At the IAA Mobility in Munich, BMW is showing its support for hydrogen. The fuel cell IX5 can be seen at the show, as well as at BMW Welt, the brand’s showcase.
While the 2023 edition of the show is clearly marked by battery electric cars, hydrogen has not been forgotten. The Bavarian brand, which is here in its own backyard (the show takes place at Messestadt West and in the city centre), wanted to mark the occasion with its hydrogen-powered SUV. At the press day on Monday 4 September, the fuel-cell IX5 was on display right next to the Neue Klasse concept. And the project Manager, Jurgen Guldner, was there to explain BMW’s vision of hydrogen to the media. The powertrain was exhibited right next to the vehicle.
And the iX5 Hydrogen was still there when the IAA Mobility opened its doors. It will surely be presented to the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who was at the show on this first day.
At the same time, it is also possible for the public to see this vehicle at BMW Welt, the futuristic showroom that was built opposite the brand’s headquarters in 2007. The vehicle can be seen right at the entrance, as well as on a mezzanine floor where it is exhibited alongside the H2R concept (Hydrogen Racing, the racing car that ran at the Goodwood Festival this summer).
If anyone doubted it, BMW’s future will be electric, but also hydrogen.
Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King