BMW News

BMW will launch the new BMW X5 Security Plus at the Moscow International Automobile Salon set to run from August 27 to September 7, 2014.

The BMW X5 Security Plus has a fairly limited market appeal, but when you need one, you need one. The vehicle is designed to meet VR6 security standards

BMW is not a newcomer to the security vehicle business. In fact, they have been building them since 1978, when they introduced the first generation of 7 Series Security vehicles. The new X5 Security Plus represents the third generation of BMW X5 Security vehicles.

The interior of the new BMW X5 Security uses a combination of steel, aramid, and polyethylene parts as well as a security glass laminate that forms a safety cocoon for the passengers. Run-flat tires and a self-sealing fuel tank can help get the vehicle away from trouble.  An intercom system lets occupants communicate with those outside without exiting the vehicle or opening doors or windows.

The BMW X5 Security Plus can provide protection against attacks with blunt instruments, handguns up to .44 magnum, and rifle fire from the world’s most commonly used firearm—the AK47.

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the protection package, BMW tested the X5 Security Plus by shooting it with 295 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammunition fired from an AK47 rifle. If you had been inside, you would have survived the gunfire. The condition of your underwear might have been a different story.—Scott Blazey