If you demand nothing but the most secure luxury SUV, look no further than the 2020 BMW X5 Protection VR6. Offering passengers an extremely high level of protection against attacks with firearms and/or explosive devices, thanks to an armored passenger compartment with molded components made from high-strength steel adapt perfectly to the contour of the body within the area of the doors, side frame, roof and front wall. Power comes from a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a respectable 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 131 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It also features 33m thick multilayered safety glass, doors and luggage compartment partition that can also withstand attacks by impact weapons. Bullets or fragments will not be able to penetrate the armor due to sealed protection and overlapping amour-plating, e.g. within the sensitive areas of door gaps and bodywork joints as well as the transitions between body panels and glazing.
The combination of amour-plated bodywork and security glazing facilitates means handguns and long firearms using ammunition up to 7.62 × 39 FeC caliber or 7.62 × 39 SC respectively, as used in weapons of the type AK-47, will not be able to disable the vehicle.
That’s not all, the armour-plated floor offers protection against Type DM51 hand grenades. The underbody has been reinforced with fibre composite materials that can take on attacks from Type HG85 hand grenades.