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Moscow 2014 Preview: BMW to launch X5 Security Plus

Moscow 2014 Preview: BMW to launch X5 Security Plus image

Text: / Photos: BMW Press | posted August 21, 2014 08:56

Offers high personal safety within the Sports Activity Vehicle range

BMW will be unveiling a new factory armored model at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show - the X5 Security Plus.

The German automaker did not said any specifics except that the SUV has a VR6 safety rating, the fourth highest ranking in ballistic protection. It has special protection in its seams and connecting joints that assures a solid construction. The safety glass used for the X5 Security Plus is also rated at VR6 to ensure safety from ballistics.

Interior of the BMW X5 Security Plus

Under the hood is a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that cranks out 450 PS along with 650 Nm of torque and runs on the company's proprietary BMWxDrive all-wheel drive system. The armored variant of the X5 will still be able to hold its own on and off-road according to the German automaker.

V8 engine of the BMW X5 Security Plus