BMW X3 xDrive20d Emergency Rescue Vehicle

Beside the other goodies we already told you about, BMW will also display at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show a BMW X3 xDrive20d emergency rescue vehicle that features a wide range of functions particularly aimed at special-purpose models.

The first thing you'll notice when looking at the car is obviously the white and red livery plus the blue rooftop lights seen on many other rescue vehicles. "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," BMW explained in a statement for the press.

Just as expected, the car also incorporates an electronic siren plus the mandatory LED
display with the word NOTARZT that stands for "emergency doctor". "Two additional flashing lights are fitted inside the boot, which when opened, provide adequate warning to oncoming traffic during difficult operations," the manufacturer added.

The interior is almost 100 percent different when compared to the one of the base model, with all kinds of emergency equipment no replacing the traditional BMW X3 parts. For example, the emergency rescue model boasts a sturdy metal dividing frame between the luggage space and passenger cabin, a mounting for the radio device with power supply and a rest for the hand unit plus a charging point in the luggage area. A 12-volt battery is also available in order to power the emergency equipment.

In terms of power, this special edition X3 is basically the same with the standard model, with maximum output rated at 130kW (177hp). The xDrive all-wheel drive system is also available so handling and grip are the same no matter the road or weather conditions.
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