Every year, at the RETTmobil trade fair, BMW introduces tailor-made special-purpose vehicles for rescue teams, fire services, emergency physicians and police forces. This year makes no exception. At stand No. 208 in Hall 2 and on the outdoor area of the specialist trade fair RETTmobil 2018 in Fulda (15 to 17 May 2019), the BMW Group will again present a wide selection of vehicles.
This year, with six different models on two and four wheels, BMW will again provide a detailed insight into its diverse range of specialized vehicles. The selection of exhibition vehicles is led by the new 3 Series Sedan with a concealed special signalling system. The BMW Group stand will also showcase a BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer and a BMW X3 as emergency medical vehicles and a BMW X1 as a fire command vehicle. The fire-service version of the BMW F 750 GS exhibited by BMW Motorrad rounds off the BMW Group’s emergency vehicle fleet. The BMW Group will also present the police version of the BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! as a campaign vehicle on the outdoor area of RETTmobil.
In vibrant “Melbourne red metallic”, this BMW 3 Series commands attention from afar. In addition to an independent special signalling system, with tone sequence and magnetic flashing light, the vehicle is also equipped with independent front flashers. To create the optimal working environment, the BMW 320d xDrive Sedan also features comfort and safety-enhancing details such as LED headlights, M leather steering wheel, Driving Assistant, Park Distance Control and the “Professional” business package.
A four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 140 kW/190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1750 and 2500 rpm is responsible for getting the vehicle to its deployment location quickly. It takes the BMW 320d xDrive Sedan to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 233 km/h.
A BMW X3 xDrive20d with signal wrapping in RAL 3026 luminous bright red will also be on display at the BMW Group stand at RETTmobil 2019. The words “emergency medic” on the sides, rear and bonnet clearly indicate the intended use. In addition to the corresponding wrapping, the model presented at the BMW stand also has a special signaling system with yellow turn signals, additional front flashers and alley lights.
The special signalling system mounted on the roof rail, combined with two blue front and rear flashers, captures other road users’ attention whenever emergency medics are deployed. The vehicle also comes pre-installed for digital radio.
Emergency medics can rely on the “Professional” navigation system for the fastest route to their deployment.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, thanks to its raised seating position, large doors and heavy-duty load floor, is the perfect for conversion to an emergency medical vehicle. The optical equipment is completed by blue flashers at the front and blue and yellow flashers at the rear, with additional yellow flashers in the boot lid.
In addition to a Sepura digital radio pre-installation and corresponding radio antenna, a 230-volt power socket and two DIN 12V sockets with continuous current, a permanently installed charger for the two vehicle batteries and a steel partition grid meet all the requirements of an emergency medical vehicle.
The emergency vehicle sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 218 km/h.
The typical qualities of the current BMW X1 include reliability, versatility, efficiency and dynamic performance. This makes the all-rounder highly suitable for a wide range of applications – for example, as command cars for the fire department. Among the most visible features of the BMW X1 xDrive18d on display at RETTmobil 2019 are the eye-catching BMW-design wrapping in RAL 3000, the special signalling system and two blue LED flashers at both the front and rear. A second battery that powers the specific components needed for the deployment and digital radio pre-installation with radio antenna meet the basic requirements for an emergency service command vehicle.
i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! police vehicle.
Other vehicles in display will be the BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! with extensive tuning components from AC Schnitzer, ultra-high-performance tires from Hankook, a special signaling system from Hella and official wrapping from FOLIATEC.com. From BMW Motorrad, we’re getting the BMW F 750 GS with several flashing LED beacons and a rotating LED beacon, each of which can switch between blue and yellow lights. The entire lighting system and tone sequencer are safely operated by compact, ergonomically optimised controls on the handlebar.