Hello, do you remember in 2001 BMW did a world tour (in Dubai, Brussels, Milan, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Berlin) with 10 BMW E38 models named BMW 750hL?
Under the hood those E38 had a V12 and it worked on both hydrogen and petrol. On hydrogen that E38 could drive 350km and its hydrogen tank is for 140 litres.
Recently I saw a video with James May driving a Toyota Mirai which is a hydrogen fuell cell electric vehicle so I asked myself why BMW is not doing smth similar. I guess since 2001 they could have developed and improved this technology to another level.
Btw, It takes around 3-5 min to fill it up and continue driving 🙂
I was waiting for this! Imagine you go to your parking spot open new BMW 745e push start button and car quietly starts moving…and this lasts for about 50 km…well at leasts BMW says so.
According to specs of new bmw g11 lci 745e will be able to drive on pure electric mode around 50km. Yeah that’s not Tesla with more than 400km but let’s not forget that at current time in most countries the electric infrastructure is not so good developed so we still need cars with both petrol engine in case battery is discharged, right?
Here is a picture of a new BMW 7 hybrid in M-Pack and I like it. Actually I want it. Anybody there need a $100.000 website? 🙂 Please order from my company 🙂 here is the link: www.nahabagroup.com Thank you 🙂
Here is a picture with white hybrid bmw 7 with m-pack and short description. Looks good isn’t it?
The most amazing thing for me is that this hybrid models now includes a 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine. Man that is amazing, looks like BMW read my mind. LOL
I always thought that a 4-cylinder for such a huge and in hybrid version heavy car is not enough on highways or high speed highways (still not sure correct name). Having a 6-cylinder petrol engine seems like perfect solution for now. I like this approach 🙂
The maximum speed for all three models is electronically cut off at 250 km/h.
The new high-voltage battery for the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series is now 12.0 kWh.
In ELECTRIC mode, the power of the electric motor alone is even sufficient to reach a speed of 140 km/h. The electrically powered range of the new BMW 745e is between 54 and 58 kilometres*, while the new BMW 745Le reaches 52 to 55 kilometres*. The new BMW 745Le xDrive achieves an electrically powered range of 50 to 54 kilometres.
When selecting a public charging station, the navigation system also provides the driver with a list of recommended nearby hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourist attractions and cultural institutions.
Ok finally some official data for each model:
CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.
BMW 745e: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,1 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,6 – 15,1 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 52 – 48g/km
BMW 745Le: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,2 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,7 – 15,6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 53 – 50g/km
BMW 745Le xDrive: Fuel consumption combined: 2,6 – 2,3 l/100km; power consumption combined: 16,3 – 15,8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 59 – 52g/km
These details have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes.