BMW is getting ready to launch a brand new model of its common X5 SUV, the F15 Security Plus. To the informal observer, nothing is amiss with the X5, however to a firearm-wielding prison bent on theft or worse, the F15 Security Plus is a rolling safehouse disguised as a BMW .

2015 BMW X5 F15 Security Plus Reviews

2015 BMW X5 F15 Security Plus Reviews

BMW will formally debut the armored X5 on the upcoming Moscow Auto Present subsequent week, although the unique idea made its first look in Frankfurt final 12 months. The F15 Security Plus is designed to fulfill the VR6 Security stage, that means assaults from small arms fireplace just like the AK-forty seven, AR-15, and most hand weapons may have no impact on the passenger’s well being (effectively, save for panic or coronary heart assaults).

Ballistic panels and glass aren’t the one modifications BMW has completed to the F15. The chassis has been strengthened whereas the digital administration methods and brakes have been upgraded to cope with the added weight. Energy comes from the dual-turbocharged, four.four-liter V-eight making 445 horsepower and 480 pound toes of torque.

This isn’t BMW’s first in-home armored car. The German automaker has been producing armored variations of its 7 Collection for almost twenty years. At present BMW is producing the VR7-rated 7 Sequence rated to guard in opposition to extra deadly threats like explosives and better-powered rifles.

BMW will even supply a lighter, VR4-rated X5 SUV for purchasers on the lookout for primary Security however with minimal modifications in car driving dynamics. Extra particulars are slated for launch as soon as the car debuts in Moscow.

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The BMW X5 is a well-liked luxurious SUV the world over with a minimum of three engine choices, two- or 4-wheel-drive, and a mess of trim packages. The X5 gives room for 5 and a great deal of facilities like twin screens for second row passengers and BMW’s newest iDrive infotainment system.

The usual engine is the respectable, inline six-cylinder with BMW’s TwinPower turbocharging system. It makes 300 horsepower and 300 pound-toes of torque. A turbo-diesel can be accessible, and it makes 255 horses and 413 pound-toes of torque. The highest-vary engine and the one obtainable within the F15 Security Plus X5 is the four.four-liter V-eight. With twin turbochargers spooling up, it makes 445 horsepower and 480 pound-toes of torque.

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Pricing for the X5 begins at $53,725 for the gasoline model and the V-eight begins out at $sixty nine,a hundred twenty five. Count on to pay fairly a hefty chunk extra for the armored model.