BMW launches AK-47 beating X5

BMW launches AK-47 beating X5

BMW X5 Security fq

If Jason Statham’s character, Frank, decides to switch back to a BMW in an upcoming Transporter film, he’d have his new ride sorted. BMW has just released info on its first Class Six bullet resistant vehicle, the BMW X5 Security Plus, which marks the first vehicle ever available to the public with that classification from a mainstream manufacturer. Class Six bullet reistance means the X5 can handle anything up to a AK-47 assault rifle, the weapon-of-choice for terrorists, pirates and baddies around the globe. Besides thicker bulletproof glass, BMW has added heavier armored body panels all around, as well as sealing up all of the joints to improve protection in vulnerable body panel gaps.

Other special features that are fitted include a heavy-duty suspension with special run-flat tires, an intercom system to communicate with people outside the vehicle, a hold-up alarm that automatically locks windows and doors, plus sirens and flashing lights. There’s also a list of options that includes a rear view camera and a front-bumper-mounted side view cameras.

Power comes from BMW’s 355 horsepower, 4.80-liter V8, and even with all the extra equipment and added weight, the X5 can move from 0 to 100 kph in 8.2 seconds.

An impressive vehicle for sure, but where are the front-mounted machine guns and the optional side flamethrowers. Something to work on for next time.

BMW X5 Security fq

If Jason Statham’s character, Frank, decides to switch back to a BMW in an upcoming Transporter film, he’d have his new ride sorted. BMW has just released info on its first Class Six bullet resistant vehicle, the BMW X5 Security Plus, which marks the first vehicle ever available to the public with that classification from a mainstream manufacturer. Class Six bullet reistance means the X5 can handle anything up to a AK-47 assault rifle, the weapon-of-choice for terrorists, pirates and baddies around the globe. Besides thicker bulletproof glass, BMW has added heavier armored body panels all around, as well as sealing up all of the joints to improve protection in vulnerable body panel gaps.

Other special features that are fitted include a heavy-duty suspension with special run-flat tires, an intercom system to communicate with people outside the vehicle, a hold-up alarm that automatically locks windows and doors, plus sirens and flashing lights. There’s also a list of options that includes a rear view camera and a front-bumper-mounted side view cameras.

Power comes from BMW’s 355 horsepower, 4.80-liter V8, and even with all the extra equipment and added weight, the X5 can move from 0 to 100 kph in 8.2 seconds.

An impressive vehicle for sure, but where are the front-mounted machine guns and the optional side flamethrowers. Something to work on for next time.

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