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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity turns to BMW for new rapid response vehicles

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has implemented a fleet of BMW X5 rapid response vehicles, completing its air operations.


BMW chosen for new rapid response vehicles

The X5 xDrive30d vehicles are situated at the airbases, ready to be deployed if a helicopter is grounded, for example when it’s dark or particularly bad weather. An average of 5% of incidents are attended to in this way.

The X5s are BMW Authority vehicles, which are specially equipped models offered only to the emergency services and with all non-essential options removed. The models feature X Drive Four-Wheel-Drive and also come with an auxiliary battery system to power all emergency warning and communication equipment as wlel as programmed navigation, providing incident route information and a full radio set-up.

The interior has also been modified to carry lifesaving equipment, with room for just the driver and two passengers.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.