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BMW 5 series e60 Security - Security level and exterior

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The 5 Series Security complies with protection level B4.
Precisely this is why the 5 Series Security is protected against .44 Magnum revolver ammunition and other hand-held weapons in accordance with the requirements of the ballistic protection level B4. BMW Security vehicles of this kind are used by multinational companies and organisations as well as by private individuals.

High-performance fibre composites (aramid, polyethylene) and special-purpose steel is used for armouring the chassis.
Glass with a thickness of approximately 21 millimetres is used for the windows. The armoured glass has been provided with a polycarbonate layer that offers passengers additional protection from splinters.

The BMW 5 Series Security is manufactured alongside the series model at BMW’s Dingolfing plant. While on the production line it is prepared for armouring before being shipped to a specialist facility in Toluca, Mexico, where the vehicles (including the BMW X5 Security) complete the final assembly stage. Forming a distinct contrast to production cars retrofitted with security features, the special features especially on BMW's Security cars are integrated into the car right from the beginning in a process parallel to the industrial standard production.

Moreover, top priority is given not only to security in BMW Security cars, but also to optimally tailoring and adjusting the vehicle to the increased weight. This is achieved by extensive modifications of the suspension, braking system and rear axle.

The high level of security specification does not inhibit the interior design or ergonomics though and occupants can still experience the same generous dimensions and freedom of movement inside the passenger compartment. The choice of special options for the Security vehicle is almost on par with the range of options available for its production counterpart. Furthermore, even BMW Individual packages could be integrated in the car, in order to provide customers with the combination of state-of-the-art security and highest exclusivity. Individual equipment options for authorities (e.g. siren and radio systems as well as LED flashing lights incorporated into the radiator grille) can also be integrated if desired.

The 5 Series Security hardly differs at first sight from its regular production counterpart.
Another important argument also speaks in favour of security made by BMW: All of BMW’s Security and High Security vehicles are built to international standards and are certified by non-partisan, official tests institutes such as the German ballistic authority.

It goes without saying that the 5 Series Security, like all of BMW’s Security and High Security vehicles, comes with nearly all the passive safety attributes of the regular production models. Through its design features and safety items, this is one of the safest vehicles in the world also in the event of an accident.

From outside the BMW 5 Series Security hardly differs from its regular production counterpart. And this is important, since many customers understandably attach great significance to discretion and anonymity. A further equally obvious point is absolute discretion on the groups of customers buying such vehicles as well as comprehensive service provided the world over.

This includes BMW’s own pool of High Security and Security vehicles able to supply the customer with a suitable car whenever necessary at short notice and nearly everywhere the world over.


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