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BMW i Hydrogen Next looks sharp with blue accents

It previews BMW's next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system.

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Based on the current-generation X5 SUV, this vehicle previews the automaker's future efforts in hydrogen power, the next iteration of which will debut in 2022.    

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BMW hopes to have fuel cell vehicles on sale by 2025.   

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BMW made a few key modifications to the X5's exterior to help it stand apart from other, more traditionally powered X5s.    

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The body is covered in a blue triangle livery, with that color extending to the grilles, headlights, wheels and rear diffuser.     

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BMW on Tuesday unveiled the i Hydrogen Next fuel cell development vehicle.

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Speaking of the rear diffuser, those blue elements replace the tailpipes, seeing as how there's no internal combustion engine.     

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That's about it, really. It's just a regular ol' X5 otherwise.    

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Hydrogen's refilling times are similar to that of a gasoline car, which means it's a fair bit faster than your average modern EV.     

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The range is dictated by the size of the tank, and the powertrain itself isn't really affected by the climate.     

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Keep scrolling or clicking to check out a couple more pictures of the i Hydrogen Next's powertrain.

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