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    Official: BMW shows up-armored X5 concept and we can't get near it
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    BMW has brought a slightly different concept vehicle to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than something that foreshadows a future product or a new design direction, the Munich-based manufacturer has brought an X5 that's designed to be shot at. It's called the Concept X5 Security Plus. The ...

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    Report: Cadillac to vie for Secret Service armored car contract, new Beast?
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    President Obama has used the same armored limo since his inauguration in 2008. Known by many as The Beast, the Presidential Limo was provided by Cadillac and earned its nickname in large part because of its massive size, which isn't surprising considering that its Caddy-shaped bodywork is said to ...

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    Video: Syrian rebels show off their inner A-Team with homemade tank
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    Going up against an organized military must be quite a challenge, but Syrian rebels have used a little ingenuity to give themselves a fighting chance in the country's civil war. Judging by the fact that the uprising has lasted for more than a year now, the fighters definitely have skills in ...

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    Report: Bentley pondering foray into the armored car business
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    In a move that makes us say, "Well... of course," The Guardian reports that Bentley is contemplating the creation of a division that would build "armour-plated" versions of its cars. The competitors in mass-market luxury and premium luxury already have such divisions – BMW just announced ...

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    Video: Japan's not-so-armored car services and how they move money
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    They do things a little differently in Japan. Now that we've qualified for the Understatement Of The Year award, allow us to elaborate. Here in the United States, banks rely on privately-contracted security services to move large quantities of money from one secure location to another. These ...

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    Video: FPS Russia takes an armored troop carrier through a drive thru
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    Internet and YouTube phenom FPS Russia – no, he's not really Russian and yes, his accent, though amusing, is fake – tends to go a little bit overboard at times. He loves guns and blowing things up, and the bigger the boom it makes, the better. So, when it came time to take a little ...

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    VW will happily sell you an armored last-gen Jetta... in Mexico
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    Personal protection is a big deal south of the border, and the people of Mexico reportedly spend upwards of $80 million per year on armored vehicles. When we think of armored cars, we tend to think about Chevy Tahoes and Ford Expeditions, but Volkswagen has for years offered a smaller, slightly ...

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    Maybach 62 Guard keeps the rich coddled from harm's way
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    2011 Maybach 62 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Typically, when an automaker develops an armored version of one of their sedans or SUVs, the added weight taken as inherent has an adverse effect on the car's performance. But with the new Maybach Guard, the top-of-the-line Daimler ...

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    Report: Armored car sales blowing up thanks to Mexican drug war
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    2010 BMW X5 Security Plus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mexican drug war has been big news for a good longtime now, and with good reason – there have been a reported 33,000 casualties since late 2006. Mexican authorities claim that most of the violence has been ...

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    Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured perfect for rough terrain, neighborhoods
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    Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Why do people buy SUVs? Some do it for the cargo and passenger capacities. Some buy 'em because they like to sit high. But some buy sport-utes because, even though the most off-road action they'll ever see is a muddy ...

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    Ready, Aim, Fire! BMW security cars take assasin's bullet, live to tell
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    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 ...

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    New reality series Family Armor combines vehicle bulletproofing and Mormons
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    We're not precisely sure how to treat this one, so we're going to go ahead and use the "jump in with both feet" method. TLC is launching a new reality show called Family Armor that follows the exploits of two Mormon brothers-in-law that build bulletproof cars for a living. That doesn't sounds so ...

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    REPORT: Secret Service vehicles strike and kill pedestrian
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    Presidential Limousine - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/people/Biden_s_Secret_Service_Motorcade_Hits_and_Kills_Pedestrian'; Tragedy struck the streets of Maryland Wednesday when a pair of heavily armored Secret Service vehicles designed to escort the Vice ...

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