For high-value targets that aren't willing to be seen in the X5 Security, BMW has decided to fortify its 5-series to Security spec in both 530i and 550i trim.
The 5er gets many of the same technologies originally found in its SUV counterpart and meets VR4 ballistic protection standards, staving off .44-caliber bullets at firing angles of 45- to 90-degrees.
In order to meet VR4 levels of protection, 22 mm-thick glass is fitted all around, along with Aramid fiber mats (think bulletproof protection for your feet), an explosion-resistant reinforced underbelly, intercom and camera system.
Power is provided by either a 367 hp, 4.8-liter V8 that can hit 60 in 6.5 seconds or a 272 hp, 3.0-liter inline-six that can run to the magic mark in 7.5 seconds.
BMW builds all its Security models in house, with availability in select dealerships through Africa, Latin America, the Middle-East and South-East Asia.
Make the jump for the press release.