BMW at RETTmobil 2016

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At this year’s RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda (11th to 13th May 2016) the BMW Group once again presents a wide range of models tailored specifically to the requirements of emergency and special safety vehicles on their stand no. 2018 in Hall 2.

RETTmobil has become firmly established as Europe’s leading trade fair for rescue and mobility and is a central information platform for international rescue teams, fire services and emergency physicians. This year, the 16th event of its kind, more than 500 exhibitors from 20 countries will present their most recent products and latest technologies on 70,000 square meters of exhibition space in 20 halls. In addition, international trade visitors will gain a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the fields of emergency services, technical assistance, as well as fire and civil protection.

Many years of experience and expertise in special vehicles.

In this technically challenging environment, the BMW Group presents its experience and expertise, acquired over many decades, in the development and manufacture of special vehicles. As a leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, BMW exhibits in Fulda an extensive range of customized solutions for functional emergency vehicles, on both two and four wheels. These vehicles not only meet the highest standards with respect to functionality, performance and safety, but also in terms of sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

BMW exhibits sample products on both two and four wheels.
With four automobiles and a motorcycle, BMW demonstrates to the professional community its capabilities in the manufacture of emergency vehicles. The focus of the BMW Group’s stand (no. 2018 in hall 2) is a fire service command vehicle show car based on the new BMW X1 as well as a BMW i3, extensively upgraded for use by the emergency services. In addition, a vehicle for emergency physicians based on the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer and the tried-and-tested BMW X3 in the role of a fire service command vehicle demonstrate the extensive expertise of BMW in the construction of vehicles meeting the exacting requirements of operational deployment. A motorcycle for emergency physicians based on the BMW R 1200 RT fittingly rounds off the BMW Group’s trade fair presentation, making the outstanding suitability and high-level functionality of BMW motorcycles for use by the emergency services a tangible experience.

Further information on BMW emergency vehicles can be found on the Internet at www.bmw-behoerden.de.

BMW R 1200 RT: The motorcycle for the emergency physician.

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The amount of time gone by between an accident occurring and first aid being administered often decides the success of rescuing or reviving an injured person. Therefore arriving at the scene as soon as possible is of utmost importance to an emergency physician This can be a problem in metropolitan areas in particular due to high traffic volumes and densely built neighborhoods. In situations such as these, the strengths of motorcycles can be fully exploited as vehicles for the emergency services.

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Best qualifications as an emergency services motorcycle.
Even the standard BMW R 1200 RT production model possesses the best qualifications for use as an emergency physician motorcycle. Thanks to its ultra-modern frame with two selectable riding modes and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) fitted as standard equipment, the BMW R 1200 RT can be adapted to road conditions, thus additionally improving riding safety. The BMW R 1200 RT excels through refined ergonomics for improved ground accessibility, which benefits riders of all statures when manoeuvring and when getting on and off the machine. The best possible protection from wind and weather is provided by the optimized windshield, thus ensuring maximum riding comfort.

Practical equipment features.
The BMW R 1200 RT shown at RETTmobil in Fulda is fitted with several pieces of customized special equipment that have been specifically designed for an emergency physician’s motorcycle. The appearance of the motorcycle is marked by the emergency physician foiling in fluorescent red, contrasting with the base paint in Glacier silver. Blue LED flashing beacons at the front and a blue LED rotating signal beacon on a telescopic pole in conjunction with the electronic audible signalling system indicate to other road users at an early stage the particular urgency of the journey when riding to an incident covered by the special rights for emergency services. A public address system allows the emergency physician to give clearly audible instructions to bystanders or other emergency personnel. The technical preparations for the installation of a digital radio are at the rear of the motorcycle. The BMW R 1200 RT is equipped with two side-mounted panniers labelled “Emergency Physician” with a total volume of 56 litres for the secure transportation and storage of the emergency physician’s medical equipment. Protection rails around the panniers and below the front of the fairing protect the motorcycle from damage. An auxiliary battery guarantees long periods of operation, even if all of the electrical and electronic equipment used to secure the scene of an accident is activated while stationary or if an external load is connected to the electrical outlet of the motorcycle.

Convincing performance and efficiency.
In order to quickly reach the scene of an incident, the 274 kg (DIN curb weight) BMW R 1200 RT is fitted with a powerful air/water-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine with 1,170 cc capacity, delivering 92 kW/125 hp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Simultaneously the drive unit is sure to impress with an extremely economical average fuel consumption (according to ISO 7118) of 3.9 litres per 100 km at 90 km/h, 5.3 l/100 km at 120 km/h. On the road, the BMW R 1200 RT delivers an extremely dynamic riding performance, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and achieving a top speed of over 200 km/h.

* Consumption figures were determined on the basis of the ECE test cycle, dependent on the tyre format.

BMW special vehicles deployed worldwide in more than 15 countries.

With decades of experience and specialist expertise in the construction of emergency vehicles, BMW also enjoys an excellent international reputation. It is no wonder that BMW automobiles are deployed with police forces, fire services and rescue organizations around the globe. In Europe, the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland have the largest fleets of BMW emergency vehicles. Beyond Europe’s borders, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Qatar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Taiwan also rely on emergency vehicles supplied by BMW.

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