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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES.

For 40 years BMW has set the standard in the design and development of armoured vehicles.

BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES.For 40 years BMW has set the standard in the design and development of armoured vehicles.

People who bear the greatest responsibilities should be able to rely on certified protection – without having to sacrifice the unique driving experience that only a BMW Protection Vehicle can offer. BMW has been setting new standards in the design and development of armoured vehicles for over 40 years. Our current model continues this tradition in impressive style. Climb in and settle back, safe in the knowledge that you couldn’t be in a more secure or more relaxing environment. Every Protection Vehicle is custom-built, and every stage of the process is carried out with a craftsman’s attention to detail. The result is a vehicle that meets high standards of ballistic protection, while also fulfilling the most individual of requirements.

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THE RACE: BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES IN ACTION

BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: SAFETY WITHOUT COMPROMISE.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: SAFETY WITHOUT COMPROMISE.

The optimal amount of security depends on the individual circumstances of the driver and passengers, where they are located, the challenges they face in their daily routine and the public attention they attract.

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INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION.

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 and draws on more than 40 years’ experience of building armoured vehicles.

  • Passenger cell

    Latest protection technology, made by BMW: Armour that is perfectely fitted to the standard model’s body shell. Thus the new BMW X5 Protection VR6 is hard to distinguish from a standard model – neither from the outside nor from the inside. Our aspiration is of the highest diligence when it comes to overlapping armour in sensitive areas like door joints, chinks or at the transitions of doors and windows. The abbreviation „VR6“ („Vehicle Resistance“), that is part of the model’s name BMW X5 Protection VR6, represents the resistance class, that the special protection vehicle is certified with (VPAM BRV 2009 in the current version). Civil protection vehicles are classified in different resistance classes, ranging from VR1 to VR10. Additonally, this vehicle is certified according to the ERV 2010 and PAS 300 guidelines.

    Furthermore, the new all-armoured window glass includes the so called “Post-Blast-Protection” which assures that impact areas remain safe – especially for secondary attacks. The all-armoured window panes remain in their position, so that no openings between glass and body arise. This way we prevent gaps between glass and body shell, that could be used as further points of attack. On top, the Self-Sealing Fuel Tank, that reseals itself after damage, and Underbody Armouring ensure that you’re protected all around.

  • Protection level

    Experience protection on a new level – with the new BMW X5 Protection VR6. The armouring of the passenger cell is made out of high-strength steel parts, combined with the armoured boot divider as standard, it protects against hand- and long guns up to a calibre of 7,62 x 39 mm FeC. Furthermore the joint area is also protected against a calibre of 7,62 x 39 mm SC. Both calibres are used in the most popular weapon, the Kalaschnikow AK-47. Moreover, the armoured passenger cell withstands lateral attacks of 15 kg TNT in 4 m distance. Additionaly an extended roof protects against explosive devices such as the DTG5. An external underbody armour, made out of aluminium and ballistic steel, shields you against shock waves and splinter effects, coming from an attack with DM51 hand grenades. This underbody armour can be strengthend with fabrics1 to resist an attack with a HG85 handgranade.

    1 Optional equipment.

  • Certification

    All BMW Protection Vehicles are subjected to a comprehensive testing regime and are officially certified on compliance according to the internationally recognised ballistic guidelines for ‘Bullet Resistant Vehicles’ (BRV 2009). So you can be absolutely confident that you are getting the best possible protection.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: YOUR BENEFITS.

Working together with BMW Protection Vehicles.

With the BMW Protection Vehicles you do not have to compromise on anything that matters to you. BMW has over 40 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.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: YOUR BENEFITS.

Working together with BMW Protection Vehicles.

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DISCRETION & ANONYMITY OF SECURITY MEASURES.

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

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: PROTECTION TO THE LAST DETAIL.

Every component, that is part of the safety concept is made with the highest diligence, thus the vehicle and its safety features form an optimal unit. In order to be able to communicate with people outside the vehicle, without having to open the doors or windows, an intercom system is fitted as standard. As additional security, a robbery alarm is installed. The new BMW X5 Protection VR6 also includes runflat tyres, that allow driving after loss of tyre pressure. The heated windscreen, which is also included as standard, provides a clear view and the sun protection glazing1 guarantees discretion for the passengers in the rear.

1Optional equipment

  • Safety fuel tank

    The Self-Sealing Fuel Tank is able to reseal itself after it received damage and it prevents leaking of fuel.

