• May 3, 2010
Testing BMW's armor plating – Click above to watch video after the jump

BMW has been manufacturing and selling premium security vehicles for clients around the world for over 30 years. The company's newest line-up of bullet-proof beasts includes the the X5 Security, X5 Security Plus, the 760Li High Security and the 750Li High Security. Depending on which level of protection clients require, BMW can offer armor against everything from pistol fire to assault rifle rounds and small explosions.

The company has released a new video that shows off exactly what goes into creating an armored vehicle from the factory. According to BMW, the manufacturer takes time during development of the base models to ensure the platforms can handle the added weight of the armored plating and glass. The result is a car that can not only take a serious beating, but can also handle and perform while looking no different than standard BMW models.

Hop the jump to see the video for yourself. But don't blame us if you have a sudden urge to dismantle an armored BMW with machine gun fire though.




[Source: BMW Blog]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Judging by how the new BMWs are, as a fan of older cars, I can see the reason why anyone would want to shoot the new cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good luck pulling off a J turn like that with BMW's impossible to figure out gear shifter!
      • 4 Years Ago
      what about driving an audi r8 over it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would love to take that driving course to learn to turn my car 180 degrees just for regular traffic ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Ready, Aim, Fire! BMW security cars take assasin's bullet, live to tell"

      Spell-check is overrated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This also works visa versa
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice car for dictators.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Assassin is spelled "assassin" not "assasin". Come on, Autoblog, proofread.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you can easily remember that with:

        ass-ass-in
        ass-ass-out
        ass-ass-in
        and shake it all about
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dummie wins!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Always wanted an armored car like these. No real need for it, just feel like it would be a lot of fun to own such a tank.

      I always wondered, though, how they do in crashes? One one hand, you would think they would do pretty well because of the heavy construction and all the steel. On the other hand, the structure might be too stiff to crumple and deform properly, so the occupants might actually experience trauma.

      Anyone have any ideas?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where do I apply to be a tester?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This video lacks explosions
      • 4 Years Ago
      "how to turn the vehicle 180 degrees in order to escape from an attack."

      wow... how many VIPs are there to face constant threats that involves that kind of maneuver?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently a lot or otherwise BMW would not be making "Security" vehicles.
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