Ambulance based on BMW X6 xDrive50i revealed
13 May 2009

BMW has created an X6 adapted for use as an ambulance.

The ambulance, which was built to be displayed at a trade show for rescue and mobility vehicles in Germany this week, is based on the BMW X6 xDrive50i.

It contains all the medical equipment normally found in an ambulance, as well as having side cameras in the bumpers, a rear camera and a variety of flashing blue LEDs to warn other road users of its presence.

It is powered by a 402bhp 4.2-litre V8 that propels the standard car from 0-62mph in 5.4sec and on to a top speed of 155mph.

However, it's not all good news for patients being attended to.

The standard BMW X6 xDrive50i emits a whopping 299g/km of C02, and the additional weight of the medical equipment on board is likely to add to that figure.

If you're injured or sick, you'd also better hope it has a full tank of fuel if it rescues you, too, as it averages only 22.6mpg.

Our Verdict

The BMW X6 has challenging looks but impressive dynamics. It is good value too

The BMW X6 is a hard riding but generally accomplished big soft-roader. Just make sure you can live with the looks

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