BMW unveiled an armored version of crossover X5, which is able to withstand automatic weapons fire and grenade explosions.
BMW unveiled an armored version of crossover X5, called the VR6 Protection. The protection level of the vehicle corresponds to the standard VR6 — the car is able to withstand the shots of weapons chambered in 7.62?39 mm, which is used, for example, in the modification of the Kalashnikov (AK-47, AKM).
In addition, the crossover design can protect occupants from an explosive device up to 15 kg in a trotyl equivalent working distance of up to four meters. To achieve this level of protection in doors, sides, roof and bulkhead of the engine compartment which established the special panel of high-strength steel.
In addition, the BMW X5 VR6 Protection used a special 30-mm glass, which can withstand the attack of “cold weapons of any kind”. Chassis and storage compartment are reinforced with special aluminum components.
Plus, the crossover is equipped with 20-inch wheels with tires with reinforced sidewalls, through which the car can stay on the go even after a complete loss of tyre pressure. Among other equipment — self-sealing fuel tank, p. A. system and flashing beacons.
BMW X5 VR6 Protection is equipped with a 4.4-litre petrol engine with two turbines, developing 530 HP and 750 N·m of torque. Armored crossover is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.9 s, and its maximum speed was 210 km per hour.