Jason Bateman trades in the stair car for a BMW Hydrogen 7

Actor Jason Bateman is finally get a decent set of wheels. After being relegated to the Bluth family's stair car, a scorched old Mercedes and his bicycle for two underwatched seasons on Arrested Development, Bateman is now getting one of BMW's Hydrogen 7s. Bateman is the latest in the list of celebrities to be loaned one of Munich's dual fuel hydrogen wonders. BMW has built about 100 of the Hydrogen 7 sedans that retain a V-12 engine but can run on either gasoline or liquid hydrogen. Since the car only has a range of about 100 miles on hydrogen, the gasoline option comes in handy.

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The Golden Globe Winner to be among the first Americans to hit the road in a BMW Hydrogen 7
Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Arrested Development star Jason Bateman received a new set of wheels. BMW announced that he is the latest person to receive the keys to a BMW Hydrogen 7 - the world's first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan. The BMW Hydrogen 7 melds the polished luxury of BMW's largest sedan with the virtually emission-free power of a hydrogen combustion engine.

The BMW Pioneer Program gives industry leaders and prominent figures in entertainment, politics and business a BMW Hydrogen 7 for their daily use as proof that hydrogen powered vehicles can be viable for everyday driving. Bateman is the newest member of a group that includes Will Ferrell, Jay Leno, Ed Norton, and Cameron Diaz, among others, to opt for a BMW Hydrogen 7 as their energy-efficient ride of choice.

"Driving in the H7 is like being in a time machine - a full size luxury time machine... with power windows," said Bateman. "And in the future people are smart; they pump water instead of gas! Hopefully someday soon I'll be able to buy one of these beautiful cars so I can get back to the future."

In addition to memorable roles in films like The Kingdom and Smokin' Aces, Bateman was most recently seen as Michael Loring in the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film, Juno, and will also be seen in this summer's action-comedy film Hancock.

Previously announced members of the BMW Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program include Will Ferrell, Jay Leno, opera star Placido Domingo, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Oscar® Award-winning producer Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth"), and famed director Steve Gaghan, among others. The vehicle has also made an impact oversees, with luminaries such as Michael Glos, German Federal Minister for Economy and Technology, and Günter Verheugen, Vice President of the European Commission, and many others.

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