BMW’s stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year features an armored concept version of the third-gen X5 that is named the Security Plus. BMW said that it’s the lone car in its class that provides protection against organized crime, kidnapping and violent assault and complies with all the VR6 protection level requirements.
BMW developed this vehicle for buyers who value protection. These include customers from Russia, Africa and South America. The armoured version is virtually identical to the regular model. BMW base the armoured X5 to an armored passenger cell built using high-performance steel mouldings and panels that protect as many as four people against an AK-47 attack.
It features specially made security glass that can resist attack coming from blunt weapons. It also has sealed joints that prevent bullet or fragment penetration. It is powered by a V8 TwinPower Turbo engine that develops 450 hp (330 kW) distributed to the xDrive all-wheel drive system.
BMW claims that it optimized the SAV's chassis, braking and electronic management systems to adjust to the heavier car. BMW also produced an X5 Security version that offers VR4 protection, which is aimed at general street crime.
Maximal safeguards come from security features integrated in the vehicle. Like every BMW Security models, the arrangements for outfitting the security parts and equipment of the BMW Concept X5 Security Plus were a part, from the beginning, of developing the BMW X5 production car. The result of this was an integrated system that considers every active and passive safety principles and provides maximised protection. Simultaneously, the chassis and electric management and brake systems are optimised to the heavier automobile weight. These models’ performances are now almost exactly equal to the regular BMW X5 model.
Also, all BMW Security models have been strictly tested and internally proved, and, in certain cases, the testing goes well beyond requirements. Hot and cold climate tests, for example, ensure the dependability and operational ability of the BMW Security models even when facing the most extreme situations. The all-encompassing security ideals also include training regimes to teach drivers how to correctly handle and operate BMW Security automobiles.
BMW discreetly integrated Security into the workings. Basing the Security models on the new BMW X5, they are constructed in parallel with the normal production cars at the BMW Spartanburg plant in the US. The special safety and security features are installed by an extremely skilled specialist team in Mexico at the Toluca plant.
Not like retrofitted armour that could create flaws in the protection or put excessive strain on certain parts because of its additional weight, the factory-outfitted integrated BMW security features give continuous protection and eliminates the risk of possible weak spots. An additional bonus of the BMW Security models is the subtle blend of security features. An expert scrutiny could not detect it. The BMW Concept X5 Security Plus is almost completely identical to the production model – because being inconspicuousness can also be a valuable security feature.