Coincidence or not, but just a couple of days ago, we talked about BMW’s Security fleet and training they put together for anyone that is interested. Showed you the previous generation 7 Series going through some “rough” scenarios and the driver’s ability to overcome them.
So, it was a quite surprise when this morning MotorAuthority uploaded some spy photos of a 2009 BMW 7 Series Security model. The car looks almost the same as regular production 7er, but there are a few small details that give it away: wide fail-safe tires and ministerial flag holders on the front fenders.
There is one thing that I disagree on with MotorAuthority folks and that is the level of security the car will be rated as, VR6/VR7 instead of the VR4 level, which was assigned to the 5 Series and X5.
We expect to see similar features as in the previous security models:
- such as an amor ranging resisting to firearms from .44 and .357 Magnums, to 9mm Luger
- body panels with a ballistic-resistant armored fiber
- windows are upgraded to laminated 22-mm thick security glass
- raid alarm which automatically locks all doors
- camera system with intercom keeps the passengers informed of what’s happening outside.
All Security models are built completely in-house at BMW and they can be purchased through a dealership as well.
[Source: More photos at MotorAuthority ]