2015 BMW X5 (F15) Security revealed ahead of Moscow Motor Show debut

Article by Christian A., on August 20, 2014

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.

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BMW X5 (F15) Security

At the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS 2014), BMW will present the latest innovations of its model range and innovative technologies for even greater driving pleasure. Visitors to the exhibition, which opens its doors to the public from August 29 to September 7, 2014 at the Crocus Expo exhibition area (Crocus Expo IEC), will be able to get acquainted with the diversity of the modern model line brands, including new items: the leader segment SAV - Sport Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and coupe for active recreation (SAC - Sports Activity Coupé) BMW X4.

Parallel to this, start the latest chapter in the history of intelligent networking of driver, vehicle and the outside world. At the MIAS 2014 will present new services BMW ConnectedDrive, which can be used via the integrated into the car SIM-card; their range extends from innovative entertainment features to services such as information on the situation on the roads in real-time and predictive emergency call with automatic vehicle location.

New BMW X5 Security Plus, meets the highest requirements in the field of safety of passengers, will also be demonstrated at the booth.

In addition, the BMW Group will present at the 2014 MIAS innovative initiative to improve road safety: Junior Campus Center in Moscow.

New BMW X 3 and BMW X4

BMW X4 - is the fifth BMW X model and at the same time the world’s first sports coupe for active recreation (SAC) in the premium segment of the middle class. His expressive exterior design combines the strength and solidity of a BMW X model with the sporty elegance of the classic coupe BMW. BMW X4 shows a new interpretation of the typical brand vivid sensations of driving.

In comparison with the BMW X3, the driver’s seat and front passenger are located 20 millimeters below; second-row passengers sit lower by 28 millimeters. In addition, the sporting character of BMW X4 is further emphasized by the ruler of powerful engines, as well as the presence of a base set of intellectual-wheel drive system xDrive, which includes the distribution system torque Performance Control, 18-inch alloy wheels and adaptive sports steering. In addition to the sportiness and elegance of the new car is different and more exceptional functionality: split at a ratio of 40: 20: 40 folding rear seat allows you to increase the luggage compartment volume from 500 to 1400 liters; standard equipment for the BMW X4 is also the automatic transmission lid.

The new BMW X3 (fuel consumption on a cycle of EC - from 4.7 to 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers, the level of emissions CO2 - from 124 to 193 g / km) - a radically updated model, which sets new standards in its class. In addition to the modified appearance and LED headlights as an option, the new BMW X3 has received new petrol and diesel engines from 110 kW / 150 hp up to 230 kW / 313 hp In this case, all the engines BMW X3 meet environmental standards "Euro 6".

For the first time in Russia: new services BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW ConnectedDrive also celebrating its premiere in Russia. Using services that are integrated into the car via the phone or Internet connection, networking between driver, vehicle and the outside world goes to a whole new level.

A necessary condition for the use of these services - integrated into the car SIM-card, which in connection with the introduction of the service "Intelligent emergency call" in the summer of 2014 is standard on all models from BMW (with the exception of BMW X1 and the BMW Z4). The central element of the system is set to "Services ConnectedDrive», the presence of which can be ordered other innovative services BMW ConnectedDrive. Among them: BMW - Online, own internet portal BMW with access to services such as news, weather, online search and other functions. BMW ConnectedDrive also includes interface BMW Apps (Applications BMW). It allows you to connect a smartphone app BMW Connected App.

Another service in the framework of BMW ConnectedDrive is a system of information on road traffic in real time (Real Time Traffic Information, RTTI). If the vehicle is equipped with the navigation system Professional, a driver using RTTI system gets accurate data on traffic conditions, road works carried out, accidents and other events that affect the speed, which indicated to him on a special map. In addition to the visualization of the picture tubes, the system calculates and indicates the fastest route to your destination. In addition, a new range of BMW ConnectedDrive options include service Concierge service, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the remote control function Remote Services. All functions of BMW ConnectedDrive can be easily and conveniently operated via the iDrive.

Optimal protection in any situation: the new BMW X 5 Security Plus

Throughout the years, BMW meets the needs of clients in personal protection, offering armored cars of its own design and production. The novelty in this part of the model program, which is demonstrated on the MIAS Motor Show 2014 - BMW X5 Security Plus. The model developed on the basis of a sports car for recreation (SAV - Sports Activity Vehicle) BMW X5, corresponds to protection class VR6. Thus, the new BMW X5 Security Plus offers customers with high demands on the personal safety of a comprehensive system of protection against attacks.

The safety concept of the new BMW X5 Security Plus is the result of a solid luggage "know-how" gained by BMW for more than thirty years. This, among other things, an armored saloon with special protection of seams, joints and connections of elements of the body, as well as safety glass designed for protection class VR6. A outstanding driving performance, which provides a V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology 330 kW / 450 hp together with an intelligent all-wheel drive BMW xDrive, allow the new BMW X5 Security Plus confidently handle the most complex situations like traffic on a paved road and off-road conditions.

In a playful way to improve road safety: the center of BMW Group Junior Campus in Moscow.

As a special offer for the younger generation of motorists the BMW Group has opened in Moscow Centre Junior Campus. Here, children between the ages of five to ten years in the game form attached to the harmonious coexistence of man and car. Initiative to improve road safety includes exercises, pedagogical concept that detail is designed for age needs and abilities of children. The program of the center of BMW Group Junior Campus, which is located in a complex in Moscow Artplay include public seminars, and special offers for school classes.

Moscow International Motor Show takes place every two years and is the largest automobile exhibition in Russia. At the MIAS 2014 participants from around the world present their products and new developments in the territory of more than 110, 000 square meters. In 2012, the number of visitors has exceeded one million, and in 2014 the organizers are expecting even greater public interest.

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