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Working together with BMW Security Vehicles.

How much protection you need depends on your circumstances – where you live and work, what your job involves, and how high your public profile is. BMW is the only manufacturer that takes into account these differing needs by offering three levels of security, all of them drawing on more than 30 years’ experience of building armoured vehicles. As such, BMW offers a comprehensive range of solutions for safe road travel – meaning everyone can get just what they need to feel safe.

Without compromise

With the BMW Security Vehicles you do not have to compromise on anything that matters to you. BMW has over 30 years’ experience of developing and building armoured vehicles – and is constantly innovating to protect not just you, but also the sensation of Sheer Driving Pleasure. So you can be absolutely confident that you are getting the best possible protection, and are not making any compromises to get it. Because from the first design sketches to the final coat of polish, it’s all our own work. Personal security is too vital to be entrusted to anyone but real experts. Naturally, every BMW is built with enormous precision and care, and the strictest quality standards are adhered to throughout the global BMW manufacturing network. This is why only BMW offers maximum protection – made by BMW.

  • In order to combine excellent protection with exceptional driving dynamics, the BMW engineers had to come up with a unique solution: an intelligent combination of materials that meet the strictest safety requirements while adding as little weight as possible and not compromising the responsiveness and agility for which BMW is known.

  • These individually programmable buttons offer quick access to security-related functions and only BMW offers functional bookmarks as standard. Drivers can assign these shortcut buttons to the functions of their choice and they are potentially invaluable at moments of danger; for example, at the touch of a button you can summon assistance, or have the navigation system display the quickest route home.

Discretion

Because protection is all the more effective when people don’t know you’ve got it. Anonymity is a powerful security measure. That is why BMW has put so much effort into protecting their cars in a way that it is not noticeable by others.

BMW ConnectedDrive & Safety systems

BMW ConnectedDrive reflects the philosophy of integration of the vehicle, driver and environment in an intelligent network. Short distances are bridged by ultrasound while mobile radio technology is used for the larger ones. The intelligent interaction between online services, Driver Assistance systems, call centre services and integration solutions for smartphones supports BMW drivers in numerous ways – whether it’s by providing more comfort, the right information at the right time or the reassuring feel of being safe on all roads.

  • Always to hand for driver and front-seat passenger, yet out of sight of prying eyes: the attack alarm and intercom system are controlled via the security switch cluster in the centre console.

  • BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot detects people and larger animals at a long distance − and selectively illuminates them. A thermal image camera in the radiator grille with a range of up to 300 metres relays images of people and animals directly onto the Control Display. Additional warnings are provided when the thermal image is activated in the multifunctional instrument display. In the event of an acute risk, an acoustic warning signal is also sounded and the brakes are set to maximum standby.

Additional equipment for special requests

Sometimes you need more than just protection. For roles such as carrying dignitaries or security escort duties, a vehicle must have the ability to reveal in seconds that it is on official business in order to get the job done. BMW has been producing Authority Vehicles for over 50 years, working in close cooperation with authorities and government agencies all over the world. Flashing lights, hailing systems with different siren effects, signalling devices, radios, and even flag holders for official use.

  • LED flashing lights can be located discreetly behind the BMW kidney grille, remaining unnoticed unless the need arises for special signals. For official use, a flashing beacon can be magnetically attached to the roof . The holder is located in the luggage compartment, or, if required, in the driver’s door, keeping it within easy reach for deployment while driving.

  • This can be located discreetly on the bonnet, at either side. On formal and official trips, it is often mandatory for vehicles belonging to official bodies, governments and embassies to have flags on display. A holder for such official flags is available on request.

  • Laminated security glass with a polycarbonate coating provides excellent protection against spalling und run-flat tyres ensure you stay mobile when it matters most. Depending on model, other safety features include airbag off and a self-sealing fuel tank.

BMW Security Driver Training

Training for the worst-case scenario is a good way to make sure it never happens. The BMW approach to security goes beyond just the vehicle itself. Specially-tailored driver training courses are also available, teaching skills that are useful to any Security Vehicle driver and demonstrating how to get the most out of the BMW X5 Security, the BMW X5 Security Plus and the BMW 7 Series High Security. In three different types of trainings, drivers are given the opportunity to practice the best ways to handle dangerous situations – because that way, hopefully these situations will never arise. Please refer to the brochure for detailed information on the three BMW Security Driver Training courses we offer.

  • Focuses on the fundamentals of driving dynamics and vehicle handling, as well as negotiating everyday traffic safely, with both theoretical and practical elements. This training module is carried out in unarmoured vehicles.

    Duration:
    1 day + 1 overnight stay (arrival and theory the evening before)
    No. of participants:
    max. 8 per group (2 participants per vehicle)
    Venue:
    BMW Driving Academy Maisach
    Vehicle:
    BMW 3 Series, BMW 7 Series
    Requirements:
    none
    Price includes:
    Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving exercises, 1 overnight stay with full board in single room, team support and insurance.

  • Building on what drivers learned from Basic Security Driver Training, this module deepens participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge of driving dynamics and vehicle handling. It also covers more challenging manoeuvres at higher speeds, such as double lane changes and escape turns, which participants practise in armoured vehicles.

    Duration:
    2 days + 2 overnight stays (arrival and theory the evening before)
    No. of participants:
    max. 8 per group (2 participants per vehicle)
    Venue:
    Driving Center Groß Dölln
    Vehicle:
    BMW 3 Series, BMW Security Vehicles
    Requirements:
    none
    Price includes:
    Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving exercises, 2 overnight stays with full board in single room, team support and insurance.

  • This takes what participants learned in the Advanced Security Driver Training module to the next level, once again using a mixture of practice and theory. It also looks at what constitutes security-conscious driving, including ways of recognising and reacting to potential danger situations. Practical exercises range from reverse slaloming to coordinating tactical turns between multiple vehicles driving in convoy.

    Duration:
    3 days + 3 overnight stays (arrival and theory the evening before)
    No. of participants:
    max. 8 per group (2 participants per vehicle)
    Venue:
    Driving Center Groß Dölln
    Vehicle:
    BMW 3 Series, BMW Security Vehicles
    Requirements:
    1 x BMW Security Intensive Training for Professionals
    Price includes: Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving exercises, 3 overnight stays with full board in single room, team support and insurance.

    For further information: security-training@bmw.de