Special Protection System: BMW X5 Security Plus
|   Friday, September 05, 2014
Held once every two years the GPEC (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) event, between 9-11 September 2014 in Leipzig, is designed exclusively for this industry, showing police equipment and security technology.

As an important event for the industry and technology, this eighth GPEC edition will provide an international platform of communication for police visitors and other public safety services. Last year, the GPEC 2012, attracted over 6,500 visitors from 59 countries and nearly 500 national and international exhibitors from 29 countries on five continents.


In order for important public figures, politicians, and regular people that are exposed to risk, to benefit from total protection against violent attacks, BMW provides the third generation security vehicle, based on the new BMW X5. The BMW X5 Security Plus (VR 6 - BRV 2009) presented at Leipzig has an armored passenger cell, which provides protection for up to four passengers and can withstand even an AK-47 assault.

To prevent bullet penetrations the model has sealed joints which provide protection in critical areas such as all-around doors or where panels are joined to the body pillars. Safety glass specially developed for the VR 6 protection is resistant to attacks with blunt weapons. A polycarbonate layer protects the interior from glass shards.

The BMW X5 Security Plus combines effective protection of passengers with comfort and space as well as dynamic performance, agility and versatility specific to the BMW X model. As the most spacious BMW emergency car the BMW X5 not only provides a very generous space for passengers, but also a trunk with a capacity of about 640 liters for storing special equipment.

Superior maneuverability comes via the V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which develops 330 kW / 450 hp. In combination with the intelligent all-wheel drive BMW xDrive, the engine makes sure the new security car can always be controlled safely even in critical conditions - both on road and off-road conditions.

In addition, the chassis and electronic control systems and the braking system were adapted to a higher weight of the vehicle. Thus the BMW X5 Security Plus performances are flush with those of a regular model, which ensures effortless maneuverability in normal everyday situations. In such situations, security facilities are integrated so discreetly that the model is almost indistinguishable from a model series, even for a specialist eye.

Run-flat tires allow the car to move right even in the case of total pressure loss - for example, if the tire is shot, or perforated at the crossing over sharp objects. An intercom system allows passengers to communicate with people outside the car even when the doors and windows are closed, while the assault alarm function automatically locks the doors and windows and gives audible and visual alarm signals. This system controls are located on the center console, behind a cover.

Also at the GPEC exhibition in Leipzig a BMW X5 Security, which benefits from VR 4 - BRV 2009 protection level will be exposed. Therefore, this car has special equipment: a helicopter stretcher, allowing quick and safe transportation to a hospital or at a rescue helicopter in a medical emergency.
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