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HometempArmored BMW X5 set for 2023 Munich auto present

Armored BMW X5 set for 2023 Munich auto present

BMW earlier this yr unveiled the totally up to date 2024 X5, and there is an armored model as nicely.

Making its public debut on the 2023 Munich auto present, the BMW X5 Safety VR6 is an up to date model of the armored that first appeared in 2019 and has since grow to be the bestselling automobile of its type, in keeping with BMW.

The X5 Safety VR6 seems like a regular X5, however options built-in armor constituted of high-strength metal within the physique shell, doorways, and roof. BMW additionally added an armored partition between the cabin and cargo space, an aluminum under-body splinter guard, and a self-sealing gasoline tank. Further underbody and roof armor, together with flashing lights and flag poles, can be found as choices.

2024 BMW X5 Protection VR6

2024 BMW X5 Safety VR6


Thicker glass can also be a part of the armoring course of, however BMW stated it preserved conveniences like energy home windows and a heated windshield. An M leather-based steering wheel, four-zone local weather management, and sport seats are commonplace, with non-obligatory leather-based upholstery. The Safety VR6 additionally options the identical infotainment show as different X5 fashions, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen underneath a single piece of glass.

The Safety VR6 makes use of the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 from the X5 M60i xDrive. Regardless of the armored automobile’s further weight, output is unchanged at 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. As within the non-armored model, a mild-hybrid system is ready to present a short lived 12-hp increase. BMW estimates a 5.9-second 0-62 mph time, whereas the highest velocity is electronically restricted to 130 mph.


2024 BMW X5 Protection VR6

2024 BMW X5 Safety VR6

Adaptive M Suspension, M Sport differential, rear-axle steering, and lively roll stabilization are commonplace, with chassis tuning particular to the Safety VR6, in keeping with BMW.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024. Manufacturing will happen alongside the usual X5 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Whereas specialty firms like Inkas will upfit BMW fashions with armor, the automaker stays dedicated to constructing armored autos itself. Alongside the X5 Safety VR6, factory-armored variations of the 7-Sequence and i7 may even debut in Munich.

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