MODEL OVERVIEW.

Three levels of security to meet your needs.

BMW Security Vehicles are available in three classes, all of which offer effective protection to you and your passengers wherever you happen to be. These vehicles combine the positive characteristics of a series model with a special reinforcement that’s undetectable even to the experienced eye. You won’t find a more elegant and discrete way to combine driving pleasure and safety.

BMW 7 Series High Security

BMW 7 Series High Security film.

Experience a superb level of security in our top-of-the-range BMW Security Vehicle.

Some people stand out from the crowd – and this in itself makes them vulnerable. But now there is a sedan that offers the highest possible levels of security on the move and comfortably accommodates up to four people. BMW is the first manufacturer to offer a car that is fully compliant with the requirements of the class VR7 ballistic protection standard (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines). At the same time, the BMW 7 Series High Security delivers an unforgettable driving experience. Because the one thing you never get from BMW is compromises.

  • The security functions of the BMW 7 Series High Security are designed around the form of the standard vehicle. This keeps the vehicle as discreet as possible while ensuring that the overall harmony of the design – the dynamic proportions, the sculptural surfaces, the elegant lines – remains unaffected. The custom-manufacturing process ensures that the security modifications are incorporated to the highest standards imaginable and that all the customer’s individual wishes are taken care of. The optimised armour plates are made from an incredibly strong special steel and fit the bodywork of the car like a second skin.

  • Normally, form follows function. But here, the BMW 7 Series High Security is an exception. The security functions are designed around the form of the standard model, ensuring the vehicle is as discreet as possible and that the overall harmony of the design remains unaffected.

    This is the world’s first armoured saloon to be fully compliant with the requirements for class VR7 ballistic protection (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines). The non-transparent area and many parts of the transparent area comply with the requirements for class VR9 ballistic protection (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines). Security comes from certainty and the BMW 7 Series High Security was subjected to the most extreme tests BMW specialists could devise. The vehicle as a whole – as opposed to the individual armour components – was fired at with a wide variety of weapons, using different sorts of ammunition and from a range of angles.

  • Perfect protection means being ready for all eventualities: this is why our engineers are always coming up with new solutions designed for different scenarios. Be it a fire in the engine compartment or under the vehicle, tear gas on the streets, or a jammed door; in the BMW 7 Series High Security you can be confident your vehicle can handle it. Safety features include an on-board fire-fighting system, an emergency exit and an emergency fresh-air system.

  • The BMW 7 Series High Security is the world’s first armoured saloon to be fully tested in accordance with the class VR7 ballistic protection standard. But even that was not enough for BMW – which is why the vehicle was subjected to a rigorous programme of extra tests that go far beyond the official requirements of the ballistic BRV 2009 guidelines for armoured vehicles. To make sure the BMW 7 Series High Security is a truly safe vehicle, it’s subjected to a range of extreme tests. The vehicle as a whole – as opposed to the individual armour components – was fired at with a wide variety of weapons, using different sorts of ammunition and from a range of angles. The result is an armoured saloon certified in its entirety for compliance with the class VR7 ballistic protection standard by a German government test facility (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines). In fact, the non-transparent area and large parts of the transparent area even fulfil the requirements of the class VR9 standard (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines). Contact your BMW Dealer for detailed information on the other outstanding safety features.

  • Strength comes from the calm within. This is why travelling in one of the most dynamic luxury-class limousines is an extremely relaxing pleasure. Intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive innovations ensure that you never lose your calm even when times become hectic or situations unclear. As soon as you leisurely take a comfortable seat in the BMW 7 Series and close the door behind you, an oasis of calm envelops you. All the frantic activity of city life and traffic noise stay outside – on the inside only the passengers and their comfort count.

    The optional Professional rear-seat entertainment system provides first-rate entertainment, with two 9.2-inch colour screens allowing the passengers to watch DVDs, follow the car’s progress via the navigation system or go on the Internet. The system is controlled via its own iDrive controller in the centre console. A special rear air conditioning system is also available, and the seat temperature too can be adjusted, with cool air being blown at the body through perforations in the leather. And to complete the relaxing effect, there is the optional new massage function in the rear-seat backrests. If space is the measure of all things, the long version continues to provide the ultimate comfort in terms of legroom.

BMW X5 Security Plus

The risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47 – is a fact of everyday life for certain customers. In response to this threat, a new level of vehicle security is required. At the same time, more and more people want Sports Activity Vehicles, with all the versatility that they offer to go anywhere and do anything.

BMW is the first manufacturer to respond to these two demands and offer a new degree of security. The result is the new BMW X5 Security Plus, which offers high level of security on the move and comfortably accommodates up to four people.

  • The interior of the BMW X5 Security Plus is designed to deliver intuitive ease of use and maximum comfort, with features such as a raised seating position, a driver-focused cockpit layout and the innovative iDrive system. This also helps make the vehicle safer. Because if you feel at ease and in control of the situation, you will be able to react better to danger.

    Colours, leathers, fine-wood trims: with the BMW X5 Security Plus, you have almost limitless design possibilities. As you would expect, a large number of options from the BMW Individual range are included in these.

  • The security glazing in the BMW X5 Security Plus is made of a security glass laminate with a polycarbonate coating on the inside to prevent spalling. It offers protection not just against attacks with blunt instruments and handguns, but also against the world’s most widely used firearm, the AK-47.

    BMW uses moulded parts in the BMW X5 Security Plus which precisely follow the contours of the standard model. This way, all the normal airbags can be incorporated, without the cabin feeling any less spacious.

