AG’s H2R hydrogen-fueled vehicle sets nine international speed records at the Miramas high-speed proving grounds in France.
Among the records set for hydrogen-powered, internal combustion powered vehicles is the flying-start kilometer (11.993 seconds), flying-start mile (19.912 seconds) and the standing-start mile (36.725 seconds).
The H2R Record Car uses a version of’s 6L 12-cyl. engine, which develops 232 hp using liquid hydrogen fuel. BMW says the car is capable of 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration in less than six seconds and a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).
Modifications to the engine include a revised fuel-injection system to handle the hydrogen fuel, larger intake vales, different valve seat rings and software changes to the engine management system.
BMW says it is committed to launching a dual-fuel version of the current 7-Series model, which it says will be the world’s first premium sedan built for dual-fuel operation.