By Team Torquexpert

BMW iX5 Hydrogen Finally Launched With Pilot Feet

According to a statement from BMW, development on the iX5 hydrogen fuel cell SUV has moved on to the next stage.

 The iX5 will start testing with a modest volume production of 100 units among diverse target groups.

The hydrogen fuel cell variant, which is based on the current-generation X5, made its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. 

In the BMW Group's research and innovation centre in Munich, the iX5 pilot programme units were constructed prior to the serial production.

Toyota Motor Corporation is the supplier of the individual fuel cells for the BMW Group's iX5.

The hydrogen fuel cell's claimed range under the WLTP test is 504 kilometres, with a total system output of 401 horsepower.

It employs two carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) 700 bar tanks, each of which can contain roughly six kilos of hydrogen.