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BMW iX5 Puts Hydrogen Power To Use In Acceleration Test: Video


You’ve seemingly seen your fair proportion of acceleration exams accomplished with vehicles that had combustion engines and/or massive batteries. Effectively, this 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) is completely different as a result of the BMW iX5 has neither a gasoline/diesel engine nor an enormous and heavy battery pack. The hydrogen SUV does include a tiny 2-kWh battery however solely to seize the juice from the regenerative braking system. This diminutive 400-volt lithium-ion battery additionally acts as an influence buffer and helps throughout acceleration.

Our German colleagues at Bimmer At this time had the chance to see how a lot efficiency you’re getting from a hydrogen SUV. The BMW iX5 is unquestionably not sluggish for such a big and heavy car. It hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in lower than six seconds and had no points going over 124 mph (200 km/h). Positive, it’s no X5 M60, not to mention an X5 M, however it will possibly in all probability sustain with the X5 xDrive50e plug-in hybrid and its inline-six engine.

Primarily based on the pre-LCI X5, the gasoline cell iX5 has about 401 horsepower (295 kilowatts) and even a devoted Sport mode. It unlocks the complete energy and stiffens up the suspension to allow a extra partaking drive. Talking of getting enjoyable, the SUV has a rear-wheel-drive structure, which solely the entry-level X5 sDrive40 nonetheless affords in america.

As with all hydrogen BMWs earlier than it, you’ll be able to’t truly purchase the iX5. The gasoline cell SUV is a part of a trial fleet of fewer than 100 items present process testing everywhere in the world. Nonetheless, there would possibly come a time when folks will be capable to buy a hydrogen BMW. We’re listening to the next-generation X5 (“G65”) will get a gasoline cell by-product on the identical CLAR platform. It may occur as early as 2027.

Little else is thought concerning the new X5, however it’s reportedly getting X-shaped headlights and a battery-powered electrical by-product. The latter may even be underpinned by the CLAR structure as an alternative of getting the Neue Klasse {hardware} of the smaller iX3 due in 2025.

Supply: Bimmer At this time / YouTube


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