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Geneva News: Custom BMW X3 Rescue Vehicle to Makes Debut

March 5, 2009

Benson Kong
Mar 5, 2009
Photo 2/3   |   bmw X3 Rescue Vehicle Concept driver Side View
The BMW X3 is proving to be quite the adaptable crossover SUV, as BMW has converted a European-spec X3 xDrive20d into an emergency rescue vehicle for the Geneva Auto Show. To make the X3 suitable for delivering medical attention, the X3 was given flashing lights in the rear, an appropriately-loud electric siren, and a roof-mounted lighting and alarm system with a blue light and LED display with the word NOTARZT, which means emergency doctor.
On the interior, a metal divide has been added to separate the cargo area from the passenger cabin, and special radio mounting has been added, which also includes a power supply and a charging point in the cargo area.
Photo 3/3   |   bmw X3 Rescue Vehicle Concept passenger Side View
The powerplant fitted in the X3 xDrive20d is a 2.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder, which puts out 177 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Average fuel economy for the diesel stands at approximately 34.6 mpg, while CO2 emissions range from 0.61 to 0.63 lbs per mile driven. The 0 to 60 mph time stands at 8.9 seconds.

Source: BMW Deutschland (press release in German)

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