BMW X5 Security Plus Armoured SUV Launched  

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In order to successfully defend against these kinds of attacks, BMW has specifically outfitted the X5 Security Plus with high-performance steel moldings and panels, added body joint protection, a fragment resistant polycarbonate coating, splinter resistant technology, and special tires which can be driven up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) at a speed of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) even if they are completely deflated. To deal with this added weight, the company equips the armored X5's with stronger springs and dampers, a high-performance braking system, and a revised chassis control system with active roll stabilization.

The X5 Security is built completely in-house at BMW and is available directly through the carmaker’s dealerships. The vehicle still retains its dynamic character, with its powertrain and chassis modified in line with the increased weight.

Power is provided by BMW's 4.8-liter V8 engine which produces 261 kW (355 hp) and 475 Nm of torque. The X5's performance is seriously hampered by the additional weight of the armoring process as 0-100 km/h takes 8.2 seconds and the top speed is limited to 180 km/h (112 mph).

Key elements in its construction are the heavy-duty material and ballistics-resistant steel and 22mm-thick bullet-proof safety glass all around. Other safety features include an intercom system and a camera monitoring set-up. The vehicle’s passenger cell has been designed to protect its occupants from violent crimes such as robbery, kidnapping or carjacking, and it can even sustain a blast from a small explosive.

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  • 17/12/09 03:04  

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