  • Multi-Layered Safety Glass

    Driver and passengers of the new BMX X5 Protection VR6 are protected by a 30 mm multi-layerd safety glass, coated with a polycarbonate splinter protection layer.

  • Additional floor and roof armouring

    All-round safety – the standard underbody splinter protection guards you from attacks with DM51 hand grenades. As an option, the underbody splinter guard can also be reinforced against attacks with the hand grenade HG85. An optionally available, stronger armoured roof, made of safety steel and fibre composite materials, offers certified protection against drone attacks with DTG5 fragmentation charges (200 g C4 and over 500 fragmentation bodies) in addition to the ballistic protection, that is installed as standard.

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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.

  • Sound sequence signal installation

    The special signal equipment1 includes a detachable rotating beacon, front flashing lights in the kidney grille and a sound sequence signal. All operating elements are pooled at the control unit in front of the gear selector switch.

    1 Optional equipment.
     

  • Rear flash lights

    Additional flash lights1 at the back window warn the rear traffic.

    1 Optional equipment.
     

  • Door pane lowerable, front

    The front side window on the driver's side can be lowered electrically as standard. This equipment is also available for the passenger side1.

    1 Optional equipment.

  • Flag holder for diplomatic cases

    To attach official flags at the car’s left or right side, pennant holders1 are available.

    1 Optional equipment.
     

  • Soft-Close function

    The Soft-Close function pulls the slightly-open door shut automatically and nearly silently.

  • BMW Laserlight

    In laser high-beam mode, BMW Laserlight in a unique X design illuminates a range of up to 500 m, nearly twice as far as that of conventional headlights. Better visibility in the dark significantly increases safety. The blue X signature and the “BMW Laserlight” lettering underline the vehicle’s technological standards.

  • Telephony with wireless charging

    Telefonie mit Wireless Charging1 bietet ein umfassendes Telefoniepaket mit Bluetooth und Vorbereitung für einen WLAN Hotspot.

    1 Supports inductive charging for Qi-compatible mobile phones Special charging cases are available from Original BMW Accessories for selected smartphones that do not support the Qi standard for inductive charging.

  • Rear-seat entertainment Professional

    Rear-seat entertainment Professional provides excellent entertainment for rear passengers thanks to two separate high-resolution colour displays.

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BMW INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT IN BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES.

With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, no questions remain unanswered. It's the ultimate car expert to support you. Whatever you want to know about your BMW, whenever you need help, it is there for you. You can find out even more about the features of your vehicle and it also knows everything about the overall status of your BMW.

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BMW SECURITY DRIVER TRAINING ESPECIALLY FOR BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES.

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 Protection Vehicle driver and demonstrating how to get the most out of the BMW X5 Protection VR6. In two 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 two BMW Security Driver Training courses we offer.

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  • BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES LEVEL 1

    Let’s get serious: As a chauffeur to important people, armoured vehicles are your daily business. But they are much heavier than normal cars, thus having a very different handling. How do I execute high speed manoeuvres? What do I need to know to do a safe emergency turn manoeuvre? Professional BMW instructors show participants all they need to know for their highly responsible job. And this is more than driving skills. Predictive driving, keeping the overview under tension and perfect vehicle control at night are core contents of this training.

    Training location: Driving Center GroßDölln/ Großdölln

    Training time: two days and two overnight stays (Arrival and theoretical training in the evening before)

    Number of Participants: Max. eight participants per group / two persons per vehicle

    Vehicles: BMW Protection Vehicles and current BMW models

    Prerequisites: none

    Costs: On request

    Content: Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving lessons, two overnight stays including full board, single rooms, team support and insurance.
     

  • BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES TRAINING LEVEL 2

    The ultimate coaching for professional drivers. Anyone who takes part in this advanced class, makes its training complete. How to cope in extreme situations, like escaping, handling an armoured car up to mental strength: everything what was learned in previous professional trainings will be intensified in those three days. On top there will be the next level of driving skills. Training sessions at night, escape scenarios under paintball fire, driving with car contact or fast Pace-Car-Laps on the racing line – everything that helps participants to belong to the best in their working field and to provide their clients with optimal security. This training provides you with the tools to be a pro-driver.

