BMW X6 Emergency Response Truck Is No Ambulance

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People who call this BMW X6 xDrive50i an ambulance and complain about the lack of space are mistaken. It's a "notarzt" car, which Ze Germans created to save lives before ze ambulance arrives.

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When it comes to saving lives, the quicker you can get to a scene with a qualified EMT the better. Ambulances are great, but they're expensive and too large to drive at insane speeds. Enter the notarzt.

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Illustration for article titled BMW X6 Emergency Response Truck Is No Ambulance
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Illustration for article titled BMW X6 Emergency Response Truck Is No Ambulance
Illustration for article titled BMW X6 Emergency Response Truck Is No Ambulance
Illustration for article titled BMW X6 Emergency Response Truck Is No Ambulance

quipped with a wide range of life-saving equipment but with no need for a stretcher, the notarzt cars carry with them a doctor or specially trained EMT to stabilize trauma victims and prep patients for transport. What you need is a vehicle which is simultaneously fast enough to get to a scene quickly but also large enough to hold various gear. We can say, from experience, the X6 is faster than a vehicle its size should be. It's a great car/truck/wagon/cuv/hatch/van for the job.

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[BMW via Carscoop]

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Reminds me of the medical/emergency Porsche 928 that Road Atlanta (or maybe it was IMSA) had in the 1990s. It was supposed to rush a doc around the track to the accident scene. Now I think they just use two regualr ambulances, one on pit row and another stationed at turn 7.