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      08-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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2015 BMW X5 Security Plus Vehicle

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BMW has introduced the F15 X5 Security Plus model, which will be unveiled at the 2014 Moscow show late this month. Here's info on the X5 Security Plus, via BMW:

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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. In response to this threat, a new level of vehicle security is required. 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. The result is the new BMW X5 Security Plus, which offers high level of security on the move and comfortably accommodates up to four people.

Interior

The interior of the BMW X5 Security Plus 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 Security Plus, you have almost limitless design possibilities. As you would expect, a large number of options from the BMW Individual range are included in these.

Armor

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

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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 Security Plus 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 Security Plus 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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Having power is one thing, making intelligent use of it is quite another. And that is exactly what the xDrive all-wheel drive system does in the BMW Security Plus. However demanding the situation, xDrive will adapt to any surface to ensure maximum traction at all times. So you stay in total control of your vehicle. By measuring parameters such as steering angle and the speed of the individual wheels, xDrive is able to recognise when the vehicle is threatening to under or oversteer, and react immediately. An electronic clutch adjusts the division of engine torque between the two axles in a fraction of a second, so as to ensure power always goes to the wheels with the most grip. The result is a gripping drive, in every sense.

The BMW all-wheel drive system, xDrive, ensures your BMW X5 has the best possible traction at all times, enhancing agility and keeping you safely on track, even on fast bends. Under normal circumstances, it distributes driver power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio, and changes this figure variably when the road surface or overall driving conditions change.

When parking, the system reacts to the need for high manoeuvrability at low speed by opening the clutch completely so the powertrain functions optimally. BMW xDrive is regulated by Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and uses information from the latter system’s sensors to monitor road conditions. In addition, brake force courtesy of DSC is used when there is traction difference between the two sides of the vehicle and wheel spin is likely.

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      08-19-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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sometimes I feel like I need one of these to drive around where I live...
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      08-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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sometimes I feel like I need one of these to drive around where I live...
I'd move in a New York minute !
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Man, that X5 took a serious beating. Perfect for cruising the streets of Bogata.
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So if there is an armed intruder at home, just slip into the garage and lock yourself in this car. The car can double up as a safe house
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sometimes I feel like I need one of these to drive around where I live...
Lol
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So if there is an armed intruder at home, just slip into the garage and lock yourself in this car. The car can double up as a safe house
Seriously good idea.
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Damn! people really have a grudge against BMW drivers
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sometimes I feel like I need one of these to drive around where I live...

haha I went to college in Albany and I know exactly how you feel
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the video of them firing the AK at the X5 is floating around the internet somewhere...we must find it!!
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and what happens when a tire gets shot ?
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and what happens when a tire gets shot ?
Run flats
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and what happens when a tire gets shot ?
Run flats...?
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I don't mind driving these around in Iraq as a security guard.
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More then 200 bullet holes and they missed the headlights ????

Yeah sure...
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at 1:45 he does shoot the headlight and the angel eye popped off
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More then 200 bullet holes and they missed the headlights ????

Yeah sure...
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More then 200 bullet holes and they missed the headlights ????

Yeah sure...
Nah, they got the headlights...@ the 1:45 mark.
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@iceweasel23 I am guessing you would not mind destroying the rims after the run flats are exhausted, just to get away from being fired at.

Now, what do these do? Part of the "a self-sealing fuel tank"?



Very "Bond":


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That can be sealing fluid for any number of fluids, tires or part of an air filtration system (It looks like air filters on the left of the picture.)
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Nah, they got the headlights...@ the 1:45 mark.
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at 1:45 he does shoot the headlight and the angel eye popped off
That video is of an E53 X5. The X5 pictured is the F15 body style.
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