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The Ultimate Ambulance: BMW X6 xDrive50i – 407 horsepower

BMW X6 | May 13th, 2009 by 6
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Usually an ambulance is not something anyone should get excited about out, but when that emergency vehicle turns out to be a “monster on four …

Usually an ambulance is not something anyone should get excited about out, but when that emergency vehicle turns out to be a “monster on four wheels”, then things change. The high-end X6 model, xDrive50i, has been converted into an ambulance which features all the necessary emergency equipment along with all the associated external visual emergency lights.

The Ultimate Ambulance: BMW X6 xDrive50i   407 horsepower

As you might remember, the BMW X6 is powered by a 4.4 liter V8 engine producing 407 horsepower. And since in the end it’s still a medical emergency vehicle, the car runs from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

Of course there are many situations when getting earlier to a medical facility can be imperative and save a lot of lives, so then we have no choice but to be glad that these type of ambulances are being developed.

The X6 Ambulance will make its debut at the RETTmobil trade show for rescue and mobility vehicles in Germany.


[Motorzeitung.de via BimmerToday ]


  • Doug

    Whhaaaatt ???!? What’s next, a 200EX firetruck?

  • citi

    If I was guaranteed to drive that ambulance I’d sign up to become an ambulance driver tomorrow.

  • 229ra12

    Isn’t the BMW X5M a better choice as an ambuance as it is bigger and has more space?
    Looks good though.

  • Gord

    I guess this ambulance will deliver the patients quickly to the hospital. :)

  • Shawn

    As a Paramedic, I can say that a powerful, sharp handling Ambulance will save lives.
    This vehicle would be classified as an ERU “Emergency Response Vehicle” and while it would carry all EMS drugs and equipment, it would not be used for patient transport.
    In my service we use Police Pack Chevrolet Tahoes for this purpose. They handle like dogs and are underpowered.
    When a child is choking – I’d take the BMW.

  • Greg

    In Germany, the EMS system includes special emergency doctors who respond to serious trauma or medical emergencies.

    The responding emergency doctor, or “Notarzt” often drives separately from the ambulance crew, and has a special car, which is more powerful and maneuverable, since they won’t be carrying a patient.

    Porsche has designed a Cayenne for a similar application. I think the manufacturers do this the way Lambo builds “police cars” for the autostrade.

    For a short description: http://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/cgi/content/full/96/3/912

    If you google “notarzt” you’ll see lots of pics of more typical cars.

    Greg

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