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Spy Shots: 2009 BMW 7 Series Security

7-series | November 27th, 2008 by 0
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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 …

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.

Spy Shots: 2009 BMW 7 Series Security

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 ]
Spy Shots: 2009 BMW 7 Series Security

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