    Training location: Driving Center GroßDölln/ Großdölln

    Training time: three days and three overnight stays (Arrival and theoretical training in the evening before)

    Number of Participants: Max. eight participants per group / two persons per vehicle

    Vehicles: BMW Protection Vehicles and current BMW models

    Prerequisites: BMW Protection Vehicles Training Level 1

    Costs: On request

    Content: Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving lessons, three overnight stays including full board, single rooms, team support and insurance.
     

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: MODEL OVERVIEW.

Exactly the security you need.

BMW Protection Vehicles offer effective protection to you and your passengers wherever you happen to be. They combine positive characteristics of a series model with a special reinforcement that’s undetectable even to the experienced eye. Certified by an independent German state institution, BMW Protection Vehicles guarantee the highest protection quality in an automobile as elegant and exclusive as hardly any other.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: MODEL OVERVIEW.

Exactly the security you need.

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BMW X5 PROTECTION VR6.

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. 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. One of the results is the new BMW X5 Protection VR6, which offers high level of security on the move and comfortably accommodates up to four people.

  • Interior

    The interior of the BMW X5 Protection VR6 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 Protection VR6, 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 BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation includes a high-quality display network, consisting of a high-resolution 12.3" Control Display that can be operated by touch and a fully digital 12.3" instrument panel.

    The automatic air conditioning with four-zone control comes with with two-zone control automatic air conditioning and extended features, along with two air vents in the B columns. Additionally, the rear passengers can adjust their own climate individually via a separate control display.

    The comfort seats for driver and front passenger can be electrically adjusted in a variety of ways and provide a perfect seating position for a relaxed arrival.

    The massage function for driver and passenger improves the physical wellbeing by stimulating or relaxing the muscles.

    The active seat ventilation1,2 at the front provides cool and pleasant seat temperatures, resulting in a more comfortable driving experience – even under hot conditions.

    The M Leather steering wheel, including multifunction buttons and an integrated driver-side airbag features the three-spoke design. With a steering wheel rim in leather 'Walknappa' black with black stitching and contoured thumb rests, it provides a direct, athletic steering experience.

    The new BMW X5 Protecion VR6 offers high seating comfort for four persons, incuding generous leg space. And the movable divider offers a comfortable sense of space, without compromising the safety.

    1 Optional equipment.

    2 Only available in conjunction with comfort seats.
     

  • Armour

    The security glazing in the BMW X5 Protection VR6 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 Protection VR6 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 Protection VR6, these areas are reinforced with steel armour, ensuring that neither bullets nor splinters can penetrate the passenger compartment.
     

  • Chassis and electronics

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

  • Certification

    The BMW X5 Protection VR6 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 Protection VR6 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.
     

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: TRUST IS GOOD. EXPERIENCE IS BETTER.

A long tradition of keeping you safe.

For more than 40 years, BMW has been developing and producing protection vehicles that meet the highest standards. One of the most important experiences: Only those who fulfil all aspects of a security concept from a single source can develop a vehicle with comprehensive protection without making compromises. The integration of the protective measures and the associated additional weight are already taken into account during the development of the production vehicle. In combination with innovative materials and state-of-the-art development techniques, this approach enables the perfectly coordinated integration of all protective elements at the start of production.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: TRUST IS GOOD. EXPERIENCE IS BETTER.

A long tradition of keeping you safe.

OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN SAFETY.

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1978

BMW 7 Series Secruity Vehicle – the first generation of Secruity Vehicles.

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1995

BMW 7 Series High Security Saloon – raised the standards on the international market.

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2003

BMW 7 Series High Security – the fourth generation with the latest armour technologies.

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2004

BMW X5 Security – the first generation of armoured Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV)

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2008

BMW X5 Security and BMW X5 Security Plus – the first Security Plus generation of the BMW X5 with protection level VR6.

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2012

BMW 7 Series High Security – BMW accomplishes the resistance class VR7 (BRV 2009) as the first car manufacturer ever.

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2013

BMW X5 Security and BMW X5 Security Plus mark the next generation of armoured SAVs.

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2019

BMW X5 Protection VR6 – the fourth and latest generation of SAV of BMW Protection Vehicles.

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BMW PROTECTION VEHICLES: CONTACT.

We are at your disposal for all questions concerning BMW Protection Vehicles.

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  • *The models, standard equipment and combinability of equipments in this specification sheet relate to cars supplied for Indonesian market. The availability of the equipment and configurations may vary from country to country for all models. For details of the options available in your country, please speak to your authorized BMW dealer. Subject to changes in design and equipment without prior notice.