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Bullet-proof Beemer released

 

BMW has revealed its X5 Security Plus model, an amoured version designed to protect occupants from assailants wielding AK-47s

The car has a class 6 bullet resistance rating - the first vehicle ever available to the public with that classification from a mainstream manufacturer. 

Thick bulletproof glass, heavy armour plating made from steel panels protect passengers inside, and other special features include heavy-duty suspension, an intercom system to communicate with people outside the vehicle, a hold-up alarm that automatically locks windows and doors, plus sirens and flashing lights. Also standard, run-flat tyres mean the vehicle can travel at around 50mph for up to 100 miles.

The BMW X5's engine is a 355 horsepower, 4.80-litre V8 which can move from 0 to 100kph in 8.2 seconds.

Not sure if we'll see this car on the streets on NZ, but we're sure it'll be a hit overseas...

 


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