BMW – iX5 Hydrogen (2023)
The BMW iX5 Hydrogen is further proof of the BMW Group’s leading development expertise in the field of electric drive technologies. It is systematically pushing forward with development of hydrogen fuel cell technology as an additional option for locally emission-free individual mobility in the future. One of the core elements in the BMW iX5 Hydrogen is the highly efficient fuel cell system generating a continuous output of 125 kW/170 hp. In combination with a highly integrated drive unit using the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology and a power battery with lithium-ion technology developed specially for this vehicle, the powertrain channels maximum output of 295 kW/401 hp onto the road. In coasting overrun and braking phases, the motor also serves as a generator, feeding energy back into a power battery. Two hydrogen tanks supply the fuel cell system with gaseous hydrogen resulting in 504 km electric range (WLTP cycle).
The BMW iX5 Hydrogen was developed on the basis of the BMW X5 and was first unveiled as a concept at the IAA show in 2019. Initial prototypes were then made available at the IAA Mobility 2021 for visitors to experience in action as shuttle vehicles.