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by Karl Peskett

Attention all environmentally conscious citizens. Hydrogen is on its way down under.

In late January next year, BMW will showcase its Hydrogen 7 limousine at a week long public expo in Melbourne. A fleet of the factory built flagships will be used to provide real-time driving experiences for select political and business leaders, as well as key environment and media opinion formers.

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At Federation Square, from January 21-29, a specially built pavillion will demonstrate BMW’s commitment to future technology, and shift away from fossil fuels. Interactive and static displays will also feature, with information walls to show the many technological automotive advancements BMW has developed in recent times.

Although the Hydrogen 7 is not exactly bursting with power, its respectable outputs of 119kW and 390Nm from the dual-fuel V12 propel it to 100km/h in 9.5 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 230km/h. It carries 8kg of hydrogen in a crash-proof tank, eliminating any Hindenburg-like outcome.

“BMW Group Australia is delighted to be able to welcome the Hydrogen 7 sedans to Melbourne, but more than that, to be able to demonstrate to Australians the great strides in innovation BMW has taken and will continue to take in the future towards emission-free mobility,” said BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Guenther Seemann.

At this stage, only 100 models of the Hydrogen 7 will be built.




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