There is no secret anymore that at the Frankfurt Auto Show BMW displayed an impressive fleet of vehicles, from production cars, to upcoming models and concepts, so we weren’t surprised to see BMW’s new line-up of security vehicles.
While the 7 Series Security was off limits due to customers being offered a presentation behind closed doors, the X5 Security was accessible and we decided to take a closer look.
The windows are upgraded to laminated 22-mm thick security glass and the car makes use of high-performance steel molded components and panels. The body features sealed joints providing support between doors and frames as well as between side panels and pillars.
An intercom system and around the car camera system can assist the passengers in extreme cases when stranded inside the car.
BMW X5 Security Plus is powered by the 4.8-litre V8 engine delivering 355 horsepower and peak torque of 350lb-ft (475Nm) at just 3,400rpm. The BMW X5 Security Plus accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 112mph (180 km/h).
What makes this vehicle even more interesting is the fact that even to the most observant person, the X5 Security Plus can pass on as a regular production model, providing discretion and a higher level of security.