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BMW X5 "Security" model can handle .44 Magnum fire

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Aug 15th, 2008 at 6:57PM

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW X5 SecurityIf you happen to be the Head of State of a controversial nation, have a lot of enemies, or you are just plain paranoid, BMW's latest X5 variation may appeal to you. It's called the BMW X5 Security, and it has been armored by the factory to protect its occupants against some serious firepower (BMW claims safety class "VR4" to resist the penetration from a .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, or a nine-millimeter Luger). While BMW is understandably mum about specifics, we do know that the body panels (including the roof and trunk) have been... Read More

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