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 |  May 07 2013, 3:45 PM

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BMW is heading to the 2013 RETTmobil show in Fulda with seven vehicles, presenting its range of purpose-built emergency cars.

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 |  May 14 2011, 6:59 AM

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BMW has regularly attended the RETTmobil show and this year is no different with the German automaker planning to showcase a variety of custom vehicles at the annual emergency services expo.

This year, BMW will be highlighting an iDrive integration system, allowing a 5-Series Touring model to have its lights and sirens controlled directly by the same system BMW owners use to operate everything from the navigation to the radio. In addition, the 5-Series Touring will feature a uniquely-designed floor extension that allows emergency responders to access their equipment.

Joining the 5-Series Touring model will be BMW’s X1, X3 and 3-Series Touring all of which will be sporting the traditional Notarzt graphic scheme seen on German emergency response vehicles. See them all in the gallery below.

GALLERY: BMW RETTmobil 2011 Emergency Vehicles

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 |  May 11 2011, 2:47 PM

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RETTmobil, Europe’s largest trade fair for rescue and mobility, will have an interesting concept car on display this year. Mercedes-Benz will be strutting out an emergency medical concept based off of their SLS AMG flagship, which is hardly the vehicle any of us would think about first when it comes to an emergency vehicle.

The image shows your standard silver SLS AMG receiving a traditional red and blue light treatment along with red graphics and the word Notarzt (emergency in German) on the side. Not many details were released with the image, but we reckon the SLS AMG’s 6.3L V8, 571-hp performance would get help quicker to those that need it.

Official press release available after the break.

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