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Friday, September 15, 2006

Tesla Roadster vs BMW

  Posted by Picasa MUNICH, Germany Sep 12, 2006 (AP)— German automaker BMW AG said Tuesday it will introduce the world's first hydrogen-powered luxury performance car.

Known as the Hydrogen 7, the car will be built in a limited edition in Europe and will eventually be sold in the U.S. market, the company said in a statement. No date has been set for U.S. sales.

The car is equipped with an internal combustion engine capable of running on either hydrogen or gasoline and is based on BMW's 7 Series. If run on gasoline, the car's gas milage will be 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Hydrogen technology minimizes emissions of carbon dioxide. Running in the hydrogen mode, the Hydrogen 7 essentially emits nothing but vapor, BMW said.

The car's engine is powered by a 260-horsepower, 12-cylinder engine and accelerates from zero to 62.1 mph in 9.5 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 143 mph.

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Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Say... isn't that a modified Lotus roadster? The one that one can actually buy this side of the Atlantic? I'm a bit confused... is it a Lotus licenced to BMW, modified for hydrogen power?

4:00 PM  
Blogger TonyGuitar said...

That*s a Red Tesla Electric.

The BMW people have not released a photo of their new proto-type Hydrogen luxury 12 cyl. roadster yet so the Tesla is the standard it must meet.

The Tesla has better specs. =TG

8:14 PM  

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