Report: BMW X7 Concept Will Have Hydrogen Fuel Cell

A BMW X7 concept will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next month with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, according to a new report.

It has long been known that BMW has a large three-row SUV in the works that will bear the X7 badge, but rumors that a hydrogen-powered concept will arrive are all-new. If the intel is to be believed, the concept will spawn a production version of the X7 with a hydrogen system.

This isn’t the first time BMW has expressed interest in hydrogen tech. It produced a hydrogen powered version of the E65/E66 generation BMW 7-Series, however the model was limited to just 100 units. It also showed off a hydrogen-powered version of its i8 sports car a couple of years ago, but the vehicle was only for research purposes and was never intended to go into production.

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The X7 concept will be succeeded by a production version of the large SUV, which should arrive sometime in early or mid-2018. It will of course be offered with conventional gasoline and diesel engines from launch, while a plug-in hybrid version may also arrive with a version of the 740e’s powertrain. The X7 will be built at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, which is currently tasked with building the X3, X5 and X6.

Keep an eye out for the X7 concept when the Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off next month.

[Source: BMW Blog]