to produce, but with everything from Petroleum in the early 1900 to Carbon Fibre in the 21st century. Production was initially expensive, not so now, infact when the first Combustion engined cars appear, many people shared the opinion you have on Hydrogen. They were expensive to make, own and run, it was a toy for the rich that would never be mainstream. Now even poor people like you have a car.

          Intime Hydrogen will be the fuel used in cars, you’ll see.

        • lazybones

          Ok, so your entire philosophy is that, it will just get cheaper and somehow the laws of thermal dynamics will just change. Ok got it.

          • The Real Car Fanatic

            Show me one example in history where something didn’t become cheaper to make, process or develop with more research over a period of say 30 to 40 years? Something that currently exist that was once thought would not work Einstein? Let me answer that for you, never. Shame we won’t get to see you eat your words, just hide under your rock when it does happen.

            Enough said!

          • lazybones

            Your missing the point. The problem with H2 is supply. In the next 100-150 years all fossil fuels will be gone. Currently 80% of H2 comes from Natural gas. We will have no choice but power the planet on 100% renewables. Thats a big ask considering the growing demand on energy of the planet. The only option is to be more efficient not less.

            So to create a H2 supply for cars will require 3 times more energy (lookup Hydrogen Economy) than to do the same with electric or hybrid cars. Where are we going to find this extra supply? Fission is over 50 years away from supplying returns. If we were in a situation where there was a surplus of energy then i’d agree with you. But the reverse is true.

            “Show me one example in history where something didn’t become cheaper to make, process or develop with more research over a period of say 30 to 40 years?”

            OIL

          • The Real Car Fanatic

            I said make, process or develop, not sale price for pure profiteering! And over the next 100 to 150 years fossil fuels will dry up, but look at how far we have come over the last 100 years! You even said yourself Fission is 50 years away. Hmmm last time I checked 50 years was alot shorter than 100 to 150 years.

            Shot yourself in the foot there bud!

          • lazybones

            “I said make, process or develop, not sale price for pure profiteering!”

            Clearly you are unware of the extensive processing that goes into getting a litre of fuel into your car. Not to mention the extensive seismic research that goes into find the stuff. And what about the development of cleaner burning fuels like Optimax etc.

            “Shot yourself in the foot there bud!”

            If fission is 50 years out, it doesn’t surplus electicity in 51 years time. Just to get the world on 100% renewables in 100 years will be a major ask. Your basic muppet understanding of the energy sector is priceless.

            Even if there was a magical H2 infrastructure available. The supply and price of H2 would be governed by the oil companies who you claim, quote “price for pure profiteering!”. What do you think will happen to the price of H2 if were to become mainstream?

    • Philthy

      Hydrogen requires a lot of energy to produce, compress and transport, and is very difficult to store. The range and charge time issues with batteries will be sorted out in the near future and there’s already a distribution and production network in place. On balance, battery EV’s are in front for now.

BMW 1 Series Specs

Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
1
Variant
20i
Series
E87
Year
2004
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
200Nm @  3600rpm
Max. Power
110kW @  6200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
87.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
84x90mm
Compression Ratio
10.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.91
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
50
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1260
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1430mm
Length
4227mm
Width
1751mm
Ground Clearance
107mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1200  Unbrake:665
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.7
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
205/50 R17
Rear Tyres
205/50 R17
Wheel Base
2660
Front Track
1484
Rear Track
1497
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Sport Seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio Compact Disc Player
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Sports Suspension
Driver
Parking Distance Control, Satellite Navigation
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Metallic Paint, Xenon Headlights
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-M-7
Country of Origin
GERMANY