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Old 12-16-2004, 10:47 PM
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11/12/2004

Munich/Berlin. Dr Manfred Stolpe, German Minister of Transport, Building and
Housing, Margareta Wolf, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry
for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and Georg Wilhelm
Adamowitsch, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour,
today open the German capital's first public hydrogen filling station. In
addition to conventional fuels, it offers hydrogen in the form of gas
(Compressed Gaseous Hydrogen - CGH2) and in liquefied form (Liquid Hydrogen -
LH2). The latter boasts a higher energy density and is favoured by the BMW Group
as it gives vehicles a greater range. As a project partner in the Clean Energy
Partnership (CEP), the BMW Group is playing an active role in the demonstration
programme by running trial vehicles based on the hydrogen-powered 7 Series.

"In this inauguration, we are pointing the way forward for sustainable mobility.
This project makes it patently evident that hydrogen has a high potential as a
replacement for oil and other fossil energy forms in many areas", declared Dr
Stolpe. Representing the BMW Group, Christoph Huss, Director of Science and
Transport Policy, added: "The BMW Group has been driving forward the development
of hydrogen vehicles for more than 20 years now. With the opening of this
hydrogen filling station in Berlin, all partners of the CEP have come a
significant step closer to fulfilling their vision of turning sustainable
mobility into reality."

As part of the opening ceremony, the fuelling of a BMW test car with liquid
hydrogen is presented to the government representatives. In the course of the
project, an entire fleet of BMW hydrogen-powered vehicles will be deployed in
Berlin.

Basis of the CEP Berlin: the Transport Energy Strategy
The involvement in the CEP Berlin is part of the BMW Group's involvement in
setting up an infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles. The basis of this is the
Transport Energy Strategy (TES). More than ten partners from the motor and
energy industry are collaborating in this group. The aim of the TES is to
introduce a countrywide supply network for the sustainable energy carrier
hydrogen. The German government is backing and overseeing the work of this
group, which was set up on the initiative, among others, of BMW AG. The Clean
Energy Partnership in Berlin is a project by the TES.

Coming to customers soon: BMW hydrogen cars
BMW AG will be offering customers a production car with a hydrogen combustion
engine during the production period of the current BMW 7 Series. This will
feature a bivalent drive that runs on hydrogen as well as petrol. It will mean
that the BMW flagship can be filled with both fuels depending on availability
and infrastructure in order to guarantee mobility for the customer.

http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:42 AM
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will it be at detroit? i'm suprised official pics haven't leaked out yet like they did with the 3 series...
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:52 AM
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will it be at detroit? i'm suprised official pics haven't leaked out yet like they did with the 3 series...

I don't think it'll be in Detroit, but more in Geneva.

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:53 AM
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Hmm, that red car looks like a CLS. And with what seems to be optional AMG wheels, too.

Interesting benchmark for this car, unless it's for the 5er underneath, or some other car out of frame.

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:54 AM
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I will be very pleased if the cars finally turns to be like that germancarfans pics. However, from what i've seen, the new S-Class will obliterate all rivals....too bad for us BMW lovers.
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:48 AM
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Hello,

the new engine-types in germany will be:

April 2005

BMW 740i/Li replaces/ersetzt BMW 735i/Li
BMW 750i/Li ersetzt BMW 745i/Li
BMW 745d ersetzt BMW 740d

Modellreihe sieht dann wie folgt aus:

BMW 730i/Li
190kw/258PS
2.996cm

BMW 740i/Li
225kw/306PS
4.000cm

BMW 750i/Li
270kw/367PS
4.798cm

BMW 760i/Li
327kw/445Ps
5.972cm

BMW 730d
170kw/231PS
2.993cm

BMW 745d
220kw/300PS
4.423cm


Best regards
Klaus

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:08 AM
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somehow i am not totally convinced by the engine sizes and outputs, doeasn't seem like a smart move on BMW's behalf
Klaus, where did you get your info from?
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:06 PM
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Today I had three new 7-series prototypes right in front of my car on the autobahn. All of them in a light blue color. They had the lower trunk-hood uncovered and the back-skirt also. There are no visible mufflers, but the skirt looks like the former facelifted Mercedes C-Class - kinda sporty ! The only covered pieces were still the lights on the trunk-hood and the signals at the front. It doesn't looked too bad!

I hope, that I'll catch them soon with my cam ...

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:24 PM
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Some of us have seen pics of the car you are describing. Not much can be discerned from them because BMW has molded their camouflage to look sort of like the current model. Then they painted everything the color of the car (light blue). You really can't see much more than what we've seen to date.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:11 PM
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I will be very pleased if the cars finally turns to be like that germancarfans pics. However, from what i've seen, the new S-Class will obliterate all rivals....too bad for us BMW lovers.

Yes, the new S-class is going to kill the 7 series, and even the A8 i think. It just looks so stunning in the spy pictures, and the quality will amaze. I hope BMW can keep up, i am one of the ones who like the 7 series design.

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