Posted on October 16, 2014

Few automobile manufacturers in the world have their own security vehicle engineering tradition. For more than 30 years BMW has been one of them, offering a breadth of experience which guarantees reliable and expert vehicle and passenger safety solutions. On this basis, the BMW Security Vehicles are designed and produced with protective features that are integrated in the vehicle in such a way which not only protect the occupants but also live up to BMW’s brand promise - a promise of performance, a promise of innovative technology and a promise of high-quality workmanship.

At this year's Milipol Qatar Exhibition 2014 - the most influential trade exhibition dedicated to internal State security - taking place from the 20-22 October at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Alfardan Automobiles in Qatar and the BMW Group will showcase the BMW 7 Series High Security and X5 Security Plus vehicles. Offering protection from firearms attack, robbery, kidnap and carjacking, the BMW X5 Security Plus and 7 Series High Security vehicles have become the cars of choice for heads of state, high profile business people and celebrities throughout the world. With the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW X5 Security Plus, the world’s leading supplier of premium vehicles fulfills the highest demands on individual protection.

BMW 760Li High Security

The BMW 760Li High Security - the vehicle of choice for government and high profile VIP's - is certified in accordance with the ballistic guideline BRV 2009. This High Security model is classified in the new resistance class VR7. It combines comfort, superior drive technology and a multitude of innovative equipment features and guarantees supreme driving characteristics at all times. An exceptionally strong armouring made from special steel and designed to suit the vehicle as well developed security glass protect the passenger cell in particular against different kinds of attack.

BMW 760Li High Security and BMW 2 [].jpgThe armouring completely covers the passenger cell in the area of the doors, the roof, the body pillars, the front footwells as well as the divider between the passenger and luggage compartments. Special steel plates made incorporating a special procedure adapt perfectly to fit the body contour. Thanks to gap coverings, which have also been specifically designed to match each model, critical areas such as the door and body gaps are additionally protected. The underside of the High Security sedan is also fitted with a special armouring, which was exclusively designed for maximum protection against explosives. Due to its new structure, the multi-layer, approximately 6 cm thick laminated glass possesses a capability of resistance that is unique in the automotive sector. 

The V12 engine in the BMW 760Li High Security develops its superior power output of 544 hp at 5,250 rpm, delivering maximum torque of 750 Nm at 1,500 rpm. Combined with a eight-speed automatic transmission, the 6-litre twelve-cylinder engine fascinates not only because of its unparalleled running smoothness, but also through its capability to transfer seemingly inexhaustible power reserves into supreme driving dynamics at any time – spontaneously and precisely controlled. The BMW 760Li High Security accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

BMW 760Li High Security and BMW 3 [].jpgBMW X5 Security Plus

The BMW X5 Security Plus fulfils the requirements of protection level VR6 (BRV2009). Offering all-round protection against violent assaults and organised crime. The protection concept of the BMW X5 Security Plus is based on an armoured passenger cell constructed from high-performance steel mouldings and panels and offering secure protection for up to four occupants against assault from the world’s most popular firearm, the AK-47. To prevent bullet or fragment penetration it features sealed joints which provide protection specifically, for example, in the critical areas around doors or where panels adjoin body pillars. The security glass specially developed for this protection level is also resistant to attack by blunt weapons.

The BMW X5 Security Plus is also equipped with an intercom system and an assault alarm, which allows communication with people outside of the vehicle without opening doors or windows. If the assault alarm is triggered, all doors and windows are locked automatically and acoustic as well as visual alarm signals are activated. The alarm control elements are situated near the cup holders on the centre console subtly concealed below a flexible cover.

Power delivered when you need it

Under the bonnet of the BMW X5 Security Plus boasts excellent driveability and performance as a result of the powerful 450 hp V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system – the BMW X5 Security Plus can be manoeuvred safely even in difficult situations, both on and off surfaced roads.