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BMW X3 xDrive20d Emergency Rescue Vehicle at Geneva Motor Show

BMW X3 | March 1st, 2009 by 1
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We are continuing the BMW at Geneva Auto Show coverage with a new announcement: BMW X3 xDrive20d emergency rescue vehicle will be presented for the …

We are continuing the BMW at Geneva Auto Show coverage with a new announcement: BMW X3 xDrive20d emergency rescue vehicle will be presented for the first time. This will be the first time that BMW will show off a medical emergency vehicle at an auto show.

The X3 is powered by the efficient 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine outputting 177 horsepower and an average fuel consumption of 34 MPG. As expected with any emergency vehicle, the X3 is painted in white with the usual red stripes on the sides, pointing the fact that we are not looking at a regular X3. It is also fitted with a special alarm system mounted on the roof, including a blue light, siren and a LED display with the word Notarzt, which stands for “emergency doctor”

BMW X3 xDrive20d Emergency Rescue Vehicle at Geneva Motor Show

To further increase its visibility, the car’s contour markings have integrated reflective gaps on the sides and at the bottom of the boot lid.

Inside, the X3′s cabin looks like any other emergency vehicle, a radio transmitter, cargo cage the luggage space and passenger cabin. Mechanical changes are limited to an extra 12-volt battery to help power the emergency equipment.

We’ve been seeing a lot of different X3 models lately, starting with the X3 Limited Sport Edition and now the X3 rescue vehicle.  Is this a move by BMW to push the sales on the X3 or simply just a strategy to show the different roles an X3 can “play”.

BMW X3 xDrive20d Emergency Rescue Vehicle at Geneva Motor Show

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