    Sit here, and you know you’re safe: the edges of the doors, the places where windows meet frames and the joins between body panels are some of the most vulnerable areas of the vehicle to gunfire. But in the BMW X5 Security Plus, these areas are reinforced with steel armour, ensuring that neither bullets nor splinters can penetrate the passenger compartment.

  • The electronic driver aids and suspension settings have been modified to ensure optimum driving dynamics with the extra weight of the armour.

  • The BMW X5 Security Plus meets protection level VR6 (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines), meaning it is also secure against the world’s most widespread firearm, the AK-47.

    The vehicle is officially certified as a whole unit. The BMW X5 Security Plus is subjected to tests which involve hundreds of rounds being fired at the finished vehicle, to ensure protection against fire from automatic weapons like the AK-47. This official certification is only given where the complete vehicle – and not just the materials used in it – has successfully stood up to the necessary ballistic tests.

  • Having power is one thing, making intelligent use of it is quite another. And that is exactly what the xDrive all-wheel drive system does in the BMW Security Plus. However demanding the situation, xDrive will adapt to any surface to ensure maximum traction at all times. So you stay in total control of your vehicle. By measuring parameters such as steering angle and the speed of the individual wheels, xDrive is able to recognise when the vehicle is threatening to under or oversteer, and react immediately. An electronic clutch adjusts the division of engine torque between the two axles in a fraction of a second, so as to ensure power always goes to the wheels with the most grip. The result is a gripping drive, in every sense.

    The BMW all-wheel drive system, xDrive, ensures your BMW X5 has the best possible traction at all times, enhancing agility and keeping you safely on track, even on fast bends. Under normal circumstances, it distributes driver power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio, and changes this figure variably when the road surface or overall driving conditions change.

    When parking, the system reacts to the need for high manoeuvrability at low speed by opening the clutch completely so the powertrain functions optimally. BMW xDrive is regulated by Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and uses information from the latter system’s sensors to monitor road conditions. In addition, brake force courtesy of DSC is used when there is traction difference between the two sides of the vehicle and wheel spin is likely.

BMW X5 Security

Where do you feel safest? Maybe at home, in the office, in a hotel or at the yacht club – and now, thanks to the BMW X5 Security, on the move as well, both on and off-road. You can trust the innovative design of the BMW X5 Security to fully protect up to five people and their luggage against armed attack. With the BMW X5 Security, you do not have to compromise on anything that matters to you.

  • The BMW X5 Security will leave an impression on all who see it – because it shares the timeless elegance and imposing presence of the standard model, right down to the last detail. The interior is spacious, flexible and makes extensive use of high-quality materials, while the exterior combines style and performance to dazzling effect. Inside and out, the BMW X5 Security is a true statement of character. The BMW X5 Security is the first production vehicle in its ballistic protection class in which the passenger and luggage compartments make up a single armoured cell. So your luggage is always to hand, without having to expose yourself to any risk by leaving the vehicle.

  • In order to combine excellent protection with exceptional driving dynamics, the BMW engineers had to come up with a unique solution. The BMW X5 Security features an intelligent combination of materials that meet the strictest safety requirements while adding as little weight as possible. This is important, because driving dynamics and manoeuvrability are just as vital to the occupants’ safety as the armour plating.

  • In the BMW X5 Security you won’t just feel safe – you’ll also feel liberated, with the interior setting new standards in spaciousness. The BMW X5 Security is the first production vehicle in its ballistic protection class in which the passenger and luggage compartments make up a single armoured cell. So your luggage is always to hand, without having to expose yourself to any risk by leaving the vehicle. BMW X5 Security passengers also benefit from the same flexible interior layout as the standard model – because staying safe shouldn’t mean sacrificing any of life’s possibilities. The armoured luggage compartment ensures baggage and valuables are also protected. The rear seats can be folded down allowing even bulky items such as sports equipment to be transported with ease.

  • As such, all passengers are fully protected against every type of street crime, whether the vehicle is attacked with blunt instruments or handguns of calibres up to .44 Magnum (including the .357 Magnum and 9-milimetre Luger). The BMW X5 Security has been officially certified as offering class VR4 ballistic protection by the German government’s testing facility in Mellrichstadt (tested as per BRV 1999 guidelines). As well as the angles of gunfire specified for official certification, the exhaustive ballistic testing carried out by BMW also includes those other angles that pose the greatest risk to the security of the vehicle.

  • Having power is one thing, making intelligent use of it is quite another. And that is exactly what the xDrive all-wheel drive system does in the BMW Security Plus. However demanding the situation, xDrive will adapt to any surface to ensure maximum traction at all times. So you stay in total control of your vehicle. By measuring parameters such as steering angle and the speed of the individual wheels, xDrive is able to recognise when the vehicle is threatening to under or oversteer, and react immediately. An electronic clutch adjusts the division of engine torque between the two axles in a fraction of a second, so as to ensure power always goes to the wheels with the most grip. The result is a gripping drive, in every sense.

    The BMW all-wheel drive system, xDrive, ensures your BMW X5 has the best possible traction at all times, enhancing agility and keeping you safely on track, even on fast bends. Under normal circumstances, it distributes driver power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio, and changes this figure variably when the road surface or overall driving conditions change.

    When parking, the system reacts to the need for high manoeuvrability at low speed by opening the clutch completely so the powertrain functions optimally. BMW xDrive is regulated by Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and uses information from the latter system’s sensors to monitor road conditions. In addition, brake force courtesy of DSC is used when there is traction difference between the two sides of the vehicle and wheel spin is likely.