At the 2014 RETTmobil, an event hosting custom-designed special-purpose and emergency vehicles, BMW will unveil a new family of emergency vehicles and motorcycles. At the forefront is the new BMW X5 which was now fitted with equipment specific to an emergency vehicle, followed by the X1, X3 and 3 Series Gran Turismo.
One interesting model that will server as a paramedic vehicle is the all-new BMW M235i, a performance car that seems to be more comfortable on the race track but with abilities that could serve as an emergency car.
From May 14 to 16, 2014, the BMW Group will be displaying an extensive range of custom-designed special-purpose and emergency vehicles at the 14th RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda.
RETTmobil ranks as the leading European trade fair for emergency services and mobility, acting as an important information platform for paramedics, rescue services and firefighters, as well as public services, local authorities and trade associations. More than 450 exhibitors will come to Fulda to present their latest technologies and developments in the fields of emergency rescue, technical intervention, firefighting and disaster recovery.
As a leading manufacturer of premium cars and motorcycles, BMW also has decades of experience in developing and building special-purpose vehicles. In Fulda, BMW will present an extensive range of practical and purpose- designed emergency vehicles which meet highest standards not only in performance, practicality and safety but also in cost efficiency and fuel economy.
BMW emergency vehicles: customised functionality and performance.
BMW is presenting a total of six different models at this year’s RETTmobil, beginning with an attractive and eye-catching exhibit at the main entrance to the show: a BMW M235i paramedic vehicle. Highlights at the trade fair stand itself include paramedic vehicles based on the new BMW X5 xDrive30d and on the BMW X3 xDrive20d, and a BMW X1 xDrive20d fire command vehicle. Finally, the BMW Group is also exhibiting a BMW 325d Gran Turismo covert emergency vehicle and the new BMW R 1200 RT motorcycle.
BMW X5 as a fast, high-performance emergency vehicle.
When every second counts, a powerful engine and optimal handling are crucial qualities in an emergency vehicle. The new BMW X5 xDrive30d (combined fuel consumption: 6.2* l/100 km [45.6 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 164–162 g/km) is a natural choice for the job. Equipped with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system and 8-speed Steptronic transmission, this Sports Activity Vehicle is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine which combines impressive performance with high efficiency. Peak output of 190 kW (258 hp) and powerful peak torque of 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) ensure that this paramedic vehicle wastes no time getting to the scene of an emergency. The special advantages of this model include its high seating position and precise, light-action steering. Further plus points are the outstanding spaciousness, extensive interior adaptability and an automatic tailgate which allows emergency equipment to be quickly accessed. Amongst other things, the new-generation BMW X5 boasts an extended engine line-up that includes a new entry-level version, the BMW X5 sDrive25d (combined fuel consumption: 5.7–5.6* l/100 km [49.6–50.4 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 151–149 g/km).
BMW M235i: paramedic vehicle in a class of its own.
The latest addition to the BMW M family, the BMW M235i Coupe, embodies unadulterated sporty performance. Its six-cylinder in-line petrol engine develops maximum power of 240 kW (326 hp) and accelerates this compact two-door model from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.0 seconds (combined fuel consumption: 8.1* l/100 km [34.9 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 189 g/km). Naturally, the chassis and brake system provide sharp handling and stopping power to match the performance of this sporty model, even in extreme situations. Somewhat out of the usual run of emergency vehicles, this model makes an exciting addition to the range with its fascinating styling and cutting-edge technology.