Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Luxury accommodation in medical care is growing into big business, but while many hospitals are offering luxuriously-appointed private rooms to rival the most prestigious hotels around the world, ambulances are still ambulances. That's not about to change, but BMW is pitching its X6 crossover as an ideal platform for an emergency response vehicle. This vehicle, which the German automaker will present at the upcoming RETTmobile emergency vehicle show in Germany, has been specially equipped to transport a doctor or paramedic to the scene of an emergency before a full-size ambulance could get there.
The X6 ambulance, powered by a 407-horsepower twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, follows hot on the heels of the X6 M safety car which BMW presented specially for the MotoGP motorcycle racing series only days after the vehicle's debut at the New York Auto Show last month...not to mention arch-rival Porsche's Cayenne ambulances.