At the 2014 Moscow Motor Show, BMW will introduce the X5 (F15) Security a vehicle previewed by a concept version at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to BMW, the new X5 Security is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology that can deliver 450 hp (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.
As expected, the engine is bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends the power to the road through the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The new model comes with a VR6 protection class rating and can protect its passengers against an AK-47 attack. As you can see from the photos the new X5 Security Plus is identical to the regular model despite the fact that it offers protection against organized crime, kidnapping and violent assault.
The main markets for such a vehicle will be Russia, Africa and South America. More details to be revealed!
BMW X models don distinctive looks thanks to the employment of signature BMW design cues as fused with indisputable presence, versatility and robustness. BMW reinterpreted this design language to ensure that the new BMW X5 looks modern and stunning. Now in its third generation, the new X5 Sports Activity Vehicle features a long wheelbase, a short front overhang, and upright A-pillars as well as a short gap between the instrument panel and the front axle.
The new X5 sports a muscular version of the BMW kidney grille, as flanked by twin circular headlights and front fog lamps. Along with the X-shaped contour lines on the front bumper, these signature cues easily identify the X5 as a member of the BMW X model family.
The broad-set kidney grille of the new BMW X5 extends to the headlight units, while the signature BMW twin circular headlights stretch into the side panels. The light rings of these headlights are flattened at the bottom, while their top edges are overlapped by an LED accent light. The three-dimensional headlights as well as sweeping chrome inserts help underscore the sophisticated nature of the new X5.
Optionally available are LED front foglamps and Adaptive LED Headlights, which are marked by horizontal light sources in the center of the light rings. Both the BMW X5 xDrive50i and BMW X5 M50d are standard-fitted with xenon headlights.
Meanwhile, the front apron of the new BMW X5 features side air intakes located at its extremes, thereby drawing attention to the vehicle’s planted stance and wide track. Its robustness and versatility are underlined by X5’s stunning underbody protection elements. Furthermore, the new X5 is the first BMW X model to be fitted with Air Curtains, which are basically vertical intakes that direct inflowing air around the wheel arches. Then, a curtain of air is created over the wheels before seeping out through the Air Breathers in the side panels.